Can Marijuana Cure Cancer? Proof of Effectiveness?


Can Marijuana Cure Cancer? Proof of Effectiveness? Is marijuana a cure for cancer? If so, how effective is it? Well, currently, there really is no proof that marijuana can cure cancer.

This is the reason why the Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to some marijuana companies who “claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer without evidence to support these outcomes”. Here are the four companies and their unsubstantiated claim on marijuana as a cure for cancer:

Natural Alchemist. Their unsubstantiated advertising claims:
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  • “CBD .[has] anti-proliferative properties that inhibit cell division and growth in certain types of cancer, not allowing the tumor to grow.”
  • “Almost all studies recognize CBD’s potential in preventing both cancer spread and growth…”
  • “The following are some of the many ailments CBD oil can potentially be therapeutic for: asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, autism, bipolar disorder, various types of cancer . . .”

Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises. Here are their unsubstantiated advertising claims:
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  • “A patient of mine uses this for Cancer and it gives lots better relief than prescription drugs!”
  • “My dear ex mother in law has been diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer. This is the only thing that gives her relief.”

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That’s Natural. Their unsubstantiated claims on marijuana as a cure for cancer go as follows:
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  • “Scientific research by doctors have shown it actually kills cancer cells and provides a protective coating around our brain cells.”
  • “CBD makes cancer cells commit ‘suicide’ without killing other cells”
  • “Non-Psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD (Cannabidiol) may be effective in treating tumors from cancer – including breast cancer.”

Greenroads Health. Unproven claims by the company that its marijuana drugs treat cancer are as follows:

  • “CBD .[has] anti-proliferative properties that inhibit cell division and growth in certain types of cancer, not allowing the tumor to grow.”
  • “Almost all studies recognize CBD’s potential in preventing both cancer spread and growth…”
  • “The following are some of the many ailments CBD oil can potentially be therapeutic for: asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, autism, bipolar disorder, various types of cancer . . .”

Now, we are not categorically saying here that marijuana does not cure cancer. The truth is, some cancer patients are using marijuana to relieve themselves of pain, nausea, stress, depression, and insomnia which are associated with cancer. This, however, does not mean that marijuana itself can cure cancer. It might be proven in the future that marijuana does cure cancer but while the proof is not year there, the prudent thing to do is not to mislead cancer patients about what marijuana can or cannot do.

Can Marijuana Cure Cancer? Proof of Effectiveness?