The Cannabis Question I Full Documentary I NOVA I PBS

Are cannabis products effective in minimizing cancer symptoms such as nausea, pain, and poor appetite? Absolutely, however, the effect is only mild to moderate. For severe nausea or pain, we have better treatments, but cannabis products often have few side effects, which can be an advantage. It’s likely that THC helps best with nausea, but both THC and CBD may help relieve pain and improve appetite.

3. Do cannabis products help improve a sense of well-being? Studies show that patients with advanced cancer can have an improved sense of well being if they use cannabis that contains THC. However, some people don’t like the “high” feeling that THC causes.