Study: Marijuana Compounds Can Kill Some Cancer Cells

Taking pills with the non-psychoactive elements, not smoking it.

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Compounds derived from marijuana can kill cancerous cells in patients with leukemia, according to a recent study.

The study, published in the Anticancer Research journal, was partially funded by GW Pharmaceuticals. which already produces a cannabis-derived drug to help people with multiple sclerosis. Dr. Wai Liu studied six different non-psychoactive cannabinoids (compounds derived from marijuana that don’t get the user high like its THC component does). He found that certain non-psychoactive cannabinoids “resulted in dramatic reductions in cell viability” and “caused a simultaneous arrest at all phases of the cell cycle,” according to the study summary posted online.

Leukemia will take the lives of an estimated 23,720 people this year.

This isn’t the first time marijuana has been linked to deterring cancer: In 2012, researchers at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco found that CBD — a non-psychoactive chemical compound found in cannabis — can stop metastasis in some kinds of aggressive cancer. Liu told the Huffington Post that smoking cannabis is unlikely to have the same cancer-inhibiting effect.

12 comments
Titanus
Titanus

I wonder if this substance is also in hemp.

drbobmelamede
drbobmelamede

Cannabis is a necessary nutrient for modern man. The incredible collection of bioactive compounds in this plant have documented anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-pain and numerous other health benefits, including sleep promotion, appetite stimulation and in general, reduction of inflammation that is at the heart of all age-related illnesses(cardiovascular, neurological, immunological, skeletal etc). The essential omega-3 fatty acids, that every doctor will tell you are good for you, are made into our body's version of cannabis compounds known as endocannabinoids. Solve the health care crisis, consume more cannabis.

drbob

ToddHunn
ToddHunn

Ezekiel 34:29 declares

“And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more”.

Rastas believe marijuana is the healing herb provided by God Himself! I believe they're right! So many uses

RickRoll9
RickRoll9

Why does the headline say taking pills not smoking it?

CauseIwasHigh
CauseIwasHigh

Great to hear more proof on the pros of marijuana. 


-www.causeiwashighstory.com

stormcrow
stormcrow

Further reading- "Enhancing the in vitro cytotoxic activity of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol in leukemic cells through a combinatorial approach",      "Antitumor Activity of Plant Cannabinoids with Emphasis on the Effect of Cannabidiol on Human Breast Carcinoma", "Cannabidiol as a novel inhibitor of Id-1 gene expression in aggressive breast cancer cells", "Spontaneous regression of septum pellucidum/forniceal pilocytic astrocytomas-possible role of Cannabis inhalation" (a brain cancer) , "{Delta}-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol inhibits growth and metastasis of lung cancer", "Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol induces apoptosis in human prostate PC-3 cells via a receptor-independent mechanism" ("apoptosis = death) and "Cannabinoids in the treatment of cancer".

 If slogging through medical studies isn't your cup of tea, these are much shorter- "Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers" (Huffington Post), "Tumors Regressing — Thanks to Cannabis?" (cannabisclinicians), "Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows" (Science Daily), "Cannabis chemicals may help fight prostate cancer" (Reuters), and "Cannabinoids May Inhibit Cancer Cell Invasion" (Science Daily).  For even more, run a search for "Granny Storm Crow's List" and see what else cannabis can do!   

knowa1
knowa1

Why has our government blocked cannabis????



CharlesEdsonRogersJr.
CharlesEdsonRogersJr.

@MikeBrown Medical use only surely you jest.It is safer choice than booze or tobacco.Time for full legalization so the lazy Law enforcement can stop real crime and criminals.Not some guy who has worked all day and wants to burn one in private.

EricElkins
EricElkins

@knowa1 You can thank the fear mongering of Harry J. Anslinger for making it illegal. Many historians feel it was an effort to curtail immigration of minorities in the U.S. in the 30's. I believe it was President Nixon's "war on drugs" that made it a Schedule I narcotic, meaning Substances in this schedule have no currently accepted medical use in the United States, a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for abuse.

Some examples of substances listed in Schedule I are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), peyote, methaqualone, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine ("Ecstasy").

LakotaWeedist
LakotaWeedist

@EricElkins @knowa1 Correct, Anslinger was a known racist, targeting blacks and Mexicans in New Orleans. He pushed for the "Marihuana Tax Stamp Act" (when all of Congress knew Marijuana as Hemp, so they had no idea what they voted for). In the 70s Nixon wanted a way to get the hippies off of the White House lawn, so he got their favorite recreational substance put on Schedule I of the CSA and started throwing folks in jail for very long sentences (even though the task force that Nixon set out on marijuana told him it was basically harmless). Funny how things like that become the reason that people want to keep cannabis illegal. Get more information here: http://weedist.com