Medicinal Cannabis for Brain Cancer

A promising new study coming out of St. George’s at the University of London and published in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics scientific journals has tested the combination of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) with irradiation therapy against glioma (brain tumor) cells. The results were astonishing. When applied separately, 14mM of THC or 19mM of CBD had a 50% shrinkage rate on the cancer cells. And when combined, it only took 7mM of a THC-CBD combo to have the same 50% reduction rate on the tumor cells.

They tried different variations and concentrations, using both extracted forms of cannabis as well as plant botanical matter, both with the same remarkable effect. It seems that THC and CBD effectively induce cell death in cancer tumor cells, which can disrupt the tumor growth or start to kill it from the inside out. The reason this may have such an enhanced effect on brain tumor cells in particular is due to the abundance of receptors in brain cells, which may explain why brain tumors rich in these receptors have the strongest reaction to cannabinoids. To read full article click here

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