Skin cancer treatment with cannabis oil
As we keep repeating in this article it is especially relevant to bring the cannabis oil as close as possible to the cancer source. Hence with skin cancer, this is also the case and perhaps because with this form of cancer you can directly apply the oil to the cancer source, it is very effective.
Cannabis oil should be applied on the skin affected by the cancer and covered with a bandage. Every four days new oil should be applied and the bandage replaced for a couple of weeks.
We have had reports from patients that skin cancer or normal warts can disappear in as quick as a few days or five to six weeks in very severe cases.
Like other treatments, you need to continue this treatment for two or three weeks after the cancer has disappeared, to make sure that it doesn’t return.
Cannabis oil dosing roadmaps
We provide an average dosing roadmap that can either be increased or decreased based on the patients’ reaction. We consider it important to stay within your comfort zone, although there are no medical downsides to slightly overdosing.
Regular Cannabis oil dosing roadmap
- The aim of the Cannabis oil dosing roadmap is to reach one gram per day.
- Start with 5-10 mg, three times a day, every 8 hours:
- After breakfast e.g. 8 AM
- In the afternoon e.g. 2 PM
- Before going to bed e.g. 10 PM
- Double the dosing every four days
- In three weeks you will reach the desired dosing
- This treatment will take approximately three months, which is roughly 60 grams
The table below outlines the regular dosing roadmaps indicating the days you need to increment the cannabis oil dosing. Once you reach, after three to five weeks, the cannabis oil dosing of 1 gram per day, you continue with 1 gram per day for the remaining days until the end of the 90-day treatment period.
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With severe cases often patients extend their treatment to 120 or 180 days, while they continue the 1 gram per day dosage of cannabis oil.
You should not confuse cannabis oil with CBD oil. The main component of cannabis oil is THC, and of course in CBD oil it is CBD. For cancer treatment, the medical cannabis community recommends a mixture of Cannabis oil and CBD oil dosing.
|3 week ramp-up||mg / dosing||mg / day|
|Day 1 to 4||10||30|
|Day 5 to 8||20||60|
|Day 9 to 12||42||125|
|Day 13 to 16||83||250|
|Day 17 to 20||167||500|
|Day 21 to 90||333||1000|
|5 week ramp-up||mg / dosing||mg / day|
|Day 1 to 4||5||15|
|Day 5 to 8||8||23|
|Day 9 to 12||13||38|
|Day 13 to 16||25||75|
|Day 17 to 20||50||150|
|Day 21 to 24||100||300|
|Day 25 to 28||125||375|
|Day 29 to 35||167||500|
|Day 36 to 90||333||1000|
- Use Responsibly and
- Keep out of reach of children and pets and
- Store in a secure and dark place and
- Do not use during pregnancy and
- When driving, we do not recommend to use it and
- Do not take it on holidays abroad and
- Always consult a medical doctor concerning the decrease or cancellation of regular medication
When you are sensitive to the cannabis oil, first of all, decrease the dosage by half in the beginning and increase the 4-day incrementation period to 5 or 6 days. After about five weeks your body will have adapted to the treatment, and most people even enjoy it after that. Furthermore, once you get used to the cannabis, you will no longer experience the ‘high’ in the head, but probably only this comfortable feeling that some people compare with being wrapped in a warm blanket.
When the oil is cold it is very thick. For easier cannabis oil dosing, you should best warm it up. For example, hold the syringe in or under warm water or carefully heat it with a lighter.
- Wash your hands and
- Put some cannabis oil on your index finger and hold it behind your lower lip onto your lower gum
- Hold the cannabis oil onto your lower gum until it sticks and
- After that gently massage it in from left to right, making circular motions and
- Keep doing this until all the cannabis oil has been absorbed by your gum
Urgent cannabis oil dosing roadmap
Often we hear of life-threatening situations and cases where there is no time to lose, like late-stage cancer or when the doctors have given the patient only a short time to live. Because of urgency, you need to increase the cannabis oil dosing and shorten the implementation time. However, you still need to give your body the time to get used to the cannabis.
In severe cases, patients have taken the 60-gram treatment within one month. We suggest the following cannabis oil dosing roadmap for this urgent treatment of severe cancer cases. This urgent cannabis oil dosing roadmap ramps up a lot faster than the regular roadmap, so patients who choose for this method will have to deal with the unpleasant side effects, described later in this article.
|Urgent||mg / dosing||mg / day|
|Day 1 to 4||167||500|
|Day 5 to 8||250||750|
|Day 9 to 12||500||1500|
|Day 13 to 16||750||2250|
|Day 17 to 20||875||2625|
|Day 21 to 24||958||2875|
|Day 25 to 30||1000||3000|
* The length of the urgent treatment is 60 gram in 30 days, when necessary you can extend it to 60 or 90 days.
