Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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

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

marijuana brain cancer 263x166 4 Studies Proving that Marijuana can Treat Brain CancerWe 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”.
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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.

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