The ongoing research around treating cancer with cannabis naturally raises the question of which modes of treatment are most effective. Cannabinoids are not very water soluble and do not travel very far in human tissues. This makes them difficult to deliver to the site of a tumor or to maintain adequate blood concentrations to have an effect.One Spanish study used THC injected directly into aggressive brain tumors via a small tube. This method is considered too invasive and may carry a risk of infection, so other delivery methods such as tablets, injections and mouth sprays are being investigated.
Marijuana and its active compounds are metabolized differently depending on whether they are absorbed directly into the bloodstream, are eaten or smoked. Whatever methods are used, it is (and will continue to be) important that dosages are controlled and standardized in order to ensure consistent predictable treatment for those dealing with cancer.
This is one reason why we stand behind the legalization of marijuana so that its therapeutic properties may be safely understood and used by everyone who can benefit. Continued restriction of this natural remedy results in a volatile environment where reliable, effective, standardized dosages made from certified high-quality marijuana may be difficult or impossible to procure.
In the meantime, certain progressive states are embracing all of the therapeutic benefits that marijuana has to offer. Have you heard of cannabis yoga classes?
If you’re curious, read more about how to use fresh green marijuana juice for improved health.
— Liivi Hess
Liivi is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and is training to become a doula. She inspires women to find peace and personal power by taking control of health and fertility naturally. Liivi‘s passion is ancestral nutrition and primal lifestyle design. She and her partner Will live between Toronto, Canada and Queenstown, New Zealand.