Not long ago, the National Cancer Institute released its report on medical marijuana. Their general conclusion is that the active ingredient in marijuana, known as THC, caused 45% reduction in bladder cancer, remission in breast and liver cancer, and more.
The group of researchers from this Institute has found that there is not lethal dose of marijuana. Moreover, the addictive potential is significantly lower in comparison to other medicine available.
In addition to their findings, it was also found that cannabis is not linked to adverse pulmonary function and it doesn’t cause lung or any aerodigestive tract cancers. Furthermore, it doesn’t cause any other types of cancer either.
Cannabis was found to act as strong anti-tumoral agent. The testing has shown that cannabis is even more effective when compared to conventionally used antiemetics, drugs that ease nausea. Additionally, marijuana was more effective in chemo-induced nausea than any other treatment currently available on the market.
This article has been written by Wyoming News and it serves an entire state. It is true about inhaled marijuana, but cannabis can be taken in other forms prescribed by your doctor as well. Read on and learn more about the other forms described below.
Some of the other findings of the researchers include:
- Cannabis appetite increase at 75% in comparison to the most effective medicine which notes 49% increase
- Weight increase at 11% in comparison to the most effective current medicine which notes 3% increase
- Inhaled THC has been found to be more effective in neuropathic pain than the current medicine.
- Inhaled THC showed improved sense of well being, less anxiety, and improved sleep quality.
- Speaking of opiate resistant cancer pain, marijuana had significantly pain intensity relief, antiemetic effects, appetite simulation and substantial analgesic effects.
- THC has been found to be more effective than codeine. About 10 mg of THC was more effective in comparison to 60 mg of codeine. When it comes to long-term pain management, there was no increase of the THC dose.
The findings listed above are some of the findings of the National Cancer Institute.
No state can be prosecuted for implementing a medical marijuana program, thanks to the federal government for making it so. Consequently, 23 states with medical marijuana programs are still around.