A few years ago a team of federal researchers tasked by the United States government to prove that cannabis has “no accepted medical use” seems to have unwittingly revealed how cannabis actually kills cancer cells. This has also been confirmed by decades of studies that have been conducted over multiple years.
It’s funny how cannabis destroys cancer cells in a lab, yet no clinical trials have commenced. But when a pharmaceutical drug shows half as much potential, clinical trials start right away.
The research was conducted by a team of scientists at St. George’s University of London, it found that the two most common cannabinoids in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), weakened the strength of cancer cells and made them more susceptible to radiation treatment, said Mike Adams of Herbal Dispatch.
The study details the “dramatic reductions” in fatal variations of brain cancer when these specific cannabinoids were used in conjunction with radiation therapy.
“We’ve shown that cannabinoids could play a role in treating one of the most aggressive cancers in adults,” wrote lead researcher Dr. Wai Liu, in a November 2014 op-ed for The Washington Post. “The results are promising… it could provide a way of breaking through glioma [tumors] and saving more lives.”
“Recent animal studies have shown that marijuana can kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others,” the NIDA report said. “Evidence from one animal study suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumours. Research in mice showed that these extracts, when used with radiation, increased the cancer-killing effects of the radiation.”
The next step for patients in the current medicinal cannabis revolution is to grow their own cannabis. If you live in Canada, and need to grow a lot, we can help you get there. We help you through the process in order to obtain your medical marijuana licence. We can connect you with a compassionate doctor as well who is willing to write your the prescription you need.