• Has anyone used marijuana medicinally to deal with the side effects of cancer treatments?

    Asked by StegalMan on Thursday, December 20, 2012

    Has anyone used marijuana medicinally to deal with the side effects of cancer treatments?

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • Harry's Avatar

      Oh boy, the "pot" question. :-) This comes up more often than I would have believed.

      Presently, there is a nightmare patchwork of conflicting laws on the medical use of pot. Just because some state has legalized it doesn't mean it's really legal. For example, despite the fact that Michigan is on the list of states where medical marijuana is legal, don't try to come here for it. Local law enforcement has managed to make it almost impossible.

      And then there is the health question. Do you really think that marijuana smoke is better for you than tobacco? The active ingredient is different, but there's a lot more in that smoke.

      But, yes, some people report that it helps. Still, there are other treatments that you can get that don't involve playing fast and loose with the law. I think I'd try to stick with the legal remedies.

      almost 5 years ago
    • catherinemarr's Avatar

      pot no i havent but im doing chemo....my brother used a product of marijuani,,but couldnt tell if it
      worked I think I want more health,,,if it takes pot,,so be it,,,but so far,,,,not for me

      almost 5 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      This question comes up a lot on this site.
      Yes, and it worked for me.

      almost 5 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      My onc did not want me smoking pot...mostly for the risks of the "smoking" so he Rx marinol...it didn't do anything for my nausea or appetite!!!!

      almost 5 years ago
    • RobbieFlores' Avatar

      Yes I am currently using it. I also take anti nausea pills but the pot works the best for me. I don't care what anyone says. Walk a mile in my shoes. They also have edibles such as cookies brownies and candy. I'm in California and the dispensary I go to are very helpful. I tell them that I am doing chemo and they suggest which pot to buy. Good luck

      almost 5 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      I had 'regular prescription' meds that worked for nausea... I wouldn't have tried it though as I quit smoking and would not want to risk getting back to that! Plus it was illegal then.

      almost 5 years ago
    • booboo's Avatar

      "Regular prescription meds" did not help my nausea during chemo. I was prescribed very expensive pills which were ineffective, and the nausea became so bad that I could not hold down any oral meds anyway. I used marijuana and it worked very well for me.

      almost 5 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      StegalMan, Im an oncology nurse and I have had quite a few patients report that it does increase their appetite and control nausea. I have not heard that many positive effects of Marinol. However, some patients also use megace to increase their appetite. You have to use what works for you. I doubt it will ever be legalized nationwide just because its mother nature that holds the patent and drug companies would never make money on a compound they can't control. Good luck, Carm.

      almost 5 years ago

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