An excerpt from Jonathan Treasure's new book, The Thinking Patient’s Guide to Cannabis & Cancer.
Cannabidiol is a safe, non-intoxicating, and non-addictive cannabis compound with significant therapeutic attributes, but CBD-drug interactions may be problematic in some cases.
Millions of Americans now have access to medical marijuana. When it comes to cancer treatment, beyond helping with the nausea of chemotherapy, there is strong scientific evidence of a deeper benefit of using cannabis with conventional therapies.
You'd think it would have been very big news in the spring of 2005 when Donald Tashkin, a professor of pulmonology at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, revealed that marijuana smoke doesn't cause lung cancer and may prevent respiratory tissue cells from becoming malignant.
Mounting evidence shows ‘cannabinoids’ in marijuana slow cancer growth, inhibit formation of new blood cells that feed a tumor, and help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects. Cannabinoids “represent a new class of anticancer drugs."
Imagine there existed a natural, non-toxic substance that halted diabetes, fought cancer, and reduced psychotic tendencies in patients with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. You don’t have to imagine. It's here and called CBD. The only problem with it is that it’s illegal.