Medical Marijuana For Nausea And Vomiting Caused By Chemotherapy

Medical marijuana, is medical cannabis and cannabinoids which are usually prescribed by doctors to their patients for the relief from the pain they suffer. Medical marijuana is also a source of revenue for state government who are taxing it for its medical purposes and helping the financially strapped state budgets. In fact, in many states, including California, where the medical marijuana industry is quite budding and growing at a fast pace; people who are charged with possessing or cultivating marijuana are facing jail time under the state laws.Feel free to find more information at Benefits of medical marijuana

The reason why medical marijuana is effective in reducing nausea and controlling appetite is because it has an endocannabinoid system, which is similar to our natural neurotransmitter that controls our appetites and responses to food. Endocannabinoids act on neurons within the central nervous system and the brain, directly resulting in less nausea and vomiting. Medical marijuana has been known to be effective against both cancer and AIDS. It is also being studied for use in chemotherapy for the treatment of gastric cancer. The FDA has approved the use of medical marijuana in chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer but it has not been approved by the European Medicines Agency or the European Council for Research on Cancer as one of the treatments for cancer.

Currently in phase I clinical trials, medical marijuana is being used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by the treatment of cancer. The medical marijuana derivative known as nabilone is being investigated for its potential effectiveness in treating chemotherapy for non-cancerous nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Nabilone is believed to increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy in treating nausea and vomiting caused by the treatment of non-cancerous tumors. Currently, the trial is being run for approximately four weeks and is expected to continue for several months.