Cancer, Nausea and Cannabis’s positive effects with Scientific Journal Supporting Info

Francis L. Young, former Administrative Law Judge for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), made the following statement in his Sep. 6, 1988 ruling:
“The overwhelming preponderance of the evidence in this record establishes that marijuana has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States for nausea and vomiting resulting from chemotherapy treatments in some cancer patients. To conclude otherwise, on this record, would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious.”

Sep. 6, 1988 – Click here for source info

Jo Daly, late San Francisco Police Commissioner and lung and colon cancer sufferer, declared in sworn testimony on Feb. 14, 1997 in Conant v. McCaffrey :

“A friend then gave me a marijuana cigarette, suggesting that it might help quell my nausea. I took three puffs from the cigarette. One-half hour later, I was calm, my nausea had disappeared, my appetite returned, and I slept that evening.

…My use of medical marijuana had a secondary, though by no means minor benefit: I was able to drastically reduce my dependence on more powerful prescription drugs that I was prescribed for pain and nausea. With the help of medical marijuana, which I ingest only occasionally and in small amounts, I no longer need the Compazine, Lorazepam, Ativan and Halcion. No combination of these medications provided adequate relief. They also caused serious side effects that I never experienced with marijuana.”

Feb. 14, 1997 – Click here for source info

Gil Bar-Sela, MD, Director of the Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care Unit at the Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel, et al., stated in their June 2013 study “The Medical Necessity for Medicinal Cannabis: Prospective, Observational Study Evaluating the Treatment in Cancer Patients on Supportive or Palliative Care” published inEvidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine:

“We followed patients with a medicinal cannabis license to evaluate the advantages and side effects of using cannabis by cancer patients…

All cancer or anti-cancer treatment-related symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, mood disorders, fatigue, weight loss, anorexia, constipation, sexual function, sleep disorders, itching, and pain had significant improvement… There were no significant side effects to the cannabis except for memory lessening in the 106 patients who continued cannabis use.”

June 2013 – Click Here for source info


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