We all know that there’s a lot of talk about cannabis curing cancer, but what’s the scientific viewpoint? The Examiner interviewed and oncologist to find out if CBD oil results in cancer treatment were positive, promising or purely a matter of hearsay.
Dr Donald Adams is a medical cannabis advocate with over thirty years as an oncologist behind him. He says he recommends cannabis to his patients – but not as a cure.
Symptoms relieved and side effects reduced
Dr. Adams says he recommends cannabis to cancer patients because it helps to relieve the side-effects of cancer treatments as well as making the symptoms of the cancer itself less severe, but he’s not convinced that it’s a cure. He says many of his patients use cannabis, and if it was genuinely a panacea, he would expect to see a higher survival rate among those who do use it.