Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)—Health Professional Version – National Cancer Institute
Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of Cannabis and cannabinoids in the treatment of cancer-related side effects, such as nausea and vomiting.
This summary contains the following key information:
- Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.
- By federal law, the possession of Cannabis is illegal in the United States, except within approved research settings; however, a growing number of states, territories, and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to legalize its medical use.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved Cannabis as a treatment for cancer or any other medical condition.
- Chemical components of Cannabis, called cannabinoids, activate specific receptors throughout the body to produce pharmacologic effects, particularly in the central nervous system and the immune system.
- Commercially available cannabinoids, such as dronabinol and nabilone, are approved drugs for the treatment of cancer-related side effects.
- Cannabinoids may have benefits in the treatment of cancer-related side effects.
Source: Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)—Health Professional Version – National Cancer Institute
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FACT: C-3, C-4 receptors in the Endo-Cannabinoid System wither away from lack of stimulation after a certain period of time. It’s too bad Ronald Reagan & others who suffered from Alzheimer’s were led to believe that they ought to wage a war against cannabis. Ironically, while Reagan was waging war against the herb, cannabinoid deficiency was literally killing him – as his mind deteriorated.
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