Some studies have shown the use of marijuana can help ease cancer-related pain. Cannabinoids in marijuana bind to receptors in the brain alongside other parts of the body to ease inflammation and pain as well as assist with neuropathy or nerve damage. As research and results have been mixed, the American Cancer Society strongly suggests the need for more research. There have been no studies that examined the effect of marijuana or hemp oils on the side effects of cancer treatment. However, consistently, research has shown that individuals that use marijuana use less pain medication in clinical trials. This site will focus on neuropathic pain, reduction of nausea, and reduction in pain medication.
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