Studies Suggest THC Could Kill Cancer Cells

A number of studies reveal that cannabinoids—such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in medical marijuana—have the ability to reduce the size of cancer cells and even kill it. In one study, researchers administered THC into mice with human tumors. The result? THC caused the tumor to shrink. In another study, two human patients with dangerously aggressive brain tumors were given THC intercranially. Upon analysis, the same results as that of the mice were observed: a significant reduction in the size of the cancer cells.

What the studies mean

The favorable result of studies such as those cited above has provided an important step toward the future development of important therapeutic treatment and solutions for cancer. In the meantime, medical marijuana is still being touted mainly as a pain reliever, and not an actual cancer treatment.

A word of caution

It is important to note, though, that the researchers used an isolated medical compound, and not marijuana in and of itself. It should also be emphasized that the researchers did not disclose the THC doses they used for the studies to achieve such results. It’s utterly impossible for individuals to achieve the same results on their own, so access to medicinal marijuana dispensaries should be under the proper approval and guidance of a healthcare professional, and not just something employed for self-medication.


Posted on December 15, 2014, in Dispensaries, Health, Health Services, Marijuana, Products and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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