Immunotherapy and cannabis?

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veckon
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Immunotherapy and cannabis?

Postby veckon » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:29 pm

I came across an interesting research paper in PubMed about the potential interaction of cannabinoids on the immune system (see: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabinoid) here: http://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/28/6A/3743.long

Reading this made me wonder about how cannabis might modulate the body’s response to immunotherapy. Does anyone have any citations to research exploring the potential benefits and/or adverse effects of such a combination therapy?
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DarkColon
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Re: Immunotherapy and cannabis?

Postby DarkColon » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:53 am

While i don't have sources to cite, i can say that i do use cannabis and have found this to be true, to dome degree. I have CFIDS, which makes me more susceptible to things.. since using full spectrum cannabis extracts, my immune system seems better able to handle things, that before, would leave me bed ridden.

The extracts that are only CBD/THC/CBDA/THCA did not have as much benefit on the metabolism and immune system, as the full spectrum extracts. However, the ratio of 2:1 or 1:1 of CBD:THC has given me amazing results for pain management.

Sorry i only have personal experience to pull from, but hopefully someone else can back up my statements with more indepth research. Good luck!

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Re: Immunotherapy and cannabis?

Postby benben » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:24 pm

veckon wrote:I came across an interesting research paper in PubMed about the potential interaction of cannabinoids on the immune system (see: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabinoid) here: http://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/28/6A/3743.long

Reading this made me wonder about how cannabis might modulate the body’s response to immunotherapy. Does anyone have any citations to research exploring the potential benefits and/or adverse effects of such a combination therapy?


I can't say anything about usage and immunotherapy, since I so far (and hopefully for good) have only gone through the standard surgery/chemo. Mild usage helped me with pain and nausea during treatment.

Aside from that I'd like to just say "hello". Hadn't seen you post on here for quite some time and was wondering how you were fairing.
Glad to see you still putting up the good fight. Battle on.
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