Cannabis a Cancer Cure? Say Word!

A joint about to be rolled
A joint about to be rolled

And here’s yet another excuse for you to give to the next officer who pulls you over and finds the blunt in your ashtray.

“Dude, it’s for my prostate man! I swear!”

That’s right, scientist say chemicals in cannabis have been found to stop prostate cancer cells from growing in the laboratory, suggesting that cannabis-based medicines could one day help fight the disease.

After working initially with human cancer cell lines, scientist Ines Diaz-Laviada and her colleagues from the University of Alcala in Madrid also tested one compound on mice and discovered it produced a significant reduction in tumor growth.

Their research, published in the British Journal of Cancer, a growing trend toward medical research to investigate an active chemical called cannabinoid, which are found in marijuana. Experts stress that the research is still exploratory and many more years of testing would be needed to work out how to apply the findings to the treatment of cancer in humans.

The cannabinoids tested by the Spanish team are thought to work against prostate cancer because they block a receptor, or molecular doorway, on the surface of tumor cells. This stops them from dividing. GW has already developed an under-the-tongue spray called Sativex for the relief of some of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, which it plans to market in Europe with Bayer and Almirall.

Researchers went on to say men will absolutely not be able to fight prostate cancer by smoking weed, but said nothing at all regarding whether ingesting it would have any positive results.

The report went on to say prior attempts at exploiting the cannibinoid system have met with mixed success. A Spanish pharmaceutical company was forced to withdraw its weight-loss drug Acomplia from the market last year because of links to mental disorders.

2 thoughts on “Cannabis a Cancer Cure? Say Word!”

  1. “many more years of testing would be needed to work out how to apply the findings to the treatment of cancer in humans” What a crock! A Canadian called Rick Simpson has been manufacturing, and giving away THC concentrated Hemp Oil (not hemp seed oil), which, taken internally has shown repeatedly that it has the capacity to halt cancer (a google of Phoenixtears and Rick Simpson will show the details.) The first studies showing the anti-cancer properties of cannabis was back in 1974 at the University of Virginia, and subsequent research has shown its effectiveness in halting leukemia, breast, colorectal, lung, brain, head neck and throat cancer. If any of these bozos were really interested in curing cancer they would be conducting studies with human subjects using cannabis concentrates right now. Cannabis is extraordinarily non-toxic, so there is absolutely no excuse for diddling around.

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