Cancer associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting is a qualifying condition, and medical cannabis can potentially help with these symptoms and side effects.

According to the American Cancer Society, there have been some early clinical trials of medical cannabis in treating cancer in humans, and more studies are planned. The society supports more scientific research on medical cannabis for cancer patients, and supports the search for better and more effective therapies to overcome often-debilitating side effects of cancer treatment.

How Cannabis may help Cancer:

  • Cannabis therapy may help with the pain from cancer through reducing inflammation and supplementing traditional therapies.

  • Our high-THC and low-CBD product (Tangerine) is the most commonly used product in cancer patients.

  • THC is effective in decreasing pain, improving appetite, improving sleep, and has anti-nausea, anti-emetic (vomiting), and anti-anxiety properties.

  • The small amount of CBD that is in this product has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as helps improve the anti-nausea, anti-emetic (vomiting), and anti-anxiety properties of THC, which are helpful in progressive disease and during/after chemotherapy.


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