Nausea & Vomiting
The side effects caused by chemotherapy and radiotherapy are considered to be easily treatable with medicinal cannabis. 17 THC can be very effective in the treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with terminal cancer.18 It also shows with use of THC that it can relieve nausea that is unresponsive to treatment with conventional medication.19 In a survey conducted in 2006, the vast majority of respondents found cannabis to be extremely effective as a therapy against nausea (93%) and vomiting (75%).20 Medicinal cannabis may also improve nausea & vomiting as an additional option alongside other antiemetic medications.21 Medical cannabis is also popular for other forms of nausea and vomiting. It is often used for AIDS, hepatitis, but also for vomiting in pregnancy.22
Loss of appetite & anorexia
A wide variety of diseases often lead to a loss of appetite, which is often very pronounced and leads to emaciation. Even a low daily dose of THC (5mg) has a pronounced appetite-stimulating effect.23 Most cancer patients experience a significant increase in appetite and at the same time a decrease in nausea .24 Added to this is the weight gain that is wanted here.25
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