Cancer patients are on a wide range of medications that often further their discomfort with countless negative side effects. For those that undergo surgery, one in ten will become dependant on opioids which is a significant new danger in itself.
For those suffering from cancer, anything that can help them get through the day a little easier is a huge blessing. However, for many patients that blessing comes in the form of a sticky green herb.
Despite years of research, there simply is not a single shred of scientific evidence that backs the grandiose claims that extracts from the hemp plant would somehow magically cure a disease that has been otherwise incredibly hard to combat and treat.
Considering Cannabis as a Cure
People still wonder if it is somehow the cure, or even a potential cure. Wouldn’t you expect some factually documented miracle cures in terminal cancer patients using medical marijuana for pain relief? Or maybe witness some extremely low rates of cancer deaths in Rastafari? People like Bob Marley, who by the way sadly died of cancer at age 36.
However, a newly published study about the largest ever of its kind has revealed concrete evidences. It was stated that cannabis can be a safe and effective treatment for the slew of negative side effects from which cancer patients suffer.
Treating Common Symptoms
According to cannabis studies and research, over 80% of the patients reported a moderate or significant improvement in their condition after using cannabis. The most improved symptoms were nausea and vomiting (91.0%), sleep disorders (87.5%), restlessness (87.5%), and anxiety and depression (84.2%).
Hopefully these findings will influence doctors and lawmakers to take cannabis more seriously as an effective medicine that can alleviate the suffering of so many people. When asked whether she believes this study will make an impact on the medical community, Schleider responded:
“One study is never enough. But every piece of data and every study published regarding cannabis treatment is one more piece of the puzzle. At Tikun Olam, we have a research department dedicated to conducting clinical trials. Hopefully we will have even more positive results and our research will add a few more pieces into that huge puzzle.”
This puzzle still has many pieces to be filled in, but its picture is beginning to take shape. Cannabis can help reduce the use of dangerous opioid painkillers while undeniably improving the quality of life of cancer patients.
We should be doing everything in our power to make cancer patients’ lives more comfortable. It’s clear that cannabis can be a solution for easing pain and suffering in those that need it most.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]