Incidence:  According to the Center for Disease Control (2014) 20.3 million adults have been diagnosed with cancer.  It is the #2 cause of death (>500,000 per year).  

Children: The National Institute of Health reports, In 2014, it is estimated that 15,780 children and adolescents ages 0 to 19 years will be diagnosed with cancer and 1,960 will die of the disease in the United States.   (NIH link) 

Medical Cannabis Indication: Cancer

          Improves:  Pain, Nausea, Anxiety

Recommended cannabinoid ratios: 

                    low THC: high CBD (e.g. 1:20)

                    equal ratio THC: CBD (e.g. 1:1) 

                     high THC : low CBD (e.g. 20:1)


Go slow and start dosing low and titrate until desired results are achieved.

 (Combination of  the above products may be required).  THC doses greater than 10mg/dose not recommended


Studies show promise with cannabinoids causing apoptosis (death) of cancer cells.

Neuroprotective properties may slow progression of disease.

Cannabinoid replacement therapy may reduce symptoms and prolong survival. 

(Please note that cannabinoid therapy is patient specific and may require dose/concentration adjustment. Please consult with your provider for appropriate therapy options.)


Journal Articles:

Therapeutic use of Cannabis sativa on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting among cancer patients: systematic review and meta-analysis

Oncotarget:  Cannabinoids as therapeutic agents in cancer: current status and future implications