MANAGING CANCER WITH CANNABIS
Many individuals suffering from cancer experience nausea and vomiting as a side effect of chemotherapy. Studies have shown that medical cannabis can be an effective treatment for nausea and vomiting, and cancer is one of the most common conditions among medical marijuana patients. Medical cannabis has been proven to provide relief from nausea, stimulate one’s appetite, offer pain alleviation, and more.
CANNABIS FOR PAIN RELIEF
Cannabis can work similarly to opioids (the strongest pain relievers available) when treating individuals living with cancer related pain. Medical cannabis is considered by many to be a safer alternative to opioids, posing less risk for dependency. Additionally, it may have anti-inflammatory effects that can help with pain.
Nerve damage is a common complication of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. It is typically characterized by a feeling of weakness, numbness, tingling, or burning in the hands and feet. Medical cannabis has been shown to provide relief for those experiencing pain from neuropathy.