CBD oil comes from the flowers of the cannabis plant and does not contain the psychoactive substance THC. It can be sold in the UK as a food supplement but not as a medicine. There is no evidence to support its use as a medicine.
You could talk with your cancer specialist about the possibility of joining a clinical trial. Trials can give access to new drugs in a safe and monitored environment.
Research into cannabinoids and cancer
The results of one trial showed that Sativex did not improve pain levels. You can read the results of the trial on our clinical trials website.
Sativex is a cannabis-based medicine. It is licensed in the UK for people with Multiple Sclerosis muscle spasticity that hasn’t improved with other treatments. Sativex is a liquid that you spray into your mouth.
Cannabis that contains high levels of THC can cause panic attacks, hallucinations and paranoia.
This means a cannabis based product used to relieve symptoms.
When it comes to cannabis oil, there are also medical benefits. Research has shown that some CBD oils, including those that contain THC, can help control seizures among people with epilepsy. The FDA has approved some drugs that contain CBD for seizure treatment.
Karger Open Access: “The Trouble With CBD Oil.”
Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology: “A prospective open‐label trial of a CBD/THC cannabis oil in dravet syndrome.”
Can RSO Treat Cancer?
But research has not shown that RSO or other forms of cannabis oil can treat cancer. Some very early studies on using THC to treat cancer have been encouraging, though.
Because RSO contains high levels of THC, it’s illegal to buy in many places. But in states that have legalized marijuana — either for personal use or for medical use — you can find RSO at cannabis dispensaries.
Cannabinoids: “Cannabis Oil: chemical evaluation of an upcoming cannabis-based medicine.”
RSO is not a branded product. That means there’s no one “Rick Simpson Oil” for sale. On his website, Simpson explains how to make his namesake oil. But he does not sell a version of the oil for profit.