My answer to Can cannabis or cannabis oil cure cancer?

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The cannabis plant or hemp plant which is also referred to as “marijuana” had actually been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years before it became listed as a schedule 1 drug in the United States. However, with new scientific literature coming out on the plant and break throughs in various countries such as Brazil whose government has recently approved its use as a treatment of cancer the shared mood has been altering in the US in regards to its use. The National Cancer Institute, part of the US Department of Health now declares that cannabinoids, a category of compounds present in cannabis, can inhibit cancer by prompting cell death and hindering blood vessels imperative for tumor growth and goes on to clarify that cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in lab experiments. Here's a link.

Dr. Cristina Sánchez, a molecular biologist from Complutense University in Madrid Spain was the first to discover the antitumor effects of cannabinoids. Her team found that when a type of brain tumor was treated with cannabinoids, the THC killed the cells in vitro. Sanchez and other scientists have since determined that the most powerful anti-tumor effects happen when THC and CBD are combined with a multitude of studies having been carried out on lung, prostate, colon, pancreatic, liver, bladder, cervical, brain, and other forms of cancer.

In short, when THC attaches to the CB1 or CB2 cannabinoid receptor site on the cancer cell, it causes a boost in ceramide which inhibits the mitochondria, and thus closes off power to the cancer cell. Inhibiting the mitochondria causes the discharge of cytochrome c and reactive oxygen species into the cytosol, forcing cancer cell death. The increase in ceramide also disrupts calcium metabolism in the mitochondria, completing the demise to cell destruction. A healthy functioning cell does not create ceramide in the presence of THC, and is therefore unaffected by the cannabinoid. In other words, unlike chemotherapy that targets everything in the body cannabinoids target specifically tumor cells and thus have no toxic effect on normal non tumoral cells.

Another component of its use is that it also turns off the Id-1 gene; which is the gene responsible for the growth of metastatic lesions meaning that treatment with cannabinoids not only kills cancer through numerous simultaneous pathways, but helps prevent metastasis or the development of secondary malignant growths.

Because cannabinoid therapy is still relatively new in the mainstream many people are still unaware of its potential benefits. Also a current challenge for patients regarding its use is lack of regulation but this may change in the future. There are 134 published studies on Pubmed (see links below) showing that cannabinoids (cannabis) demonstrates anti-cancer effects.



















*Destroys Brain Cancer

*Destroys Mouth and Throat Cancer

*Destroys Breast Cancer

*Destroys Lung Cancer *Cures Uterine,

Testicular, and Pancreatic Cancers *Cures Prostate Cancer

*Destroys Colorectal Cancer *Cures Ovarian Cancer

*Destroys Blood Cancer *Cures Skin Cancer *Cures Liver Cancer *Cures Biliary Tract Cancer *Cures Bladder Cancer (Sign-up required to view study)

*Destroys Cancer in General

Can cannabis or cannabis oil cure cancer?