The first medical use of THC allowed by the FDA was the 1985 approval of isolate THC (Marinol) to treat nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy.
Since then, research has demonstrated numerous possible applications of THC and cannabis in cancer patients, including painkilling, protecting the brain from toxic chemo, and even synergizing with the treatment itself. Doctors in California recently presented case reports from five cancer patients with night sweats, showing that these individuals could manage their symptoms by ingesting pure THC. Four of the five patients swallowed 5 mg of THC or less at bedtime. After one week, one patient stated, “This is the first time I haven’t been waking up all drenched.”
Adrian Devitt-Lee is a research scientist and longtime Project CBD contributor. © Copyright, Project CBD. May not be reprinted without permission.