Cannabis dosage after treatment
Once you have gone through the regular treatment, it is wise to do an after treatment of six months with a much lower dosage. The regular treatment takes normally three months but could be extended to four or six months in severe cases.
This way you make sure cancer does not come back. An after treatment people usually take is 1/10th of the regular dosage or 100 mg per day.
How to make cannabis suppositories
It is surprisingly easy to make your own cannabis suppositories. You can either use reusable (for example from metal) or disposable molds, which both are readily available online and in drugstores.
You need to start with lower cannabis oil concentrations based on the suppository roadmap below and gradually increase the dosage to reach the regular dosage of 1 gram (1000 mg) per day. Because you need to take 3 times a day for 4 days suppositories of the same concentration you need 12 suppositories of the same concentration for the ramp-up period.
Cannabis Suppository Ingredients
The following ingredients you will need (based on the regular dosage of 1 gram cannabis oil per day; decrease according to the table for the ramp-up suppositories):
Ingredients for 4 days / 12 suppositories
Only the THC amount needs to be reduced during the ramp-up phase. The other ingredients stay the same.
- 30 grams (1/8th cup) of organic cocoa or shay butter (for 12 suppositories)
- 4 grams of Cannabis oil. (Check the table below for ramp-up concentrations)
- 400 mg of CBD oil. (upon desire but recommended). For example, one bottle of CBDPure 600 equals 600 mg of CBD.
Did you know that when you mix cocoa into your suppositories, you further reduce the chances of getting ‘high’?
CBD also reduces the chances of getting high and it mittigates pain and nausea, so many patients increase this dosage two or threefold, based these symptoms.
DYI suppository instructions
First of all, melt the butter in a small pan but avoid boiling it. Add the cannabis oil and CBD oil and stir until they are completely blended. In addition, after letting the butter blend cool off for a couple of minutes the molds can be filled.
To fill the molds, it is probably easy to use a syringe. Finally, when this is done put the molds in the freezer and let them solidify for about an hour.
Instead of the mentioned kinds of butter, people also often use coconut oil. Hence you need to use the kind of coconut oil that solidifies when cooled. However, in some cases, coconut oil can cause an allergic reaction so keep that in mind.
Cannabis/CBD Suppository Dosing
When you take suppositories you also need to build up slowly to get used to the cannabis. However, you can ramp up much quicker in this case. The dosing is done by changing the concentration of cannabis oil and CBD oil in the suppositories, not by the number of suppositories you take.
Cannabidiol (or CBD, not to be confused with cannabis oil) is most of all used as a supportive component for cannabis cancer treatment. Because it is an effective pain reliever besides other substantial health benefits, it inhibits nausea and vomiting and is anti-inflammatory. Read all about it in the What does CBD feel like and the How to use CBD oil articles.
Regular Suppository Roadmap
|3-week ramp-up||Suppository Dosing||mg / Day||mg / suppository||mg / 12 suppositories|
|Day 1 to 4||3 times a day||30||10||120|
|Day 5 to 8||3 times a day||63||21||250|
|Day 9 to 12||3 times a day||125||42||500|
|Day 13 to 16||3 times a day||250||83||1000|
|Day 17 to 20||3 times a day||500||167||2000|
|Day 21 to 90||3 times a day||1000||333||4000|
|5-week ramp-up||Suppository Dosing||mg / Day||mg / suppository||mg / 12 suppositories|
|Day 1 to 4||3 times a day||13||4||50|
|Day 5 to 8||3 times a day||30||10||120|
|Day 9 to 12||3 times a day||60||20||240|
|Day 13 to 16||3 times a day||125||42||500|
|Day 17 to 20||3 times a day||188||63||750|
|Day 21 to 24||3 times a day||250||83||1000|
|Day 25 to 28||3 times a day||350||117||1400|
|Day 29 to 32||3 times a day||500||167||2000|
|Day 33 to 34||3 times a day||750||250||3000|
|Day 35 to 90||3 times a day||1000||333||4000|
Using this roadmap you will arrive at 1 gram of cannabis oil per day, which is recommended for cancer patients. The normal treatment takes three months and roughly 60 grams of cannabis oil (5-week ramp-up).
However, in urgent, life-threatening situations, similar to the urgent roadmap for oral intake (see above), the dosing can be increased to the extent of taking the entire 60-gram treatment in one month. In this case, you will most likely have to deal with side-effects which we describe below.
