Top 16 Studies That Show Cannabis is Effective Against Cancer

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9. Works With Cancer Treatments

The Journal of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics explains how brain tumors can be very resistant to the available anticancer treatments and showed that cannabis was a powerful therapeutic strategy for improving the prognosis of patients. This study also showed that applying cannabis had a reversal effect of tumor activity in Glioblastoma multiforme.


10.  Reduced Cancer Cell Growth

THC, as well as cannabidiol, drastically reduced breast cancer cell growth in a study published in The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.


11. Reduced Tumor Growth and Numbers

In one study, published in the Journal of Molecular Cancer, researchers found that THC not only reduced the growth of tumors, but also the number of tumors. Scientists found that cannabinoids arrested the proliferation of cancer cells as well as induced cancer cell death.


12. Lung Cancer Study One

In a study published by the journal Oncogene, it was determined that THC stopped the growth factor for induced lung cancer cell migration. The scientists who conducted this study at Harvard Medical Schools Experimental Medicine Department stated that, after they saw the results of this study, THC should be explored even more as a means of possibly controlling the growth and the metastasis of certain types of lung cancer.


13. Lung Cancer Study Two

The US National Library of Medicine published a study done by Harvard Medical School found that lung cancer cells contained cannabinoid receptors and that cannabis was effective in fighting lung cancer cells.


14. Lung Cancer Study Three

The Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology, from the Department of General Surgery in Germany, conducted a study that was published by the US National Library of Medicine that found that cannabinoids stop cancer cell invasion. These effects were done in primary tumor cells taken from a patient with lung cancer.


15. Prostate Cancer

The US National Library of Medicine published several studies which showed that the cannabinoid receptors in prostate cancer cells were drastically reduced when cannabinoids were introduced. They published another study that outlined the effectiveness of cannabis on prostate cancer, and in the third study, which involved clinical testing of CBD against prostate cancer, caused cancer cell death.


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16. Blood Cancer

The journal of Molecular Pharmacology published as study which showed that cell death and the arrested development of lymphoma was the result of the introduction of cannabinoids. This study was performed with grants from The Swedish Research Council, the Cancer Society, located in Stockholm, and the Swedish Cancer Society.

Marijuana is a perfect example of how we can be taught to believe things that simply aren’t true. Most of us grew up being told that “the evil weed Marijuana” was a gateway to harder drugs and that it was a “bad” plant. None of this is true, obviously. There are probably many such substances that are labeled as “bad” or as a “drug” to protect the interests of the pharmaceutical companies.


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