How is Cancer associated with Medical Marijuana?
Publish Date: January 7th, 2021; Author: Darren M. Jorgenson.
How is Medical Marijuana associated with cancer treatment?
How can Medical Marijuana affect Cancer?
What are cannabinoid drugs often used?
Talking about the cannabinoid drugs that are often used include two chemically pure drugs based on the medical cannabis treatments that have been approved for the treatment in the US. These drugs are:
• Marinol or Dronabinol: Marinol or Dronabinol is a gelatin capsule containing the THC constituent approved by FDA US to treat nausea and vomit caused due to cancer chemotherapy.
• Cesamet or Nabilone: Nabilone or Cesamet is a synthetic cannabinoid that works pretty well like THC. This drug can be consumed to treat nausea and vomit caused by chemotherapy where the other medications fail to work.
Conversely, a cannabinoid drug, namely Nabiximols, is currently under study in the US. It is a mouth spray composed of the whole plant extract with THC and CBD constituents in the almost one-to-one mix.
How do these mentioned cannabinoid drugs affect the cancer symptoms?
How can marijuana help Cancer?
Research studies have a lot to say about the benefits of medical marijuana on several health conditions. Medical marijuana can benefit the cancer symptoms and treatment’s side effects when it comes to cancer health conditions.
There is nothing to get confused about that medical marijuana consumption cures Cancer. No, but it helps to manage and deal with the symptoms and side effects. Let us delve into the symptoms and side effects of the health conditions and how cannabis helps treat them.
• Vomiting and Nausea
Studies found that smoking marijuana can alleviate the chemotherapy side effects. You will be astonished to know that even the FDA has approved nabilone, dronabinol, and man-made cannabinoids to treat nausea and vomiting when their medications don’t work.
• Nerve Pain
Neuropathy is the numbness, weakness, or pain caused due to nerve damage. It can occur as a consequence of cancer treatment or chemotherapy. However, several studies indicate that smoking marijuana can aid this specific type of nerve pain.
Pain is the most common symptom of the health condition, and studies have significant proof that smoking marijuana can ease cancer-related pains. Marijuana can also alleviate inflammation and helps deal with pains.
• Weight loss and appetite
Weight loss and appetite is the most common symptom of Cancer. However, several studies have shown that marijuana consumption can help improve the appetite of cancer patients.
What are the risk factors involved?
If you are considering medical marijuana, you must!
1. Know the Law
Every state has different laws presenting diverse qualifying conditions and medical marijuana dispensing. It is essential to get familiar with the state laws concerning medical marijuana treatment. Disobeying the laws can put you in legal trouble. So, choosing the treatments requires the essentiality to get familiar with the state laws you are residing in.
2. Talk to your medical doctor.
Talking to a medical doctor is essential while choosing the treatment. The medical doctor is the only way out to help you get legal access to the treatment, as it is a crucial step while obtaining a medical marijuana card from anywhere. Additionally, the doctor evaluates the health condition and adequately recommends the appropriate dosage and strain that can benefit the health condition.