Cancer Marijuana Research Studies

According to a recent survey of over 900 cancer patients, less than 15% received information about medical marijuana from their physician or nurse – despite acknowledgement from the National Cancer Institute that cannabis treats a wide variety of disease symptoms and “has been shown to kill cancer cells.”

Specifically, medical marijuana has demonstrated efficacy in treating the following cancer symptoms and therapy side effects:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain and/or nerve damage (neuropathy)

In addition, research suggests cannabis may exert anti-cancer effects by causing cell death, modulating cell-signaling pathways, and inhibiting tumor invasion.

Before purchasing marijuana from a Florida medical marijuana treatment center (MMTC) – or dispensary – patients must first qualify for a medical marijuana certification; CannaMD provides qualified patients with the state-required recommendation to complete this process.

According to Florida state law, patients suffering from cancer may qualify for medical marijuana treatment.

Patients can see if they qualify for free by completing a brief form or calling 1 (855) 420-9170.

For additional information on cancer, please see CannaMD‘s Cancer Patient Resource Page.

CannaMD welcomes the opportunity to connect with fellow physicians and facilitate medical cannabis care.

For additional information, including how to refer cancer patients and request complementary referral cards, please visit CannaMD‘s Physician Resource Page.

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