The Dreaded C Word: Treating Cancer with Cannabis Oil

This treatment guideline is to be used for products, cannabis oils, that are only endorsed by Medical Cannabis Dispensary. Here are the general guidelines for using cannabis oil to treat cancer, however remember that diet, lifestyle and exercise are just as important. Please take the time to read the information below. If you are still interested in the medical grade oils MCD endorses and have any further questions, please do let us know.

There is a lot of misconception of using the oils to treat cancer, mainly the necessary dosages. To treat cancer, much higher dosages are required. The rule of thumb is 90 grams in 90 days or closest thereto. Both CBD and THC in their own right are both vital cannabinoids for treating cancer.

Our best advice would be to come up with a treatment plan, whatever it may be and stick to it.  Often people tend to hop around in desperation and end up losing the battle before anything was given the chance to work. Diet is step 1, Alkaline and no sugar!

Most of the people we treat choose the oils over conventional western medicines that have let them down. No one likes to get high! If the oils are used correctly this can be avoided altogether. Often people choose to go the medicinal cannabis route in conjunction with chemotherapy. Cannabis oils even in much lesser dosages, using tinctures, will help with the symptoms of cancer and or chemo. Mainly, pain, naus, apathy, and sleep.

Cancer treatments usually last anywhere between 3 to 6 months. We recommend a scan after 3 months. Please remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to dosing – it’s different for everyone and dosages vary depending on the individual.


Cannabis oils are best kept in the fridge when not being used. If this is not possible, store in a cool dry dark cupboard. The oils have a shelf life of many years.

Suppositories need to be placed in the freezer bullet point down and left to set for 3 to 5 hours. Please store in freezer and take out to administer.


For dosing using a tincture, do not dilute in water or juice. It’s easiest to accurately dispense the drops from a tincture into a teaspoon and then consume. Otherwise drop directly into your mouth.

CBD is bitter and if you are “uncomfortable” with or dislike, the taste then you can take with a little honey to sweeten it.

Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) refers to Cannabis oil with a high content ratio of CBD which promotes general good health and well-being, benefits neurological disorders, and treats various ailments, specifically cancer. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and effectively treats the pain associated with inflammation. CBD is not psychoactive, doesn’t get you ‘high’, but unlike the nutrient supplement Hemp CBD products sold at health shops, it has THC in it in order to render it effective. Without THC it is useless –this is also called the entourage effect.

The medical cannabis CBD strain used in the CBD products MCD endorses is a 20:1 strain (CBD to THC).

Dosage: Dependent on type and stage of cancer. The minimum advisable dosage is CBD 75mg Capsule 1x daily OR 10 drops (20mg) 3x daily using a tincture. It’s always best to keep CBD in your system. If one is unable to dose 3x a day,twice will have to do. (the total dosage divided by 2 dosages a day). In later stages of cancer, and or with more aggressive forms of cancer higher dosages of CBD are necessary, 150mg CBD plus daily is advisable.

Added Benefits of CBD Oil

CBD cannabis oil, taken alone, effectively treats the following conditions;

THC Oil (Delta 9)
THC Suppositories

Suppositories allow one to administer the very high dosages of THC cannabis oils needed to treat cancer. Suppositories bypass the liver and are therefore relatively non-psychoactive allowing for a high dosage, 500mg, from the onset. THC Suppositories do not make you high.

In case where the cancer originated or has spread to the liver it is vital to take higher oral dose of THC as suppositories are not as effective.

Dosage: 500mg THC suppositories 1x daily, morning or night is normally sufficient.

THC Oral Dosage (Tinctures or Capsules)

THC can make you ‘high’. However, if you micro-dose using a tincture in drops, it will allow you to build up a tolerance over a short period of time (days). This will enable you to take the necessary dosages to deal with the cancer within a month. There is no one-size-fits-all approach with THC cannabis oil dosing – it’s different for everyone. Most, if not all people we help, have to get on with day-to-day life and can’t afford to be high.

The medical cannabis THC strain used in the THC products MCD endorses is a 12:1 strain (THC to CBD).

