Medical Marijuana for Cancer


Approximately two out of every five Americans will be diagnosed with some form of cancer throughout their lifetimes.  Cancer is characterized by the uncontrollable multiplication of abnormal cells, which often intrude on the functions of vital body organs.  The most common treatments for cancer, including radiation and chemotherapy, often have unpleasant side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, which can be greatly diminished with the help of medical marijuana.

Cancer Symptoms Include:

  • Swelling
  • Lumps
  • Unintended weight loss or gain
  • Exhaustion/Fatigue
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Persistent cough (lasting more than a month)
  • Coughing up blood
  • Trouble breathing
  • Unexplained bleeding or bruising
  • Skin changes
    • Yellowing skin
    • Darkening skin
    • Sores that won’t heal

Treating Cancer with Medical Marijuana

Medical cannabis can aid in decreasing inflammation, alleviating muscle and joint pain, stimulating lost appetite, elevating depressive moods, supporting healthy sleep cycles, and reducing nausea induced by chemotherapy and radiation treatments.