Properties of cannabinoids that might be of therapeutic use include analgesia, muscle relaxation, immunosuppression, anti-inflammation, anti-allergic effects, sedation, improvement of mood, stimulation of appetite, anti-emesis, lowering of intraocular pressure, bronchodilation, neuroprotection and antineoplastic effects.
The pharmacologic and biochemical features of cannabinoids make them candidates for antiseizure medications. At this time, anecdotes have outstripped controlled clinical trials as sources of support for their clinical value.
This cancer information summary provides an overview of the use of Cannabis and its components as a treatment for people with cancer-related symptoms caused by the disease itself or its treatment.
Cannabinoids used in sequence with chemotherapy are a more effective treatment for cancer, say experts
Cannabinoids – the active chemicals in cannabis – are effective in killing leukemia cells, particularly when used in combination with chemotherapy treatments, new research confirms.
Cannabis-based therapies have been used to treat epilepsy for millennia, but only in the last few years have we begun to collect data from adequately powered placebo-controlled, randomized trials (RCTs) with cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis derivative.