BC Cancer recruits patients for cannabis oil clinical trial

In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, Meagan Holt holds a vial of cannabis oil she uses to comforts her daughter Maddie, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

B.C.’s leading agency in cancer research is looking for patients to take part in a clinical trial to study the effectiveness of cannabis oils in treating cancer-related symptoms and pain management.

Eligible participants must be at least 19 years old, and commit to not taking any other cannabis products or consuming alcohol for the duration of the study, roughly 16 to 48 days.

The study will be looking at how oils treat nausea, sleep disturbance and anxiety, as well as pain.

Those who are pregnant or are currently receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatment are ineligible for the clinical trial. Anyone with allergies to cannabis, olive oil, rosemary oil or coconut also won’t be allowed to participate.

Visit the BC Cancer Foundation for more details.

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