Cannabis: Alternative Cancer Treatment

cannabisCannabis is controversial for two reasons. For one, it’s illegal in many parts of the world as it is considered a dangerous and addictive substance. The other reason would be the purported health benefits of consuming marijuana, which happens to include cancer cure. Now, there has been much debate on these two matters, but today, we’ll only be focusing on the health aspect.

There have literally been tens of thousands of scientific studies related to marijuana over the years, many of which require payment, which can easily be made more affordable through Coupon Codes. However, only some of the supposed positive health effects of the substance has been confirmed, so far.

 

Cannabis And PainDrug bottle containing cannabis

Perhaps the most widely recognized and best supported by actual scientific evidence, the claim that Cannabis can help alleviate pain has been confirmed for years. There’s no need to debate this fact since scientists have turned the idea over on its head multiple times, only to come to the same conclusion that medicine folks ages going back centuries already knew.

It’s even been confirmed that cannabis can hold its own when pitted against powerful painkillers such as morphine in some cases. Combined with the fact that the substance has fewer side effects compared to chemical medication, it’s no wonder cannabis is popular among lots of patients suffering from chronic pain.

 

Cannabis And Cancer

Now we come to less established side of the conversation. For years, proponents of medical marijuana have argued that cannabis can actually cure cancer. However, substantial evidence to support this assertion have thus far eluded researchers. This is largely because of the limited scope that scientists have to work with, what with marijuana being an illegal drug, and all.

Blausen Cannabis MedicinalOn that note, there have been notable difference in patients who use marijuana while undergoing chemotherapy treatments and those who don’t. According to studies, patients who use cannabis need painkillers a lot less and have shown improved moods and appetite.

There have also been studies that discovered how cannabis can actually slow the growth of certain types of cancer in a lab setup, though, it has been difficult to gather similar data using live patients. More clinical trials with an acute focus on cannabis use are slated for the future.

4 Responses to “Cannabis: Alternative Cancer Treatment”

  1. Mila says:

    Such good points here. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Andrew says:

    Thanks for this very informative post. I really have a great time reading it. 🙂

  3. Heather says:

    To the pharmaceutical companies, using herbs such as cannabis would destroy their billion dollar industry. I think that’s the main reason why many states still consider it illegal.

    • Patrick says:

      Most of the uses of cannabis have been documented and published, I don’t see anything wrong about it. I think most doctors are being held by the big pharma companies because most of them do not want cannabis to be sold legally.

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