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US Celebrity Uses Cannabis Oil to Treat Breast Cancer

US Celebrity Uses Cannabis Oil to Treat Breast Cancer (wikimedia)

JAKARTA,NETRALNEWS.COM - United States celebrity Olivia Newton-John is battling breast cancer with the help of cannabis oil. 

Newton-John, famously known around the world for her role in the movie Grease (1978), has had her cancer in remission but is now fighting the disease again. She has undergone various treatments, from mainstream medical treatments to alternative ones, such as the use of marijuana oil or CBD oil.

CBD oil (cannabidiol) is a compound contained in the cannabis plants. Many research and studies find cannabidiol has anti-cancer properties, as Allen Frankel expressed. Frankel is a doctor who is exploring the use of marijuana for medical treatment in California.

"CBD oil is different than smoked marijuana, CBD oil does not make people ‘high’ because the content of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) active compounds is very low," said Frankel.

Frankel confirms marijuana can be used as a cure for cancer and he regrets the fact that it is still controversial.