The use of cannabis for healing is nothing new. The earliest archaeological evidence of cannabis medical use dates back to the Han Dynasty in ancient China (200 BC)1. In recent years, the world has seen a rise in the number of prescription of medical marijuana for cancer patients. The cannabinoids in medical marijuana have primarily been used as a part of palliative care to alleviate pain, relieve nausea and stimulate appetite. Additionally, numerous cell culture and animal studies showed anti-tumor effects of cannabinoids in various cancer types2.
When the U.S. government patented medical marijuana in 2003 under US Patent # 66305073, they specifically mentioned the antioxidant properties of cannabinoids. Antioxidants have been shown to prevent the types of free radical damage that have been associated with cancer development4. While there have been studies showing that different cannabinoids can block cancer cell growth and even kill cancer cells2, other studies have shown different results. So, despite some promising data, we believe there is still much research to be done before it can be said that cannabis cures cancer.
That being said, we are firm believers in the healing power of cannabis in general, and there is firm evidence that medical marijuana and cannabis oil, including FECO, can treat pain, nausea, and other symptoms commonly seen in cancer patients5. We encourage cancer patients to consult their physicians about whether medical marijuana could be right for them, and we also encourage exploring the vast about of information available to learn about this topic for themselves. As with anything on the internet, it can be difficult to decipher whether a source is credible or not, so we have compiled a list of articles that we think would be a good start to your education journey (see below).
Tinctures and FECO are two popular ways of consuming cannabis oil. Both contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids that the wonderful cannabis plant has to offer. Cannabinoids include THC, CBD, and many other compounds. Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO), commonly referred to as Rick Simpson Oil or RSO (although the process of making the two are slightly different), is a thick, syrup-like cannabis concentrate. FECO is great to use for cooking and making your own homemade edibles. Watch our very own Chef Joey Galeano teach you how to cook with FECO in his video, The Basics of Cooking with FECO.
We understand that not everyone has the financial resources to purchase their necessary FECO medication, so Delta Oil Co. is partnering with Oklahoma dispensaries to offer our FECO syringes to cancer patients for only a penny each.
If you think you or a loved one qualify for the Delta Oil Co. FECO Penny Program, inquire at your local dispensary or contact us for more information.
In February 2022, JDMG, LLC and the Chef Joey’s brand launched the “Kisses for Cancer” charity drive with the goals of raising funds for the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Foundating and raising awareness of the studies and research surrounding cannabis and cancer. Learn more about Kisses for Cancer at chefjoeys.com/kissesforcancer
Cannabis and Cancer 🔗
A two-part series on Leafly.com examining how cannabis can help cancer
A patient’s guide to using cannabis for cancer 🔗
by author and veteran cannabis journalist David Bienenstock
Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) for Cancer: Does It Work? 🔗
A medically-reviewed article on WebMD with many cited sources of scientific publications
U.S. National Cancer Institute: Cancer Treatment and Cannabis & Cannabinoids 🔗
This PDQ cancer information summary has current information about the use of Cannabis and cannabinoids in the treatment of people with cancer.
Cannabis, CBD oil and cancer 🔗
A summary by Cancer Research UK of information and studies related to cannabis and cancer
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