Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of the occasion, we wanted to share some amazing stories of children whose cancer treatments were transformed by the addition of medical cannabis and take a look at the future of this potentially game-changing treatment.
Medical cannabis can relieve many symptoms of chronic illness, and is one of very few options for appetite stimulation in patients who have little or no appetite to help them manage or recover from their conditions.
There is strong evidence that the cannabinoids naturally produced in the body play a role in suppressing nausea in normal circumstances, and intake of cannabinoids from medical marijuana during episodes of nausea can also effectively relieve symptoms
In March of 2014, Neville and Sharon Kelly were grappling with shattering news; Sharon was diagnosed with stage IV terminal lung cancer and given 6 to 9 months to live. “I was desperately searching the internet looking for information or any confirmation that cannabis can be used to fight cancer..”
Other forms of epilepsy seem to respond just as well to high-CBD therapy. Dr. Margaret Gedde found that child patients with Dravet syndrome, Doose syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome all improved with extract use.
Like before, it struck Stan in the lungs first. Manifesting as a persistent cough, a doctor later revealed cancerous nodes in the lungs that were the real culprits.
Previous studies, like this one, have proven that when smoking marijuana in isolation (i.e. without cigarettes) there is no associated decline in pulmonary functioning or increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or lung cancer.