Effective Dosing for Cancer.
For cancer, a “one-two punch” of high THC and high CBD can be very effective. THC was discovered in 1963 to kill cancer cells by cutting off their blood supply and causing cell death by suicide. And this works without harming the healthy surrounding cells. CBD potentiates, or increases the effectiveness of THC. At the same time, CBD reduces inflammation. And inflammation has been found to feed the growth of new cancer cells. Thus, the one-two punch of THC and CBD against cancer.
Cancer patients have used a “go low, go slow” protocol, while slowly increasing the number of doses per day, in order to achieve maximum effectiveness in killing cancer cells and tumors. The patient takes micro-doses of high THC oil, starting with one dose about an hour before bedtime. This dose is continued for as long as it takes for the patient to feel comfortable with the effects of the medicine. Every patient is different. A comfort level could be achieved in a few days or a few weeks, or the very next day. If she/he feels “high,” the dose is too large. The only side effect should be a little sleepiness. If the patient feels like they are tolerating the first, bedtime dose fairly well, they go on to a second dose at suppertime.
After adopting to tolerance, a third dose is added mid-afternoon. The same pattern of taking those three doses is implemented, until a comfort level is achieved. Then a fourth dose is added at lunchtime. Same pattern. Then a fifth dose mid-morning. Finally, a 6th dose is introduced on waking up.
At the same time, CBD is added into the mix. The patient takes the non-psychoactive high CBD medicine three to four times per day. As they feel better and better, they can back off to two to three doses per day. Eventually they may decrease to one dose a day for “maintenance”. Remember, we can all benefit from introducing a powerful anti-inflammatory like CBD into our system.
With THC, start low, slowly building up the number of doses, not the size of the dose. With CBD, start high and back off a bit as you feel better and better.
As with all herbal medicines, read the labels and check the laboratory results to guard against nutrient and pesticide chemicals in the raw source materials; avoid “fillers”, artificial or unhealthy sweeteners like corn syrup. Demand that your cannabis medicine be tested. Expect and require it to be pure and potent. The medical cannabis industry is patient-driven. We all must work to raise the standards so that medicinal cannabis can reach its potential as a clean, healing, natural herb.