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Cannabis is Known To Cure and Prevent Cancer

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According to Dr. Jeffrey Hergenrather M.D., President of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, there is a wealth of laboratory evidence that the anti-tumor properties of cannabis kills cancer cells in a variety of ways. Cannabis actually stimulates a system in the body that is already present – the endo-cannabinoid system – due to the influence of the cannabinoids, the components of the cannabis.

There are multiple mechanisms of action identified by which cannabis kills cancer cells, and they are divided into various categories. Among these are anti-proliferative effects (inhibiting the reproduction of cancer cells), anti-angiogenesis effects (inhibiting the growth of new blood vessels needed by the tumor to grow), anti-metastatic effects (inhibiting cancer spread into other tissues), apoptotic effect (speeding the death of abnormal cancer cells).

Research has shown that in tumors, cancer cells are killed by marihuana while other healthy cells are left untouched. Dr. Manuel Guzman Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Madrid is known for his ground-breaking studies on medical cannabis and confirms that cannabinoids have the effect of inducing cell death in cancer cells. They inhibit the growth and multiplication of cancer cells and they actually reduce the growth of tumors.

So why aren’t funds being directed towards research of this natural product? In fact much of the research that is occurring is being done outside of the USA.

A UK study confirms that compounds derived from cannabis can kill cancerous cells. The study analyzed the effects of six different non-psychoactive purified cannabinoids compounds from marijuana - CBD (cannabidiol), CBDA (cannabidiolic acid), CBG (cannbigerol), CBGA (cannabigerolic acid), CBGV (cannabigevarin) and CBGVA (cannabigevaric acid). It did not include THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the psychoactive compound from marijuana. I reported here last August on 34 medical studies for cancer therapy, as well as other information on the subject.

So how does the endocannabinoid system function in terms of cancer. It is an essential physiologic system involved in maintaining human health via complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and organs. The endocannabinoid system consists of cannabinoid receptors which can be found in cell membranes throughout the entire body. When a cell is cancerous there is an increase in the number of cannabinoid receptors in the cell. The body’s own immune system can sense this increase and produce its own endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitter called anandamide.

Anandamide mates with these cannabinoid receptors and stimulates the production of a chemical called ceramide which plays a critical role in programmed cell death. The job of ceramide in the normal body is to kill damaged and dying cells. When ceramide is produced in the cancer cell it kills off the mitochondria which are the cells’ power producers. Once the mitochondria are dead then the cell can no longer survive.

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Beth A. Williams's curator insight, September 30, 2014 10:21 AM

This provides an amazing look at not only the beneficial effects of cannabis on existing tumors, including brain tumors, but also the prevention aspects. Even tobacco smoking was compared with cannabis smoking. Even so, there are many barriers in this country to break down before such research and solutions become available to a broad array of cancer patients. Looking forward to more conclusive data. Again, no nasty side effects associated with herbal cannabis! If I were in active treatment today, I would be aggressively looking into this as a treatment option.

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