Once seen as a radical concept, the idea that cannabis can successfully treat cancer is being accepted by authoritative bodies.
A branch of the U.S Department of Health, the National Cancer Institute now acknowledges cannabis oil is a viable method of controlling cancer.
As reported by Amy Willis in the Metro:
“The National Cancer Institute, part of the US Department of Health, now advises that ‘cannabinoids may be useful in treating the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment’ by smoking, eating it in baked products, drinking herbal teas or even spraying it under the tongue.”
Studies on the effects on cannabis oil have previously been limited to independent, underground trials which were not endorsed by the government or official health organizations, but this change could mark the beginning of funded studies, and eventually nationwide treatment.
The government site now lists the positive effects of cannabis oil in the treatment as Anti-inflammatory activity, pain relief, anti-anxiety, stress relief, anti-tumor, antiviral activity and relieving muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis plus more.
Cannabis oil has proven itself time and again at being a succesful treatment for many conditions, and this backing by the government is a huge step in the right direction.
Willis says “Several scientific studies have suggested this in the past, and in April this year the US government’s National Institute on Drug Abuse revised their publications to suggest cannabis could shrink brain tumors by killing off cancer cells.”