Cancer is probably one of the main focuses when it comes to research into the effects of medical cannabis. One of the reasons for this is because cancer is a condition that affects millions of people in different ways – whether it’s the brain, blood or bladder. The other reason is because the plight of cancer patients is one of the biggest triggers for the legalization of medical marijuana and hemp, especially in the 70s and 80s. (Glaucoma, epilepsy and AIDS/HIV were others.)
Cannabis seems to work for so many patients because it not only helps manage the side-effects of chemotherapy, but may also help battle cancer of many types, including: bladder, brain, breast, colon, endocrine, kaposi sarcoma, leukemia, lung, prostate and skin. Different types of cannabis may be more suitable for certain cancers than others – this is an area of extreme interest amongst the science community at the moment. For research into the use of cannabis for cancer in general, the following three studies show some promise:
Check out the positives and negatives below and if you’d like to speak to Doctor Frank about your condition or getting a medical marijuana card, get in touch!