Dosage: Start on low dosage, 2 drops, to be safe, and increase as you feel comfortable until the desired dosage is reached. If you feel “high” or abnormal, decrease dosage and remain on same dosage for 72 hours before increasing it again. Dosing twice a day, morning and half hour before bed. When necessary one can increase the night time dosage, as the psychoactive effect would be slept off.

Dosage is dependent on type and stage of cancer. The minimum advisable dosage of THC oils is 50mg a day and dosages go as high as 400mg a day and even higher. Tinctures are used until one reaches the minimum dosed capsule of 25mg. Capsules are more convenient method of dosing.

THC Topical

MCD’s topical of cannabis infused lotion balm and essential oils that are absorbed through the skin can be applied to affected areas. For skin and breast cancer add topicals and leave to air-dry before covering.

When using a topical, we recommend a starting dosage of:

Apply topical 3 x daily, a light coating to affected areas, allow to air dry before covering.

Our topicals are 1000mg of THC cannabinoid extract base combine with essential oils in a 30ml ointment jar.

Dosages at a glance

We advise the following starting dosage protocol:

  • THC: 2-5 drops – 2-3 times a day. (Start on 2 drops 2-3x a day. Increase every 48-72 hours by 1-2 drop per dosing. You can carry on increasing as need be. This way one avoids getting high.)
  • CBD: 75mg at least once a day using capsule or tinctures.
  • THC: 500mg: Suppositories – morning or night.

Skin and breast cancer
; Tropical: Apply 3 x daily a light coating to affected areas, allow to air dry before covering.

Capsules are pre-dosed and labelled .mg cannabinoid extract (THC or CBD), concentrate, mixed with MCT, for better absorption.

Tinctures (1:10) are 1000mg of cannabinoid extract, concentrate, in 10ml MCT, 500+ drops per bottle (dropper top bottle).


MCD endorsed cannabis oils are all made from medical grade organic cannabis (flowers) only. The oils are processed in laboratory conditions using the latest technology similar, if not the same, equipment used in the legal states of America. Co2 based extraction cannabis oil is the latest, cleanest, toxin (solvent) free and most expensive extraction technique requiring specialised machinery. The entire process from soil to oil is controlled, after all what you put in is what you get out. The oils are not lab tested.

Side Effects

Everyone’s tolerance varies, rather be safe than sorry. Start low and increase dosages until desired dosage is reach. This way one avoids getting high altogether. If too much THC, THCA and or CBN oil is consumed too quickly a “high” or “stoned” feeling could be experienced, a general change in perceptioneuphoria(heightened mood), and an increase in appetite. Short term side effects may include a decrease in short-term memorydry mouth, impaired motor skills, red eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety. In the event of getting high it’s best to take a nap and sleep it off. The “feeling” will pass.

Additional reading:

Please refer to the article section of our website for more details.

Why it cannabis oil expensive? Read more about the cost and process on our website.

The oils are not cheap because the medical grade cannabis used is from the buds or flowers and not from waste plant matter such as leaves, stalks and seeds. Anyone selling you oils cheaper is more than likely using an inferior quality raw product to produce the oils, and the extraction methods are also dated leaving residue solvents behind. Our extraction techniques and machinery are the same as those used within the legal states of the United States. It has taken over a decade to get to this point and we are not aware of anyone producing the quality of product, using our sophisticated processes and deliver our level of expertise within South Africa.

Ask the following questions before buying or ingesting any cannabis oils:

  1. What grade cannabis are you using to make the oils? It should be medical grade, and buds not plant matter, not trim, seeds or stalks. Only flowers.
  2. What colour is the final oil product? It should be a honey color, not black goo, or green.
 CBD has a red tinge. The colour is the best indicator of the quality of the oils you are planning on digesting.
  3. What extraction methods are you using? Regardless of the extraction method used it’s more important to know that all solvents which may have been used in the process have been properly purged. The RSO technique is dated and often dirty.

Please note: cannabis oil should be a honey colour by nature, not black. Factors which influence the colour of the oils are the extraction methods and the material used to produce the oil (see our FAQ page for more details). No medication is made to be stored in syringes. Syringes state on them use once and dispose.

