A Quarter of Cancer Patients Receiving THC/CBD Capsules Had No Nausea or Vomiting

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op

NEWS A quarter of cancer patients receiving THC/CBD capsules had no nausea or vomiting “Nausea and vomiting are among the most distressing and feared consequences of chemotherapy." By Angela Stelmakowich The phase II trial found an extra one in 10 patients at the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse cancer hospital who received capsules containing equal amounts of CBD and THC reported better control over their nausea and vomiting. / Photo: Shidlovski / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Cannabis bests placebos for easing two common and debilitating side effects of chemotherapy, mainly nausea and vomiting, note preliminary results of what is being touted as a landmark clinical trial involving 81 cancer patients in Australia.

Funded by the New South Wales Government and sponsored by the University of Sydney, the phase II trial found an extra one in 10 patients at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse cancer hospital who received capsules containing equal amounts of CBD and THC reported better control over their nausea and vomiting.

“A quarter of the patients taking medicinal cannabis experienced no vomiting and nausea, compared to 14 percent of people who took a placebo,” notes the study abstract.

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