Top 16 Studies That Show Cannabis is Effective Against Cancer

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It seems as if everyone is talking about cannabis and its effectiveness in treating many different diseases, especially cancer. Cannabinoids just might be the future when it comes to fighting cancer and disease. When we talk about cannabinoids, we are referring to any group of compounds that include cannabinol and/or the active compounds of cannabis. These compounds activate the cannabinoid receptors in the body and play a part in many processes in the body, helping it to create a healthy, disease free environment.

Cannabinoids have been proven in many studies to reduce the growth of cancer cells, and have a tremendous impact on the support and rebuilding of the immune system. Although not every type of cannabis has the same effect on every person, more and more people are making testimonies stating that they reduced or completely eliminated their cancer in a short period of time using cannabis in one form or another.

When you look at the top studies listed below, remember that cannabis appears to be much more effective (when speaking about medicinal purposes) when it is eaten or taken as an oil, rather than smoking it. Keep reading about the top 16 research studies that showed that cannabis was effective as a treatment, and might one day be the cure for cancer.


1. Leukemia

Cannabinoids induced cell death in leukemia cells in a study published in the US National Library of Medicine that was conducted by the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.


2. Oral Cancers

The US National Library of Medicine published a study that showed that cannabinoids inhibited cellular respiration and were deadly to malignant oral tumors.


3.  Liver Cancer

The US National Library of Medicine also published a study showing that THC, the active compound in cannabis, reduced the viability of HHC liver carcinoma as well as slowed the growth of these types of liver cancer.


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4. Pancreatic Cancer

Cannabinoid receptors in human pancreatic tumors are in higher numbers than regular pancreatic tissue. Cannabinoids induced cancer cell death in pancreatic cancer cells and reduced the growth of cancer cells, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cancer.



5. Brain Cancer

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in Madrid and published in the British Journal of Cancer, showed that THC and other cannabinoids arrested the growth of tumors. This was the first clinical study that determined that cannabinoids had anti-tumor abilities. THC was discovered to decrease the amount of tumor cells in two out of the nine patients in this study.


6. Neurodegenerative Disease

Scientists conducted an MRI study that used THC and found that it reduced neuronal injury in rats. This study provides proof that the cannabinoid receptors can protect the brain from neurodegeneration. This study was published in The Journal of Neuroscience.


7. Breast Cancer

A study done by the California Pacific Medical Centre found that cannabidiol, or CBD, stops the proliferation and invasion of breast cancer cells and that it greatly reduced tumor mass. This study was published in the US National Library of Medicine. Read also about 8 tips to prevent breast cancer.


8. Anti-Tumor

One study published in The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics showed that cannabinoids have strong anti-tumor compounds. This study looked at the effect of CBD on human glioma cells and an application of cannabidiol led to a dramatic drop in the viability of these types of cells. Glioma is another word for brain tumors.

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