Smoking, vaping and cannabis infused teas will not cure cancer but may help with the symptoms.

MCD is unable to comment on “other” cannabis oils whose origins are unbeknown to us. We recommend reading about cannabis oil in South Africa before making any decisions.


The information contained herein is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only.  You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.  Nothing contained herein is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment.

39 Comments on “The Dreaded C Word: Treating Cancer with Cannabis Oil”

  1. Regarding the patient that has cancer, we can proceed with the process. Can you please work out a program regarding the treatment of the tumor in the lungs and all the necessary prices for the product.

    Kindly regards

  2. Dear Sir / Madam

    I have a small rodent her name is poppet and two weeks ago she was diagnosed with a zymbals gland tumour I would like to try this oil.
    what would the side effects be ?
    can it be used with medication such as baytril and metacam?
    how long could I use it for before seeing results?
    does it shrink the tumour?
    how much do I need to give her?
    what is the cost?
    where could I get some from?

  3. Hi I have difficulty in ordering. Can I order the cannibis you recommended by email? Please let me know. Thank you
    Ria Cronje

  4. I have an active mole on the back of my eyeball and am interested in the use of cannabis oil,…

  5. Mine is cancer of the bones I was diagnosed in 2013 Started chemo and was on remission in 2014 but it came back in 2015. I would like t to treat it using cannibas oil because I,ve heard that it cures cancer I wish to buy it from you and start using it as soon as possible. Let me know how much it is or how to go about buying it from you.

  6. Good day,
    I would like to know what product and dosage I would need and what it would cost.

    Oct 2015 I was diagnosed with a 2cm malignent tumour in left breast.
    Dec 2015 I had a lumpectomy.
    No other treatment done.
    I followed Dr Spies for 6 months using his meds and recommendations
    I have completely changed my lifestyle, No sugar, only fish and plenty veg and juicing daily.
    Try exercise at least three x a week
    Had a tumor marker last month and there was no concern
    was a little concerned at what felt like a lump in breast but difficult due to scar tissue.

    Please advise what I could take to keep myself in tip top shape


  7. Thanks so much for the most informative and exciting info. I have been diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer with metastasis to the lung. I am following natural protocols and undergoing PDT laser treatment. Entering my fourth month after debunking op which included a hysterectomy and doing well….feeling fit and strong. Declined the hectic chemo advised. Which dosage protocol would you suggest?? The suppositories? Really do not enjoy feeling high or “angst”. Look forward to your reply. With thanks. Jules Stone

  8. Good day,

    Can you kindly work out a program for my mom as her lung cancer is on stage 4
    I am not sure which oil the oil is suitable for her cancer

    Kind Regards

  9. My dad has growing cancer tumor on head of pancreas.
    Operation is to dangerous.
    What Cannabis treatment can he try?

  10. My wife has been diagnosed with stage 4 uteres cancer which has spread to the liver. Please advise what oils and how to use.

  11. My husband Jackson Rob was diagnosed with lung cancer. He has undergone radiation and chemotherapy, and currently in 6th month of chemo 5 days of each month. Since radiation therapy was completed about 6 months ago the lung cancer have not gone. I was making research online on any possible solution that could help my husband and I came across how cannabis oil have helped a lot of people around the world to cure any kind of cancer. I was so happy and relief when I saw this and I knew there was hope for my husband to live. I contacted Medicinal Marijuana Resources via E-mail [email protected] to get the high quality THC cannabis oil for treatment and prescription on how to use the cannabis oil for treatment of lung cancer. My husband started using the cannabis oil for treatment as directed by Medicinal Marijuana Resources expert team. As I am posting this comment, my husband lung cancer is completely cured and gone and he is healthy and living fine.

  12. my brother, 73 years, has stage 4 Hodgkins with spots on lung and liver. He is undergoing his second round of Chemo and has severe back pain. How will cannabis oil help him? will he be able to take it while on chemo? how do we order it and what is the cost?

