06/20/2016 | Cannabis + Cancer, Health + Wellness

Cancer Medical Marijuana

Cancer is an approved condition for medical cannabis use in the state of Illinois, and it is easy to see why. Compared to other conditions, there has been extensive research by health organizations, such as the National Cancer Institute and the Mayo Clinic, into how medical cannabis can help those suffering from cancer. Though definitely not a cure, cannabinoids have shown time and again that they can assist in symptom management.

Nausea and Appetite Loss

One of the worst side effects of undergoing chemotherapy is the nausea that comes after. This is also associated with appetite loss. Fortunately, medical cannabis has been proven to help with both. In clinical trials, Marinol, which is a synthetic THC pill, was found to be more effective than other anti-nausea medication. In addition, medical cannabis can also stimulate appetite for those that suffer from a loss of appetite because of chemotherapy.

Pain and Other Symptoms

Though there are fewer studies about pain, anxiety, and sleep problems that are often symptoms of cancer treatment, than there are about nausea, they do show that these symptoms can be alleviated through medical cannabis. Anxiety, as a separate condition, is being studied in regards to using medical cannabis as treatment. Patients often use medical marijuana for pain relief for conditions such as fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis. Anyone that has been through cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy, knows that it is a painful process. Anything that can help alleviate the symptoms ought to be taken into consideration.

Here at Greenhouse, we have three conveniently located dispensaries, including one in Morris that just opened! Our goal is to provide relief to those suffering from approved conditions, such as cancer. With a registry identification card, we can assist you in getting the treatment you need.

Courtesy of: Leaf Science