The cannabis plant has been used medicinally around the world for centuries, and that continues to be the case despite current political and legal hurdles. While it isn’t recognized as a treatment for cancer or any other medical condition by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (and is currently still classified as a Schedule I controlled substance, meaning it can’t be legally prescribed, possessed, or sold under federal law), there are a number of small studies and plenty of anecdotal evidence that point to cannabis’ efficacy against certain cancer symptoms.
Fortunately, the use of medicinal cannabis is legal under state law in 29 states, plus Washington, D.C., and people residing in these parts of the country are able to benefit from cannabis use. Those with cancer in particular, can find relief from a number of symptoms. Read more