Cancer and Medical Use



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Cancer And Medical Cannabis Use

The cannabis plant contains a number of chemical compounds – specifically cannabinoids – with research-backed benefits for cancer patients. The science-based case that it is a safe and effective medicine will be made in our training, with plenty of double-blind studies, authoritative sources, and top industry experts.

Cannabis has been used in herbal remedies for centuries, and scientists have identified many biologically active components that come from the cannabis plant. Some of these components are called cannabinoids and the best-studied ones are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), but with over 100+ other cannabinoids there’s more being discovered every day as legalization continues.

Cancer is not a singular disease, but the name given to a collection of related diseases characterized by an abnormal growth of cells. There are more than 100+ different types of cancer that are caused by both external factors (such as smoking, viruses, and carcinogens) and genetic ones – such as genetic mutation inherited from one’s parents. Trillions of cells compose the human body, meaning cancer could essentially start under a wide range of factors that cells encounter.

The first-ever study showing that cannabis exhibits anti-tumor properties was originally designed to demonstrate the plant’s dangers and its harm to your immune system. The American Cancer Society published in “The Journal of the National Cancer Institute” showing mice with tumors surgically implanted and were “treated for 20 consecutive days with THC” had reduced their tumor size.


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