- Medical cannabis is mostly asked by doctor patients, not the other way around
- In most cases, doctors do not receive enough information from patients
- The greatest interest in cannabis can be found in cancer patients
- Doctors admit that they need more official data on cannabis
It is certainly clear to our readers, customers and people who are generally interested in medicinal cannabis that there is a multidimensional, therapeutic potential in this plant. Yet there are many among us who, because of misinformation, still believe that cannabis is harmful in some odd way. Fortunately, direct opponents are noticeably diminishing, but with the knowledge of the effects of cannabis, it is still pale among people.
"A recent research questionnaire for doctors from the Cancer Departmentin the US found that more than half of them treatedcannabis she recommends her patients, even though they admit that she knows almost nothing about him. "
Results of this studiesthey illustrate how changes in legislation have overtaken research and public and medical awareness of medical cannabis. Overall, in 29 US states, doctors can prescribe cannabis cancer patients. However, to show patients the question of the results of the official cannabis studies and its backgroundcancer. AND Despite the large number of positive stories and cases of cured cancers cannabis enough clinical research has not yet been developed. Thus, cancer treatment doctors still have to rely on data from studies of other diseases.
"From this networkwe can take a simple knowledge. In short, we need much more quality research and clinical data, "Dr. Ilana Braun of the Boston Institute for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, responsible for the aforementioned survey, responds.
Many patients areinterested in what you think about medicinal cannabis their doctors think. The survey also mentions that the topic of medical cannabis is always loaded by patients or their loved ones sooner than doctors themselves.
"Doctorscancer patients arent such opponents of alternative treatments as you might think at first. Rather, they want more information and realize that they are simply not sufficiently educated in cannabis and its healing effects, "Dr. Ilana adds.
"National Academy of Sciencesand Medicine last year said it was hampering proper research hempthe federal government exposes both patients and recreational users to potential unknown risks. "
The survey also reveals that patients in 8 out of 10 cases will ask cannabis patients for cannabis. The doctors are already of a lower quality - only 1 out of 10 doctors recommend cannabis in the case of cancer for the treatment of pain or side effects moterapie. In addition, even 10 percent of doctors who recommended cannabis have half admitted that they do not have the necessary information about cannabis.
Data prThe survey consisted of questionnaires totaling 237 doctors in the field of cancer treatment. The big hurdle is still the illness of medicinal cannabis in many countries of todays world. In the US, in spite of legalizing its use for both treatment and recreation, research in many states is being held back by the federal government, which is still legally building on cannabis, as is cocaine.
In addition, enough knowledge about the positivewe already have the effects of therapeutic marijuana on the side effects of chemotherapy. For example, nausea caused by chemotherapy and its alleviation by cannabis is a well-known fact, and about 50% of doctors agree with it. In addition, roughly 67% of doctors mentionedthat healing marijuana appears to be a much better and especially safer alternative to classical analgesics and opiates.
O healWe do not know all about cannabis. Some surveys even suggest that marijuana use (especially chronic users) may cause a greater chance of a traffic accident, bronchitis development (with classic smoking) or even schizophrenia and other types of psychosis.
Dr. Steven Pergam of the InstituteThe Seattle Cancer Care Alliance answers the question regarding its opinion on cannabis safety as follows:
"If we have an advanced cancer patient who has been able to irreversibly expand, then it is just a matter of providing anything to make him feel better. For example, in patients treated for leukemia, however, it is good to be careful. Because of a malfunctioning immune system in patients with leukemia, cannabis smoking can lead to dangerous fungal infections. "
" If against potential riskswe do not warn, who then? Patients begin to look for information on their own, and as we are all aware, not all information is safe, true and verified. " Patients want more information about cannabis
Interestingly related research by the National Cancer Institute in Washington is also interesting. The Institute has decided to find out how patients' demand for medicinal cannabis has changed after its use in the state has been made available for both treatment and recreation.purposes.
Research suggests that of all citizens involved, cannabis is interested in 74% of the treatment. But what are the chances of getting quality information with them? Very thin to zero. Survey results also revealed that 15% of those who have received information so far received it from their nurses or district doctors.
Most of all, after the information, people are pleasedThey were lying in the ranks of their friends, in magazines, asking patients suffering from cancer and reading cannabis blogs like you are reading right now. Out of a total of 926, only 8% (73) said they were not interested in cannabis and they didnt want to know anything about it.
The National Cancer Institute quietly acknowledges THC effectiveness
US National Cancer Research Institute is responsible for the development and research of new therapeutic methods for cancer, as well as for the transfer of the latest knowledge to the public and especially to patients. On its official site, NCI is called "the principal US government agency for cancer research." At the end of 2015 this vlThere was no inconspicuous acknowledgment by the agency that the cannabis cells were destroyed in the laboratory.
WebovNCI sites provide a comprehensive analysis of the effects of cannabis, its active substance, and its effects on the body. One day NCI added a very interesting bullet:
"In experiments in the lab, cannabis substances have successfully killed cancerous tissue cells (see section 6)."
"Section 6" describes the results of preclinical studies where either cannabinoids or cannabis as a whole were used. The site also mentions how cancerous cells have died of cannabinoid application in cancers and cancers affected by cancer. Cannabis in their bodies first blocked the formation of blood circulation and, say, interrupted the nutrition of the body flowing into cancer cells. Consequently, cell death and cancer cure occurred.
Results of a given study of cannabis for treatment further mention:
- Cannabinoids dramatically reduce the chances of developing colon cancer. Cannabis has been shown to help reduce inflammation in the colon;
- Delta-9-THC in the study helped remove and kill liver cancer cells;
- The cannabis CBD in the laboratory killed breast cancer cells. Normal, healthy breast cells were not seemingly affected;
- CBD, when taken together with chemotherapy, is likely to increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy and also help to accelerate the death of cancer cells, while not endangering healthy cells.
As a bonus, NCI also mentions the following healing effects of cannabis:
- Appetite stimulation
- pain relief
- Relieving nausea
- Removal of anxiety and depression
- Improved sleep and quality sleep
However, as we know, medical cannabis is still not federally recognized in the US, and people in many countries of the world are still being punished by the law for its possession. So far, the only widely used cannabis drugs are artificial dronabinol and nabilone, which essentially mimic natural CBD and THC and are prescribed against chemotherapy nausea.
What do you think is the right thing for people to plant in the garden or those who are trying to provide enough supplies of natural remedies for their loved ones to be jailed together with murderers and rapists? NCI itself has written on its own website that cannabis substances treat and kill cancer cells. Fortunately, the situation is changing every day, but we still have a huge problem and, above all, make it impossible to provide treatment to the needy.