Symptoms such as pain and nausea improved in cancer patients who took cannabis, according to new research that is part of Minnesota’s effort to address the information void about whether marijuana offers medical benefits.

Analyzing 1,120 cancer patients who received cannabis through the state medical marijuana program, researchers reported Monday that they found noteworthy improvements over four months in all eight symptom categories that they tracked.

Struggles with sleeping and difficulties with depression didn’t go away, but patients’ self-reported symptom scores dropped from the severe to the moderate range, said Dr. Dylan Zylla, a study author from the Oncology Research Center at HealthPartners/Park Nicollet.

Click here to read the complete article

Jeremy Olson ~ StarTribune.com

Recent News Articles

Friday March 22

Military Veterans Organizations Press Congress On Medical Marijuana Research - Cannabis News

in Activism

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

U.S. military veterans from diverse backgrounds have been testifying before Congress in recent weeks about…

1569 hits

Friday March 22

For Weed Arrests in Baltimore, It’s Catch-and-Release Season - Cannabis News

in Law & Crime

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Baltimore prosecutors won’t charge people for marijuana possession, but police are still making arrests. Result:…

1786 hits

Friday March 22

Beyond THC and CBD: What Else Is Out There? - Cannabis

in Science

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Though research is truly in its beginning stages, the cannabinoids known as THCV, CBN, and…

1760 hits

Friday March 22

Is Medical Pot a Blessing for Seniors? - Cannabis News

in Medical News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Legalized medical pot may be a boon to older Americans, boosting their health and ability…

1829 hits

Monday March 25

Greater Boston's First Pot Shop Opening Weekend Goes 'According To Plan' - Cannabis News

in Cannabis News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Brookline can now be added to the short list of Massachusetts cities and towns where…

1148 hits