Sespe Creek is proud to announce a new partnership with Ojai CARES to facilitate a better understanding of how cannabis can be used in cancer treatment plans. The options available can be quite overwhelming, so we offer this curated list of products recommended by others dealing with cancer.
If you have any doubts whether cannabis is really medicine, start with a quick view of US Patent 6630507B1 issued to our own US Department of Health and Human Services in 1999 regarding Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants.
It’s unfortunate that even with this and a plethora of overwhelming evidence of its safety and efficacy, cannabis is still not taken seriously by many traditional physicians or oncologists. This is likely due to the fact that medical school curriculums largely ignore the endocannabinoid system. We suggest doing your own research and printing some of these articles out and bringing them to your next appointment. Ask your doctor if they have heard about the endocannabinoid system and whether they think these treatments could help. Often it’s consumer demand that drives change, so we hope you will advocate that your doctor takes the time to learn more. It could save your life.
There is a plenty of primary research on the anti-cancer effects of cannabis as well as the use of cannabis to treat the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
Project CBD has a great collection of articles.
CBD Alive has a list of scientific journal articles sorted by targeted area.
PUBMED is the best source of published, peer-reviewed scientific articles. You can search for your condition + cannabinoid or cannabis to see specific results. Here are a few interesting recent results:
- Cannabidiol enhances cytotoxicity of anti-cancer drugs in human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
- Cannabinoids in cancer treatment: Therapeutic potential and legislation
Dr. David Bearman is a Goleta- based physician, expert witness, author and public speaker. He is one of the most clinically knowledgeable physicians in the U.S. in the field of medicinal marijuana. Here are some of his suggested resources for reading:
- Anticancer mechanisms of cannabinoids
- Federal Government Reports Marijuana Effective in Combatting Certain Cancers Reports ADSI
- Rick Simpson’s Cannabis Oil Dosage Information
The National Cancer Institute includes a section on Complementary and Alternative Medicines which includes cannabis therapy.