One doctor has been making headlines for quite some time now as she has been working on things in regards to cannabis and cancer. Cannabis seems to be quite effective when it comes to killing off cancer cells and we all need to know about these findings.
Dr. Christina Sanchez is a molecular biologist who has been studying the effects of cannabinoids on lipid and carbohydrate intermediate metabolism first and on cancer cell proliferation later. She and Dr. Manuel Guzman have done some of the most interesting cutting-edge research in regards to the potential anti-tumoral effects cannabis can have on those with breast cancer. While their research until now has mostly focused on breast cancers and brain cancers the expansion is inevitable.
She told Herb.co as follows in regards to their research together:
“We started working on this project 12 or 15 years ago, and it was basically by chance. We were working with astrocytes [a cell of the central nervous system] at the time and we decided to change the model and work with astrocytoma cells, the tumoral cells.
We observed that when we treated these cells with cannabinoids, THC, the main psychoactive component of cannabis, was killing the cells in our Petri dishes. We were killing the cells. “
“The results we are obtaining are telling us that cannabinoids may be useful for the treatment of breast cancer. We started to do experiments in animal models of glioblastoma, brain tumors, and we observed that the cannabinoids were very potent in reducing tumor growth.”
“Cells can die in different ways. After cannabinoid treatment, [the glioma cells] were dying in a clean way. They were committing suicide, which is something you really want if you have an anti-tumoral drug.”
The results of one of their studies showed that cannabinoids reduced tumor growth, number, and severity in mice. They noticed a huge difference in livelihood and proved once again that cannabis-based treatments/therapies can do so much good in this world. The cancer industry is a money racket and chemotherapy is no cure.
There is so much going on in the world of cannabis and cancer. It is quite apparent that in time cannabis will be the cure for cancer. This is amazing!
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