Medical Marijuana Can Keep Cancer In Remission For Good

September 10, 2020

What Is Medical Marijuana?

Marijuana has compounds called cannabinoids, which can cause drug-like effects on the body. The two most active and most studied are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). The standard treatments for cancer can be harsh on your body. Doctors often treat many cancers such as leukemia with chemotherapy, radiation and blood transfusions. As you may know already, chemotherapy comes with a long list of side effects, some of which are long-term. Chemo, along with other blood cancer treatments, can wreak havoc on your body. There are over 150,000 confirmed cancer cases in Florida and growing.

A May 2017 study found that CBD and THC cannabis compounds kill leukemia cells successfully by themselves. But, according to the study, the cannabinoids work most efficiently if used after chemotherapy not before. The study was involved with a rapidly growing body of lab evidence suggesting marijuana kills cancer effectively. For about 20 years, researchers have studied cannabis’s cancer-fighting properties in the laboratory.

While cannabis is not a magic bullet for cancer, there is firm evidence in animal models and cell lines (cancer cells grown in small dishes in the lab) to suggest cannabis might have an anti-cancer effect in humans. However, bear in mind that most drugs that perform similarly well in pre-clinical models turn out to not even shrink cancer or help people live longer when they are tested in definitive human trials.

Best Strains of Medical Marijuana for Cancer

Painkilling strains include:

  • Chemo (indica)
  • Death Star (indica)
  • Blackberry Kush (indica)


When dealing with cancer, many patients also struggle with severe mood changes and depression.

Depression fighting strains include:

  • CBD Critical Cure (indica)
  • Harlequin (sativa)
  • Trainwreck (hybrid)
  • White Widow (hybrid)


Patients with cancer need to feel revitalized and well-rested to battle their symptoms and the disease.

Insomnia and fatigue-fighting strains include:

  • White Widow (hybrid)
  • Granddaddy Purple (indica)


Nausea or vomiting can keep you from living your life to the fullest.

Nausea and vomiting-fighting strains include:

  • Lavender (indica)
  • Chernobyl (hybrid)


If your cancer isn’t treated, it can lead to wasting illness or cachexia. Those undergoing cancer treatments often find it difficult to eat.

Appetite-improving strains include:

  • Skywalker OG (hybrid)
  • Granddaddy Purple (indica)

Get Approved For Medical Marijuana Treatment in Florida

If you are a Florida resident living with cancer and are interested in medical marijuana treatment, we are here to help you get a Florida marijuana card and state issue certification! Schedule an appointment today by calling us at 800-303-9916 or schedule your appointment online.