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Cannabis / hemp oil - the legal stuff

Morning lovely forumites, just a quick question - what do you know about taking cannabis oil ( e.g. Charlottes web)? My friend has suggested I look into taking this as someone she knows has had a good response for a brain tumour. I have looked up the Hemp Wellness centre in Devon, but all info seems to relate to brain and breast tumours. I'm just interested in what any of you may know about this and whether it's relevant to bowel cancer and metastasis. I do know that the legal stuff is cbd oil with the part that gets you high removed.
Many thanks P :x::x:

Bear G

Hi @Polly68

This does come up quite a lot and I’ve pasted below the position from Beating Bowel Cancer on this subject. Do take a look at the link, it provides balanced information from a reputable source.
Hope this helps

We just wanted to remind people that the use of cannabis is illegal in the UK. Whilst we encourage our members to have open discussion about their treatment, Beating Bowel Cancer cannot advocate the use of cannabis (in any form - including cannabis oil) or any other alternative treatments.
We politely ask that members refrain from discussing dosages of, and where to obtain illegal substances, as well as making any claims that these substances cure cancer. Any such posts will be edited, and possibly deleted.
Thank you for your understanding.
We would encourage everyone to read this well-balanced blog from Cancer Research UK in full:


@Polly68. @Bear G It is now possible to buy legal cannabis oil with the thc, which is the psychoactive stuff, taken out. Holland and Barrett sell it for example. My oncologist was initially very dismissive about its value, but when I also decided that it probably wasn't worth the money, he got a bit twitchy and - I paraphrase - said he had no idea why I was doing so well, and so he didn't think I should change anything I was doing. I'm still a bit dubious but it's not that expensive if it might be doing some good. Up to now my oncologist has been against anything which isn't peer reviewed so this was a bit of a change for him!


Thank you @Bear G @Barbara for your views. I'm taking a variety of vitamins to help boost my immune system and my friend was very keen for me to look into taking this too. Im still undecided as although im on a break from chemo atm i don't want to introduce anything that might upset the equilibrium. It's a tightrope we walk between what could help or possibly hinder our treatment. I am aware that some forms of cannabis oil would be illegal to take, but assumed that if there is an actual company openly selling the oil that it could be ok to take. For the mo I shall keep an open mind and do a bit more research into the benefits. P :x::x::x:


An interesting read @Highkaren thank you P xx

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