Medicinal cannabis, or medical marijuana, has been used by cancer patients to help with symptoms ranging from nausea and loss of appetite, to pain and sleeplessness, to depression and anxiety. Patients have reported that cannabis and it’s non-psychoactive competent, cannabidiol or CBD provide relief for a number of symptoms and treatment side effects.
Various states have some form of medical cannabis program available for those who qualify. Find out more about medical marijuana in your state. There are several ways to administer medical marijuana and CBD, from consuming in food or capsules, topical ointments, and sublingual sprays or oils.
If you wish to add medicinal cannabis to your treatment, it should be through a medical professional. We encourage you to discuss your treatment plan and goals with your medical team to find the best outcome for you. Together you and your health care team can develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.
Additional Cannabis Resources:
- The UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative
Learn more about cannabis, the research that is being conducted at UCLA, the therapeutic potential, health risks and more.
- Dr. Jeffrey Chen’s lecture at the 2019 Symposium
In 2019, Dr. Chen, then Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, spoke on cannabis and its potential for cancer treatment.
- GreenBridge Medical
Learn if medical marijuana can benefit you in a confidential and professional environment.
- UCLA’s Dr. Julio Meza
Dr. Meza can help guide a patient as part of his cannabis consultation service. He meets with cancer patients to assist with dosing and educates as to how cannabis can help with common side effects – pain, nausea, sleeplessness, depression and loss of appetite.
- Cannabis & Oncology: What Do We Know?
Dr. Noah Federman shares the current science behind cannabis use in oncology. As a member of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative and a clinical oncologist, Dr. Federman’s practice uses cannabis & cannabinoid compounds as adjunctive therapies.