Maintaining your health after cancer treatment
In general, we recommend continuing taking cannabis oil, just to keep your health in good condition. Only a couple of drops a day, which amounts to about 1 gram or milliliter a month, is enough to maintain your complete health.
Cannabis oil not only cures cancer it enhances your general health and has amongst others the following health benefits:
- Prevents cancer and
- Improves heart health and
- Reduces eye diseases like Glaucoma and
- Decreases skin aging and
- Relieves stress and anxiety and
- Improves sleep and
- Eliminates headaches and
- Mitigates pain and
- Boosts appetite
Besides cannabis oil, we recommend mixing it with CBD oil, because CBD has other but also very positive effects on your health.
Parallel use of regular medication
When you are using regular medication, you need to be aware of a few things before starting a cannabis oil treatment and always consult a medical doctor that has experience with cannabis treatment.
The following three scenarios require special attention when starting cannabis oil treatment:
- Parallel use of regular painkillers, steroids or morphine
- Usage of blood pressure medication in parallel with cannabis
- Insulin usage for diabetes in parallel with cannabis
Parallel use of regular painkillers, steroids or morphine
The side effects of using regular painkillers along with cannabis oil can be bad. Ideally, you should stop the regular pain treatment on day one of your cannabis oil treatment, or at least drastically reduce it and range it down to zero within the first week, or up to three weeks in case of severe dosings.
However, because of the pain relief properties of cannabis oil and the CBD component, it also provides pain relief. By using additional CBD oil you can increase the pain relief from these natural products, allowing you to reduce the regular painkillers quicker. With our CBD dosage calculator, dosing your drops correctly becomes much easier.
Risk of Addiction to ‘Big Pharma’ Painkillers
Very often regular painkillers, like morphine are very addictive and it can be hard for patients to reduce them and they can even suffer from withdrawal symptoms. It is good to know that cannabis oil actually helps to reduce these symptoms much quicker.
Parallel use of blood pressure medication
Cannabis oil lowers your blood pressure, so when you combine it with regular blood pressure medication your blood pressure can drop too far. Monitor your blood pressure regularly and reduce the regular medication as needed while increasing cannabis oil to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.
If you already have low blood pressure you need to decrease the cannabis oil dosing in the beginning and ramp it up over a longer period (for example six to eight weeks instead of three to five). Also, in this case, the regular monitoring of your blood pressure should serve as a guideline, keeping it at comfortable levels.
Insulin usage for diabetes in parallel with cannabis
Patients suffering from diabetes are regularly monitoring their blood-sugar levels to determine the dose of insulin. When starting cannabis oil treatment, it is to be expected that insulin intake can be reduced until it finally can be completely eliminated.
Side effects and overdosing
Cannabis oil is generally not harmful and by no means can cause death even when overdosing. However, unpleasant side effects can occur in certain cases. These side effects, in general, occur in the following cases:
- General side effects
- Side effects due to parallel use of regular medication
- Side effects due to overdosing
General side effects
The following side effects might occur when starting the cannabis treatment.
- Dry mouth
- Fatigue or weariness
- Regular toilet visits
- Appetite reduction
These side effects are of a temporary nature and will disappear when getting used to the treatment in three to five weeks. They can be reduced by reducing the dosing and incrementation speed.
We recommend to always drink enough, especially when starting the cannabis oil treatment you need to pay attention to this and drink water regularly. The tired feeling you most likely get is actually beneficial to the healing process and you should go along with it and rest as much as possible. It is normal for patients to sleep for hours during the day, whilst at the same time sleeping much better and longer at night.
Side effects due to parallel use of regular medication
Depending on the type of regular medication is used, people suffer from nausea to vomiting. Is this the case then it is good to remember it is the regular medication causing the problem and it is best to reduce the regular medication as soon as possible instead of the cannabis oil treatment.
Cannabis oil is a natural product and it enhances your bodies own ability to fight diseases and infections. Most of the regular medication used are chemical substances that do harm to our stomach and other organs. Cannabis oil stimulates our body to fight this harm which causes nausea and/or vomiting.
Side effects due to overdosing
As already mentioned there are no harmful effects from cannabis oil even when seriously overdosing. However, when you are not used to cannabis and in the beginning take too much or ramp up the dosing too fast you can encounter some unpleasant side effects.
- Passing out
- Having a strong ‘high’
Although these effects are not harmful to your health, they can give you a good scare. The most important thing is to stay calm and sleep or rest until it is over. You can drink and eat something sweet to make you feel better.
The reason for slowly ramping up the THC dosing is to avoid these effects.
However, once your body gets used to the cannabis, people only experience what is often described as a very pleasant and relaxed feeling.