Cannabis to alleviate the nausea and vomiting associated with cancer treatments is considered one of the medical applications most strongly supported by research, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s report on the Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. But cancer encompasses an entire range of diseases, with treatments – and side-effects – that vary as well.
Dr. Marisa Weiss, an oncologist and breast cancer specialist, recently conducted the first study ever to evaluate the underlying reasons that women with breast cancer use cannabis as part of their treatment regimen. Interestingly, nausea was not at the top of the list.
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