The National Cancer Institute (NCI) currently recognizes medicinal C. sativa as an effective treatment for providing relief in a number of symptoms associated with cancer, including pain, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, and anxiety. Studies have described cannabidiol (CBD) as a multitarget molecule, acting as an adaptogen. CBD mainly interacts with specific receptor proteins CB1 and CB2. It is present in both medicinal and hemp-type C. sativa plants, but, unlike Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is completely nonpsychoactive.

Coadministration of CBD and Δ9-THC, followed by radiation therapy, causes an increase in autophagy and apoptosis in cancer cells. The acidic precursor of CBD, cannabidiolic acid, (CBDA) is able to inhibit the migration of breast cancer cells. These cancer-killing forms of specialized cannabis products are not available in most local dispensaries due to the low demand. Most dispensaries must purchase in bulk. If the demand is not present, the product can expire sitting on the shelf. Add to that fact the process of legally disposing of it and the costs mount.



FECO (full extract cannabis oil) and RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) are highly concentrated forms of cannabis in which the whole plant is extracted and used. This process offers a broad spectrum or full-spectrum representation of the full cannabinoid and terpene profile found in that cannabis strain or cultivar. Other than the choice of solvents used, the full extraction of cannabinoids for both RSO and FECO is roughly the same. The oil is in a syringe due to its thickness for oral consumption. FECO in cartridges are for smoking and are not used for cancer patients. The patient is instructed to take a rice-like or blood-droplet – dose for ninety days.

As a cancer-killing medicinal product, it is dosed with high THC for liver and lung cancers and high CBD for endocrine cancers. Dosing is based on weight. Since a high dose of 1 gram of THC or CBD/day is required a graduated time frame is followed. Often THCA, which is nonpsychoactive, is used. (See)  It is expected that the patient is not active out of the house for safety reasons.

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Synergy Wellness offers several products depending on the type of cancer and the patient’s tolerance for high-dose cannabis. Various sprains are available in 1–3-gram syringes which are consumed orally and in suppositories, It is believed suppositories obviate the THC high when passed through the lower rectal vault. Oral administration passes through the liver. Formulas are high-dose THC, high-dose CBD, or a 1:1 balance of CBD:THC.

Firebird Touch Therapy (FTT) provides two examples of pure extractions. Priority Blend, the high THC yielding, and BlueBuddha, the high CBD yielding. Both are whole-plant extractions. These are the heavy hitters. The Priority Blend is used to address cancers and other life-threatening illnesses. The BlueBuddha is also instrumental in addressing cancers and other neurological and endocrine issues. FECO concentrate syringes are available in 3-10 grams syringes. FTT also produces suppositories.

The Light Hearted Farmer is a family-owned and operated business based in Oregon. Jerrik Keller combines FECO in liquid form instead of syringes for precise dosing tailored for children. The oil in a liquid form can be formulated in graduated concentrations that are easier to administer. Jerrik will also add the appropriate terpenes and other cannabinoids (CBG or CBDA) to the formula depending on the specific cancer type.

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Internet options should not be used unless they have been vetted by a reliable source not advertisements. Most reliable Internet cultivators do not advertise. They rely on word-of-mouth. Another danger is confusing RSO and FECO with concentrates. There are FECO concentrates for smoking dabbing and shatter. These products are for recreational use NOT medicinal. Most Internet options are not vetted, do not offer high-level expertise by experienced cultivators, and do not formulate products for the individual patient. Don’t forget dogs get cancer too. An experienced specialist is required for all animals.

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