The world of Cannabidiol (CBD) and how it relates to healing of illnesses is at the forefront of continuous research. When it comes to cancer, researchers and advocates hope that more understanding and legalization will lead to life changing health results.
Currently, CBD may help people with cancer manage some symptoms of the disease as well as side effects of treatment. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation can produce a multitude of side effects, such as nausea and loss of appetite, which can lead to weight loss.
CBD has been proven effective in aiding and limiting these side effects. CBD also has anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties that can aid in the stress and anxiety experienced by patients in treatment.
As of now there is no FDA approved CBD product for treating cancer. However, there are two marijuana-based drugs have been approved to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Dronabinol (Marinol) comes in capsule form and contains THC. Nabilone (Cesamet) is an oral synthetic cannabinoid that acts similar to THC.
If you’re considering using medical marijuana, talk to us. Learn about how and what would be beneficial. The cure may not be here yet but there is more to the cancer battle that can be positively impacted by medical marijuana and knowledge of good practices.