Cancer is a word that penetrates the vocabularies of the vast majority of people on earth. We all have been or will be personally affected by cancer at some point during our lives. Worldwide, an estimated 19.3 million new cancer cases and 10 million cancer-related deaths occurred in 2020. These numbers are staggering and despite a rigorous scientific effort for many decades, surefire cures for cancer have not been developed.
Is CBD for You?
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that CBD has a good safety profile and that negative side effects are likely due to interactions with other medications. To date, there is no evidence of public health-related issues from the use of pure CBD. Thus, CBD is widely considered to be an innocuous cannabinoid that could have many potential health benefits. However, CBD, like grapefruit, interferes with the metabolizing of certain medications. If you are a cancer patient interested in using CBD, please consult your physician. Particularly if your medication comes with a grapefruit warning or is an antibiotic, antidepressant, antiseizure, blood thinner, and oral or IV chemotherapy.