Guelph Study Finds Cannabis Compound Can Curb Nausea During Chemo

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Guelph study finds cannabis compound can curb nausea during chemo Cannabis harvested at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., is photographed on June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

A cannabis compound that won’t get users high can help ease the nausea cancer patients experience when going through chemotherapy, a new University of Guelph study suggests.

Published this week in eNeuro the study is the first to show alternate compounds of the cannabis plant could be used and are just as, or more effective, than other drugs used for nausea.

Nausea is a common symptom of many diseases and a side effect of chemotherapy that is not effectively treated by current drugs.

“This work may lead to a host of potential therapeutic benefits,” said psychology professor Linda Parker, who has studied the pharmacological properties of cannabinoids on brain behaviours for almost two decades.

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