The use of medical marijuana in cancer care presents a dilemma for both patients and physicians. The scientific evidence is evolving, yet much of the known information is still insufficient to adequately inform patients as to risks and benefits. In addition, evidence-based dosing and administration information on medical marijuana is lacking.
Medical Cannabis in the Treatment of Cancer Pain and Spastic Conditions and Options of Drug Delivery in Clinical Practice
The use of cannabis for medical purposes has been recently legalised in many countries including the Czech Republic. As a result, there is increased interest on the part of physicians and patients in many aspects of its application. This mini review briefly covers the main active substances of the cannabis plant and mechanisms of action.
Over the last decade or two there has been a massive expansion in the number of self-sufficient cannabis growers. Ironically the failed prohibition of cannabis has been largely responsible for this.