Can Cannabis Cure Cancer?

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can-cannabis-cure cancerThe evidence so far suggest that “the non-hallucinogenic parts of cannabis are potentially highly effective cancer drugs.”  This is according to a study by the Anticancer Research Institute. So if you thought that doctors and nurses were pulling your leg on this, you are wrong cannabis can cure cancer.

For some time now researchers have been studying the effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) on the brain and they are in agreement that this psychoactive ingredient in the cannabis plant contains healing elements that can treat and in some cases cure diseases and conditions once thought incurable.

Dr. Wai Lui of the department of Oncology, Division of Clinical Sciences at the St. George’s University of London explains:

“The cannabinoids examined have minimal, if any, hallucinogenic side effects, and their properties as anti-cancer agents are promising.”

“These agents are able to interfere with the development of cancerous cells, stopping them in their tracks and preventing them from growing. In some cases, by using specific dosage patterns, they can destroy cancer cells on their own.”

Dr. Wai Lui was one of the participating scientists in the study and his remarks are very encouraging. Of course, though THC acts against cancerous cells and kills them, the disadvantage of this psychoactive element is that it is a powerful hallucinogen. With a lot more funds being poured into research of cannabis and society becoming more open to the thought of this herb being used as a healing agent,  Dr Wai Lui and his team have been able to further their research and test a variety of non-hallucinogenic cannabis derived compounds with very positive results especially against blood cancer/leukemia.

This statement from Dr. Lui on the treatment of leukemia with cannabis on St George’s website reads:

“Of six cannabinoids studied, each demonstrated anti-cancer properties as effective as those seen in THC. Importantly, they had an increased effect on cancer cells when combined with each other.”

“This study is a critical step in unpicking the mysteries of cannabis as a source of medicine. The cannabinoids examined have minimal, if any, hallucinogenic side effects, and their properties as anti-cancer agents are promising.”

Now that is it very clear that cannabis can cure cancer, it remains to be seen whether more and more nations around the world will become more open to the legalization of marijuana.

photo credit © Milton Leite

 


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