CBD and Ovarian Cancer

CBD and Ovarian Cancer

CBD and Ovarian Cancer

CBD has quickly gained popularity in the medical research field regarding topics such as cancer due to the anti-cancer, anti-tumor, and apoptotic (cancer cell death) effects that this plant compound possesses (1). In fact, medical researchers stated that CBD exerts anti-cancer activity, including anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects through a variety of mechanisms, one of those being that they interrupt normal signaling pathways that cancer cells utilize to grow, multiple, and spread, ultimately leading to cancer cell death (1). Check this out.

Pharmacology Research & Perspectives, an open access peer-reviewed medical journal, stated that gynecological cancer treatments remain a worldwide problem, which means we need to discover new medications that are more effective in eradicating this disease that targets women. The study stated that ovarian cancer, out of all other gynecological cancers (cervix, vagina, vulva, uterus) has the highest morbidity and mortality rates (1). In 2018 alone more than 295,000 were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and approx. 185,000 died, which means we have a huge problem that needs addressing. 

The high mortality rates are due to the lack of tools the medical industry has for early identification, which means ovarian cancer discovered during its later stage (1). The study stated that due to these late discoveries, there are poor 5-year survival rates, even with cancer treatment and optimal care (1). 

So, what do medical professionals do? They look for new drug discoveries to help us improve cancer treatment, and in this case, addressing ovarian cancer. But we have great news! Read to the end, it will be well worth it.  

Cannabinoids are piqueing medical researchers due to their safety profile. The study stated that cannabinoids were NOT shown to produce typical toxic side effects that are seen with conventional therapies and recent clinical trials have shown to have great tolerability by patients, even when consumed in high doses (where the anti-cancer properties are, which is a huge plus) (1).

The anticancer properties that are experienced are due to the endocannabinoid system, which includes endogenous and exogenous cannabinoids and their receptors. Cannabinoids like CBD interact with CB1 (partly) and CB2 receptors (mainly) and can modulate different intracellular signaling pathways that are involved in cancer progression (1).

What this means is that through the anti-cancer and anti-tumor pathways, CBD was shown to alter signal pathways and proteins leading to cell death through apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, and autophagy in ovarian cancer (1). In more simple terms, CBD can prevent the spread of cancer through stopping cells from metastasizing and causing cell death to an ovarian cancer cell (1). This should be screamed at every doctor and patient that is dealing with ovarian cancer, but it’s not. What a shame that women are still dying and battling this disease all while they publish this information in medical journals around the world, 2023 to be exact.

If we wait around and wait for a green light, it may be too late. The studies are there and it’s our job (mine in this case) to share this educational information with you so we can share this with the world. This is how we take care of one another and make the world a better place. 

The study also concluded that these same anti-cancer and anti-tumor effects of CBD were displayed with breast cancer and lung cancer cells (+ a few others, check our blog for more)  (1). This should also be screamed from every mountain top, but it’s not (1). But I am doing my part and this is exactly why I decided to make High Dose CBD Capsules. They are specifically made for those dealing with cancer. Know someone that has cancer and may not be able to afford the cost? Reach out to us at beescannafarm@gmail.com. We will do whatever we have to, to make sure no one goes without!

 Cheers to this amazing plant compound and its seemingly endless benefits, even when discussing topics such as ovarian cancer. 


Bee Well,

Brandon Farless

 *This information is for educational purposes only and simply sharing information regarding this study. No medical advice or claims are being made on our behalf.



  1. Kaur, R., & Javid, F. A. (2023). Could cannabinoids provide a new hope for ovarian cancer patients?. Pharmacology research & perspectives11(4), e01122. https://doi.org/10.1002/prp2.1122

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