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Cancer (Non-Specific)

Moderate

Cannabis for Cancer (Non-Specific)

Cancer affects millions of people, is nondiscriminatory regarding age or sex and can attack every organ system in the body. The history of medical cannabis ‘re-legalization’, especially in the latter half of the 20th century can be traced to a search for treatments for cancer, glaucoma, epilepsy and AIDS/HIV.

Cannabinoids may target cancer cells specifically, with the correct ratios instructing cancer cells to shut down. Cannabinoids are also useful for treating the side-effects of cancer and chemotherapy, such as chronic pain, insomnia, appetite loss, nausea/vomiting and headaches or migraines.

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Animal Study

14

Clinical Meta-analysis

5

Double Blind Human Trial

1

Human Trial

6

Laboratory Study

60

Meta-analysis

117

Total studies

Cancer (Non-Specific)

203

Positive

161 studies

80%

Inconclusive

27 studies

13%

Negative

15 studies

7%

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