Cancer researchers from Israel are today reporting results from a long-term study showing that marijuana is an effective treatment for cancer patients.
The new study, from the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, reports that 61% of patients showed significant improvement in their quality of life as a result of using medical marijuana.
The types of cancer studied included lung cancer, breast cancer and pancreatic cancer.
The study showed that marijuana is effective against the pain caused by cancer and the nausea following chemotherapy treatment. Other studies, still in pre-clinical trials, have shown that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, can suppress cancerous tumors. Stay tuned.
The. Israeli Health Ministry now plans to provide medical marijuana to as many as 40,000 cancer patients through 12 licensed cannabis farms throughout the country.