    Look forward to hearing from you


  13. I’m unable to complete my query in the product page… doesn’t allow me to submit… please respond via email so we can communicate further

  14. My husband has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, PSA count 10.12 yesterday, the other blood tests were normal. He must now make an appointment for radiation. Please advise diet and what kind of cannabis oil, plus the costs of a per month supply, please. Ch.

  15. HI. In late November i was diagnosed with breast cancer. I have ad a lumpendectomy and will start chemo mid January 2018 (Grade 3 tumour). I have been taking cannibis oil since the operation but have recently stopped as I am finding the side effects unmanageable. What can you suggest. I would like to start again asap and not waste any further time.

    1. admin

      Hi. Please use the enquiry form on our contact us page. We will respond with the appropriate information. Thank you.

  16. I’m researching the benefits of cannabis on breast cancer for her. I’m interested in the capsules, sepository and balm.

    I’m interested in the recommendation on ratio THC:CBD, most of what I’ve read is a 1:1 ratio. I’ve found some research on the benefits of cannabis on breast cancer, the latest on being from 2014 which used a synethetic type O-1663. All the other research looks out dated from 1989 to 2011. Please send me references if you know of more upto date studies, ando es going on now.

    I’m also interested in the recommendation of dosage.

    We live in WA, near Seattle USA. Is it possible to orde from you? How to do that if so, including prices.

    Thank you for any info you can share.

  17. Hi,

    I had a Prostatectomy 3 years ago, after surgery my PSA count was 0.01 for the first 2 years it has now started to climb slowly to 0.03 and 4 months later is now at 0.05, I have been told that this is a sign that cancer is back.
    If you could please give recommendation as to what I should take, dosage and for what period.
    Thank you.

  18. Hi I had stage 4 tumor removed in 2016 from my bowel…couldn’t have preventative chemo tablets cause of open wound infection….4 weeks ago found out it was back but on my right ovarie and in my peritoneam!! Now whilst they are deciding on what treatments they can give me I’ve also been getting told to try this CBD oil…I don’t want to get high just better! Any advice will be appreciated immensely. Thanks in advance.

  19. Hi i would like to get the cannabis oil .I have 7 patients suffering from cancer so I need the oil to treat them.

  20. Hi. My husband has stage 4 colon cancer. Can u advise what doasge of the oul he will be needing and how much it will cost per month.


  21. Hi I would like to enquire about getting some medical marijuana for my aunts stage 4 brain cancer. Please can you help

  22. Thanks most for the foremost informationrmative and exciting info. I actually have been diagnosed with stage four gonad cancer with metastasis to the respiratory organ. i’m following natural protocols and undergoing PDT optical device treatment. coming into my fourth month when repudiation op including a excision and doing well….feeling match and robust. Declined the agitated chemo suggested. that indefinite quantity protocol would you suggest??
    Thanks for your blog man! it really help me to understand about things

  23. Hi I am a cancer patient and want to get more info about your products for cancer and what type of cannabis oil would you recommend for mealome cancer. I Had used the local supplier oil but he can not get it . We bought the 15mg capsule from the Kroondal lab before mixed with coconut oil but they also ran out of stock and so far I am very happy about the results of that products but seeing that I can not get it any more in Rustenburg I want to order from your pharmacy.
    Regards Anna Wagner

  24. Is diagnosed with pleomorphic Liposarcoma 2 months ago. I’ve started both your CBD and THC oil. While I can see small lumps reappearing on my arm they are not as far growing as previously when removed.
    I’m taking 10 drops of cbd and 5 thc oils the times a day. Is this suffice?

  25. My wife had breast cancer 2 years ago. After a small operation, the cancer was removed. Radiation followed. It has now returned on her lung. Radiation again and Chemo. Not enjoying Chemo. She is 73 years of age and also suffers from emphysema. The prognosis is not good. She has had some suppositories but I do not know if this is medical grade.
    What do you suggest?

  26. Good day,
    I have been diagnosed with colon cancer (rectal), and I’m scheduled to go the Chemo route, which I’m not in favour of. Please advise products I can use and prices.

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