Olivia Newton-John announced in May that she has once again been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. In the early 1990s, the singer and actress entered remission after successful chemotherapy, but unfortunately, the cancer has now spread to the base of her spine. Newton-John’s family has hinted that she will be using a new, potentially revolutionary weapon in her battle against cancer: cannabis oil, a cannabis plant extract that contains its active compounds, cannabinoids. Either used as a spray or inhaled as a vapor, cannabis oil has shown potential as a cancer cell killer — and has the advantage of not actually getting the patient high.
But does it actually work? The science is promising, but it isn’t there yet.
In May, Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi suggested in an Instagram post that they were aware of the existing research on cannabis oil. “My mom and best friend