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When medical marijuana was first introduced in various states in the US, the smokable product was available by prescription only to those undergoing chemotherapy, those living with certain forms of cancer such as glaucoma, and sometimes AIDS patients. But CBD oil for cancer? That’s a different story.

As of 2020, neither the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) or the American Medical Association (AMA) has released any guidelines for the formulation or distribution of CBD oil products specifically for cancer. And certain CBD oil products may lessen the efficacy of other palliatives used in cancer treatment or chemotherapy recovery.   

Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, worldwide have used CBD oil products in helping alleviate certain health problems associated with surviving cancer such as loss of appetite, nausea, depression and insomnia. Thanks to the removal of the psychoactive ingredient THC, CBD oil products can simply work on the symptoms without inebriation, a definite plus for many cancer patients. And a trending niche market may be found in CBD oil for pets with cancer.

In fact, CBD oil treatment for cancer is a rare case of the patient having more confidence in a cure than do doctors. The official stance most doctors and medical professionals are forced to take is that, until CBD oil products for cancer symptoms are approved by the FDA like any other drug or dietary supplement, these products cannot be recommended with confidence.

The oncology field in the United States is somewhat conflicted on the dangers of CBD oil products particularly for cancer and AIDS patients. Some lab studies have shown that CBD can inhibit some  enzymes responsible for the metabolism of prescription drugs.

As far as the American patient’s access to medical CBD oil in cancer treatment, this depends on one’s state of residence. The federal Farm Bill of 2018 opened the door to the manufacture and distribution of such products, but explicitly made no call on medical/prescription questions – again, this is up to the FDA. So, as the ads might say, discuss CBD oil with your doctor to see if it’s right for you.

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