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5 Medical opinion on Cannabis oil usage
Cancer research UK says that it is unaware of patients using cannabis extracts as a way of treating themselves. But they were adamant that there is no evidence of any kind to prove that it was safe and effective. The charity is doing clinical research trials into the use of the drug in and a synthetic variable of cannabis to treat the disease.
Dr Kat Arney, from Cancer Research UK, said: “We know that cannabinoids – the active chemicals found in cannabis – can have a range of different effects on cancer cells grown in the lab and animal tumors. But at the moment there isn’t good evidence from clinical trials to prove that they can safely and effectively treat cancer in patients.”
But patients are using the illegal drug to treat themselves for various kinds of cancers and it seems to be working for them.