Cannabis: The “Unapproved” but Proven and Patented Medicine

US Food and Drug Administration is now warning CBD or Hemp oil manufacturers that they were selling products online that agency officials said “made unproven anticancer claims and contained a component of the marijuana plant.”

What are some of those “unproven” claims?

  • CBD can “combat tumor and cancer cells”
  • CBD can make cancer cells “commit suicide” without killing other cells
  • CBD can “inhibit cell division and growth in certain types of cancer”
  • CBD can serve as an “alternative or additional treatments for patients with Alzheimer disease or other serious illnesses”


What does the research actually say that CBD, Hemp, or Cannabis can actually do in regards to these claims?

Also, find out that the FDA allows for drug companies to make claims and sell cancer drugs without studies proving safety or effectiveness!



FDA Pursues Unproven Cancer Claims

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Availability of evidence of benefits on overall survival and quality of life of cancer drugs approved by European Medicines Agency: retrospective cohort study of drug approvals 2009-13

Quality of Life, Overall Survival, and Costs of Cancer Drugs Approved Based on Surrogate Endpoints

Are cancer patients’ hopes for chemo too high?

Patients’ Expectations about Effects of Chemotherapy for Advanced Cancer

US Patent on Cannabis

Cannabidiol as potential anticancer drug

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