“Evidence from one animal study suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumours. Research in mice showed that these extracts, when used with radiation, increased the cancer-killing effects of the radiation.”
Although some states allow the use of marijuana medicinally and recreationally, it remains under a Federal ban.
Adverse side effects of cannabinoids may include:
- Rapid beating of the heart.
- Low blood pressure.
- Muscle relaxation.
- Bloodshot eyes.
- Slowed digestion and movement of food by the stomach and intestines.
Cannabis is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of any cancer-related symptom or side effect of cancer therapy.
However, two cannabinoids (dronabinol and nabilone) are approved by the FDA for the treatment of chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting in patients who have not responded to standard therapy.