Cannabis for Cancer: Medicating Without the High

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Thanks to the various cannabinoids and terpenes found in cannabis, cancer patients may find an alternative treatment option for their conditions without experiencing any psychoactive high. Different combinations of cannabinoids and terpenes could have positive implications for cancer treatment. Although THC produces the high that most consumers associate with marijuana, the properties of CBD and the cannabinoid CBG may be able to buffer against these effects. CBG, like CBD, also offers anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects. Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have partnered with CURE Pharmaceutical to better understand the best cannabinoids for cancer-specific treatments. The use of cannabinoids as a supplementary treatment option for those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation could have huge benefits in not only reinforcing the cancer fighting capabilities of these treatments, but also in combatting the horrible side effects that accompany them. 

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