Day: August 20, 2019

Oncologists Believe That CBD Benefits Cancer Patients

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A study conducted by the University of Colorado Cancer Center and published in EurekAlert! shows that while 93 percent of oncologists surveyed believe that CBD Oil products benefit cancer patients, only 46 percent of them have a prescription for medical cannabis.

The main concerns were about appropriate dosage, limited knowledge about available products and how to get them, as well as possible interactions with other drugs.

“I think we lack useful tools in some cases,” says Ashley E. Glode, PharmD, Assistant Professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science and the main author of the study.

The survey was conducted among 48 specialized oncologists, 47 doctors, 53 registered nurses and 17 pharmacists. 89% of those surveyed said that medical cannabis education and training programs could help physicians decide whether to prescribe medical marijuana or cannabis-based medicinal products.

Interestingly, 68% of the respondents received cannabis information from their patients, … Read More