Does hemp oil work for lung cancer?

Medically Reviewed by Checkmark Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Sravanthi Sunkaraneni

No. There is not enough evidence that can suggest hemp oil treats lung cancer. Hemp oil is made from hemp seeds, a type of cannabis derived from the plant Cannabis sativa. Hemp oil has low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) but is high in cannabidiol (CBD). Even though there is no evidence of cannabis attacking the cancer cells, a study suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) can treat pain, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. People with lung cancer often suffer from these symptoms, which make researchers believe that use of cannabis during palliative care can provide some relief and may improve quality of life.

However, the benefits of cannabis against lung cancer are still being speculated by researchers. Besides this, factors such as cannabis being banned in most countries, limited access to quality plants and a wide variety of cannabis prohibit more research on cannabis.

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