“It’s not a miracle product”


“Frankly, a year ago, we didn’t know anything about it…”. Doctors Stéphanie Morisson and Amélie Beneton are in charge of “support care” at the Cancer Institute of Saint-Étienne University Hospital. Supportive care is everything that revolves around medical treatment (psychological care, dietetics, physical activity, etc.).

For the past year, the two doctors have had a theoretically illicit product in their arsenal: cannabis. So they learned about its properties, its use, its side effects… And “no, we haven’t tried it”, they confide with a smile.

Eight patients only for one year

“We offer it to patients to relieve their pain,” explains Dr Morisson. It can also be prescribed when they have nausea, sleep disorders, when they have no appetite, when they feel sad or worried. And of course we offer it to people at the end of life…”.

Few patients have benefited from this treatment…


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