The Minnesota Department of Public Health stated in an Apr. 8, 2019 news release titled "Medical Cannabis Reduces Severity of Symptoms for Some Patients with Cancer, According to New Study," available at

“A new study of more than 1,000 patients supports early evidence that medical cannabis may help reduce the severity of nausea, pain, insomnia and other side effects associated with cancer and its treatment.

The researchers from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Oncology Research Center at HealthPartners/Park Nicollet found that patients with cancer who enrolled in Minnesota‚Äôs medical cannabis program reported significant improvement in symptoms, including reduced anxiety, lack of appetite, depression, disturbed sleep, fatigue, nausea, pain and vomiting, within four months of starting the medication…

Nearly half of patients who experienced vomiting at the time of their cannabis certification reported the severity of vomiting reduced by more than 30 percent over the four months after their first cannabis purchase.”

Apr. 8, 2019