Can Cannabis Oil Help Heal Wounds?

A middle-age man in Canada with oral cancer found that medical cannabis oil may have helped to slightly reduce the size of a wound that his cancer caused on his cheek, according to a new report of his case.

The cannabis oil treatment also reduced the man’s pain after the cancer created a hole in his right cheek, according to the report published in the January issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Studies have suggested that marijuana may work to treat cancer patients’ pain.

Much more research is needed to know whether medical cannabis oil may have a wound-healing effect. But the man’s case “really validates what has been known for thousands of years about the utility of cannabinoids in so many different areas,” said Dr. Vincent Maida, an associate professor in the Division of Palliative Care at the University of Toronto, who treated the man.

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