Marijuana Cures Cancer
Marijuana use has been a subject of controversy for the past several years. The controversy continues to grow as cannabis use becomes legal in many places. Many people are opposed to cannabis use because they think that it does a lot more harm than good. On the contrary, there have been studies done to show that the cannabinoids in marijuana can actually offer health benefits. One of the most recent studies was performed by a team of researchers at Harvard University.
The researchers tested THC, which is one of the active ingredients in marijuana. They performed a study on mice that had been injected with human lung cancer cells. The researchers gave the mice daily injections of THC. They found that mice that were given the THC injections were able to reduce their tumor size by 50 percent. The mice also had a 60 percent reduction in cancer lesions on their lungs. Furthermore, there was also a significant reduction in the protein markers that cause cancer to progress.
THC is also known as marinol. It has been shown to help stimulant appetite, and some people are already using it for cancer treatment. However, there have only been a few studies done to show that THC has anti-cancer properties.
Researchers believe that THC helps activate receptors that naturally fight off lung cancer. They are also hoping that THC or similar agents can be used as a part of lung cancer treatment in the future.
There was a study done by California Pacific Medical Center that also showed marijuana cures cancer. The researchers performed the study in a lab and found that cannabinoids can prevent breast cancer cells from multiplying.
In another study that was led by Manuel Guzmon, researchers tested whether cannabis can prevent glioblastoma multiforme from forming. Glioblastoma multiforme is a very difficult type of cancer to treat. It seldom responds to chemotherapy, radiation treatment and other conventional cancer treatments.
The researchers gave mice the glioblastoma multiforme. They were also given cannabinoids. The researchers found that cannabinoids helped stopped the glioblastoma multiforme from growing by shutting off its blood supply.
Not only can cannabis shrink tumors, but it has also been shown to offer a number of other benefits for cancer patients. Loss of appetite and nausea are common complaints among patients who are receiving cancer treatment. They are also common in people who are in the late stages of their cancer. Some studies suggest that THC can help alleviate loss of appetite and nausea.
Pain is another common side effect of cancer and its treatments. There was a 2010 double blind study performed by the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management that showed cannabis can potentially help reduce pain. The study also showed that marijuana can help reduce inflammation.
Contrary to what you may have heard, cannabis use can actually be beneficial. It may shrink tumors and prevent cancer from spreading. It may also treat some of the unpleasant symptoms associate with cancer and its treatments, such as nausea, pain and loss of appetite.