National Cancer Institute findings on Cannabinoids Efficacy
The National Cancer Institute offered an information summary providing an overview of the use of cannabinoids as a treatment for people with cancer-related symptoms caused by the disease itself or its treatment. Some of the key findings:
While chemical components of Cannabis, called cannabinoids, activate specific receptors throughout the body to produce pharmacologic effects. And particularly in the central nervous system and the immune system.
Commercially available cannabinoids, such as dronabinol and nabilone, are approved drugs for the treatment of cancer-related side effects.
In addition, cannabinoids may have benefits in the treatment of cancer-related side effects.