Data Points to Cannabis Emergence as a Viable Part of Cancer Treatment
The burden of symptoms associated with medical conditions has ravaged millions of people around the globe. Every day, people suffering from medical conditions are distraught by the harsh effects of the symptoms derived from their ailments. For instance, patients receiving cancer therapy can face a plethora of side effects such as nausea and severe pain. Generally, patients may take other medicines in order to subdue these side effects, and in particular, cancer patients suffering from chronic pain may be prescribed opioids from their physician. The major downside of these treatments is that opioids have life-threatening consequences. Overall, cancer patients suffer from side effects associated with cancer therapies as well as the treatments used to control their side effects. As a result, more medical institutions are beginning to recommend cannabis as an alternative to treat the adverse associated with cancer. The American Cancer Society has cited studies that determined that marijuana can be helpful in treating the side effects of cancer chemotherapy. A few studies have even uncovered that inhaled (smoked or vaporized) marijuana can help with the treatment of neuropathic pain. And more recently, scientists have also reported that THC and other cannabinoids such as CBD can slow the growth of and possibly eliminate cancer cells, ultimately reducing the spread of certain forms of cancer. Other studies have suggested that cannabinoids can be safe for humans in treating cancer, which has led to the wide spread of medical cannabis around the world. As more global government agencies collect positive data from clinical trials, more countries will move towards legalizing medical cannabis because of its valuable therapeutic effects. And as a result, the global legal marijuana market is expected to reach USD 146.4 Billion by 2025 while registering a CAGR of 34.6%, according to data compiled by Grand View Research. Pasha Brands Ltd. (OTC: CRFTF) (CSE: CRFT), Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC) (TSX: WEED), Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) (TSX: CRON), Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) (TSX: ACB), HEXO Corp. (NYSE: HEXO) (TSX: HEXO).
With 10,000 Licenses Issued, California Reflects the Growing Power of Hemp
As hemp production increases, Californian legislators have extended the duration of thousands of cannabis cultivation licenses to support the state's thriving industry.
Toxic, Low-Quality CBD Products Putting Consumers at Risk
When the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) made cannabidiols (CBD) legal for medical use in November 2018, the health and wellness applications put in place for the benefit of British consumers seemed nearly boundless. With the rapid growth of the CBD product market, it's becoming more and more important that consumers avoid poor quality products from unregulated, and often unreputable, sources. This means that trusted industry producers such as StillCanna (CSE:STIL) (OTCPK:SCNNF), OrganiGram Holdings (TSXV:OGI) (NASDAQ:OGI), Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC), Aleafia Health (TSX:ALEF) (OTCQX:ALEAF), and The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings (TSX:TGOD) (OTCQX:TGODF) are set to be forerunners in the market.