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Pot, Politics and Lymphoma

For those with lymphoma, medical marijuana can help with pain, inflammation, and nausea

Of all the recent research that has been performed on the use of medical marijuana, the strongest evidence suggests that it does work to stimulate appetite, as well as to reduce the nausea and vomiting that often accompany lymphoma treatment. It should be used as a supplement to one’s treatment plan, as opposed to a replacement.
A common complaint among a majority of individuals with lymphoma is pain. Studies show that medical marijuana not only provides these individuals with pain relief, but it also reduces their awareness of the pain during its euphoric effects. What’s more, findings suggest that individuals using medical marijuana for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma require less pain medication.
Another way in which medical marijuana can help individuals with lymphoma is easing inflammation following chemotherapy. Many studies indicate that CBD eases inflammation, nausea, anxiety, and seizures by counteracting the side effects of chemotherapy. Other studies suggest that CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids slow down the growth of cancer cells, thus reducing their chances of potentially spreading and even causing them to die.