Cancer Approved Condition For Medical Marijuana Card North Carolina

March 31, 2023 admin

The North Carolina Senate gave initial approval on bill SB3 to legalize medical marijuana, putting it one more vote away from being sent to the House.

The legislation would allow patients with qualifying conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and multiple sclerosis to possess and purchase cannabis from licensed dispensaries. This list for patients to qualify for a medical marijuana card in North Carolina is expected to grow rapidly once more advocate groups and medical cannabis dispensaries get involved.


Medical Marijuana Cancer Research

Most of the scientific research on medical marijuana in cancer care has happened outside of the U.S. because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Growing support for legalization of medical marijuana on a federal level may promote cancer research in the future, but current research is limited in the U.S. Global research efforts have increased in recent years because of a growing interest in the potential role of medical marijuana in cancer care. The research extends beyond the well-known tetrahydrocannabinol chemical, known as THC, to include other compounds, such as CBD, collectively known as cannabinoids. The research has looked at marijuana not only as a means to control cancer symptoms and treatment side effects, but also as an anti-cancer therapy. Studies in test tubes and in mice indicate that several types of cancer may respond to cannabis as an anti-cancer therapy. Some cancer cells die when exposed to cannabinoids, and some stop spreading.


It appears that certain cancer cells actually have cannabinoid receptors, but the precise function remains largely unknown. There isn’t enough research on how marijuana affects mesothelioma tumor progression.


  • In 2019, Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs published a review of the medical literature on the use of medical marijuana in cancer care. It found evidence that it may help cancer patients cope with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, cancer-related pain, anorexia and cachexia syndrome, insomnia and anxiety.
  • In 2018, Current Pain Headache Reports published a review of randomized, controlled clinical trials involving medical cannabis for neuropathic pain, which is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Over the last 20 years, about a dozen clinical trials reported significant relief of neuropathic pain using marijuana over a placebo. The results and tolerability of marijuana for neuropathy was found comparable to prescription drugs.
  • In 2015, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews published a review of 23 randomized, controlled clinical trials involving cancer patients receiving medical marijuana for nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. The study reported that patients receiving marijuana experienced less nausea and vomiting than patients receiving a placebo.


It also reported that marijuana controlled nausea and vomiting just as well as conventional anti-nausea drugs, and the patients who received both preferred marijuana over anti-nausea drugs. However, patients receiving marijuana were more likely to drop out of the trials because of side effects (such as dizziness or sedation) than patients receiving placebos or anti-nausea drugs.


RSO Oil For Medical Marijuana

Rick Simpson oil is a cannabis extract that can be made at home from an easy recipe. It’s a popular product widely sold in dispensaries. And, for many believers, it’s the long-sought-after cure for cancer. Named after the man who supposedly used the oil to cure his own skin cancer, Rick Simpson oil (RSO) has quickly become one of the most discussed and praised “cancer treatments” in todays new world of medicine.


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Rick Simpson Dosing Information

There is a method that Rick Simpson suggests when using an RSO regimen. The goal is to consume 60 grams of RSO over the course of 90 days. In the first week, three doses should be taken each day, once in the morning, afternoon, and at night. RSO is very potent. The beginning dose should be the size of a half a grain of rice. After the first week, the measured dose should be doubled every four days. It will take approximately three to five weeks before the dosage reaches a full gram of RSO in a day. Continue to take a full gram in a day until the full 60 grams is consumed. The most common side effects when undertaking an RSO regimen is excessive tiredness and/or psychoactivity. Over time, the body will adjust to the higher dose of RSO; this typically takes three to four weeks.



If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer or any other medical condition that can benefit from the use of medical marijuana, contact the medical marijuana doctors at Marijuana Card North Carolina today.

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