Latest Studies Report Positive Results for Chemotherapy Patients Using Medical Marijuana

Date Published 11/14/20, 11:35 AM

Medical marijuana studies in Australia show that patients can better manage the negative effects of their chemotherapy.

It is well known that chemotherapy is incredibly difficult on the patients’ bodies during their treatment. New studies conducted by Tilray in Australia are proving just how effective medical marijuana can be at treating some of the worst side effects of medical marijuana. Rather than prescribing patients, pharmaceutical after pharmaceutical to ease symptoms, this research is proving the natural remedies can be more effective. 

The clinical trial focused on the benefits patients can experience, regarding a decrease in nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy. Patients in the trial had informed researchers that these two side effects were their most feared before beginning and during their chemotherapy treatments. The study monitored the results of 81 patients that were provided medical marijuana capsules three times a day. Of these 81 patients, an undisclosed amount were provided placebo pills. All patients were provided doses of antibiotics as well, which are typically prescribed with chemotherapy to reduce negative effects. 

The results of the study found that over 25% of patients taking the medical marijuana experienced no nausea or vomiting. Compared to the 14% who were provided the placebo, it is evident a significant number of individuals experienced greater benefits by taking the medical marijuana capsule than the antibiotics alone.  Additionally, only one third of all the patients experienced any dizziness. 

Tilray will be conducting another phase of the study in the coming months. This phase will monitor the results of over 170 patients. Tiray is hopeful that the results will be the same or better than the current phase of this study.

As the amount of research conducted on medical marijuana conducted across the globe continues, more of the positive benefits of this natural product are shown in a brighter light. Chemotherapy can significantly help patients beat their battle with cancer, but it is a long and hard battle. Fortunately, medical marijuana can help make the battle more comfortable. 

Cancer is one of the qualifying conditions for an MMJ card in Ohio, whether you are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or both. You have enough on your plate as it is, which is why we have made the process to apply for your Ohio MMJ card as simple as possible. All you need to do is request a telehealth appointment at a time that is convenient for you. This HIPAA compliant appointment allows you to meet with a qualified doctor virtually and receive your MMJ card recommendation. 

You can have peace of mind knowing that you can apply for and receive your Ohio medical marijuana recommendation from your home. Furthermore, you can even have your caretaker pick up your medical marijuana prescription for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We are here to help you navigate and understand the process. 

If you or a loved one suffer from any of the FDA approved qualifying medical conditions, you are eligible to receive your Ohio MMJ medical card. Fortunately, the process is incredibly simple. All you or your loved one need to do is find the location nearest you, complete the assessment, and meet with a doctor who is qualified to prescribe medical marijuana. That’s it! Be sure you wear your mask during your visit and contact us if you have any questions along the way.


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