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Cannabis and cannabinoids: Cancer risk and use to manage cancer symptoms

Version: 1 ID: N/A Jan 2020
Type of Content: Guidelines & Advice
Document Status: Current
Population Health and Prevention, Prevention and Cancer Control

Guideline Objective:

To summarize evidence on the cancer risk of cannabis and cannabinoids, and using cannabis and cannabinoids to manage cancer symptoms.

Patient Population:

People with cancer who are interested in cannabis and cannabinoids.

Intended Guideline Users:

Healthcare providers in cancer and primary care.

Research Questions:

  1. What are the risks of developing cancer and other health impacts associated with cannabis or cannabinoids?
  2. Should cannabis or cannabinoids be used in the management of cancer-related symptoms?
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