How Cannabis Can Help Treat Cancer Patients

You might think that all formulations of marijuana are created equal, but you’d be wrong. There’s a world of difference between the effects on your body of recreational and medicinal marijuana. 

The health professionals at Coastal Wellness Centers specialize in using the medical formulas of cannabis to treat a host of chronic and acute conditions, including cancer. Here’s what you need to know about how medical marijuana can become part of your treatment plan.

How medical cannabis differs from recreational marijuana

Many people think that all medical marijuana gives you the same buzz as recreational marijuana. They’re wrong. Many different strains of medical marijuana exist that contain different active compounds at different levels of potency. Medical marijuana comes in oils, creams, sprays, and medicine you inhale or take orally.

Cannabinoids are the active components of the cannabis plant that provide the therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana. The best-known cannabinoids include cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). 

THC

THC, which can produce the marijuana high, relieves pain, nausea, and inflammation. 

CBD

Cannabidiol eases feelings of paranoia, anxiety, pain, seizures, and inflammation.

How cannabis treats cancer symptoms

Medical marijuana doesn’t cure cancer, but it can relieve symptoms of the disease and its treatments. In fact, 73% of surveyed oncologists said that medical marijuana benefits cancer patients. 

Some evidence exists that cannabis may impact tumor cells. But medical marijuana clearly helps relieve many side effects of cancer and cancer treatment. 

Medical marijuana relieves pain

Medical marijuana can relieve chronic and cancer pain with fewer addiction risks and other unpleasant side effects associated with morphine and prescription opioids.

Medical marijuana eases insomnia

Medical marijuana can restore your natural sleep cycle and help you fall asleep.

Medical marijuana reduces nausea 

One of the most unpleasant side effects of chemotherapy is nausea. Medical marijuana reduces the nausea and vomiting that can deplete your physical and emotional resources. Medical marijuana also increases appetite.

Medical marijuana decreases anxiety

Medical marijuana can reduce anxiety by increasing relaxation and elevating your mood.

If you’d like to learn more about medical marijuana and how you can include it in your cancer treatment plan, the team at Coastal Wellness Centers can guide you through the steps of becoming certified in the State of Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry. When you have your medical marijuana card, we can help you find the appropriate formulations and products to ease your cancer and cancer treatment symptoms.

To learn more about medical marijuana, call Coastal Wellness Centers at 855-243-4842.

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