Natural Society – Elizabeth Renter: 4 Studies Proving that Marijuana can Treat Brain Cancer

marijuana brain cancer 263x166 4 Studies Proving that Marijuana can Treat Brain CancerBy Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society,

We are living in exciting times in regards to cannabis. As public opinion on  marijuana is changing, the laws are following suit, and we are seeing more and  more studies evaluating the benefits of this healing plant. Some of the  most remarkable research is on the topic of cannabis and the treatment of  cancer, especially brain cancer.

Repeatedly, we are seeing that the various medicinal compounds in  cannabis could be used to halt tumor growth, kill tumor cells, and do so without  the negative side effects so often associated with conventional cancer  treatments. Those who oppose the use of marijuana as medicine are  not looking at the growing body of research which has proven its value. If they  were, they would have to admit defeat.

Here are 4 studies proving that marijuana can be used to treat brain cancer:

1. “Nonpsychoactive CBD was able to produce a significant antitumor  activity” – Italian researchers published a study in The  Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental  Therapeutics which tested cannabidiol on human  brain tumor cells. They found the non-psychoactive cannabis compound to  have  detrimental effects on the viability of these cells, inhibiting their  growth “significantly”.

Read: Marijuana  Oil Helps 3-Year-Old Beat Cancer

2. “The combined administration of TMZ and cannabinoids could be  therapeutically exploited for the management of GBM” – Another  study, published in the journal Molecular  Cancer Therapeutics, built off the knowledge of cannabis having  anti-tumor effects and found it could be the answer to the increasing number of  treatment-resistant cancers.

3. “The cannabinoid system can serve to protect the brain  against neurodegeneration” – The  Journal of Neuroscience contains another study from 2001 in  which THC-treated rats received neuro-protective benefits. Neuro-degeneration  refers to progressively worsening brain function commonly found in age-related  dementia but also when the brain is damaged. The researchers found that rats  treated with THC (the compound in marijuana that makes you high) were protected  against such damage, indicating it as a potential solution for slowly  progressive neurodegenerative disease and also acute damage that could occur as  a result of directed tumor treatment.

4. “The fair safety profile of THC…with its possible  antiproliferative action on tumour cells…may set the basis for evaluating the  potential antitumoral activity of cannabinoids” – Finally, a  study found in the British  Journal of Cancer found that THC and other cannabinoids were able to  inhibit the growth of brain tumors. In two out of nine patients, the compounds  were able to decrease the number of tumor cells, all without psychoactive  effects.

Read: Marijuana  Kills Leukemia Cancer Cells

These four studies only represent the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the  healing powers of cannabis. Other research has linked the plant to breast and  prostate cancers, seizure disorders, Alzheimer’s, depression and anxiety, and  even drug treatment.


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