The healing of the nations: Marijuana compound may stop deadly cancer metastasis

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We’ve known about medical applications of cannabis (or marijuana) for years, but the research findings of two scientists studying it have the potential to change the deadliness of cancer forever. A cannabis compound known as cannabidiol can stop metastasis in many types of aggressive cancers, found the researchers from California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-toxic, non-psychoactive chemical found in the cannabis plant, that had already been effective in relieving convulsion, inflammation, anxiety and nausea, and in treating schizophrenia and dystonia. For the 2007 study, Sean McAllister, who was specifically studying the effects of cannabidiol, collaborated with Pierre Desprez, who for the last 10 years has been studying the ID-1 gene in cancer that causes metastasis.

Metastasis is when a cancer spreads from the primary tumor area to other parts of the body, typically using the bloodstream or lymphatic system, and is one of the hallmarks of a tumor becoming malignant.

“What we found was that his Cannabidiol could essentially ‘turn off’ the ID-1,” Desprez told The Huffington Post. “We likely would not have found this on our own,” he added.

“That’s why collaboration is so essential to scientific discovery.”

Since publishing their study, the two went on to study the effect of CBD on other cancers.

“Now we’ve found that Cannabidiol works with many kinds of aggressive cancers — brain, prostate — any kind in which these high levels of ID-1 are present.” said Desprez.

Since CBD has already been safely used by people for other ailments, the two hope that clinical trials can begin soon. However, treating cancer metastasis in this way requires more than just lighting up.

“We used injections in the animal testing and are also testing pills,” he said. “But you could never get enough cannabidiol for it to be effective just from smoking.”

The two are now working on synthesizing the cannabidiol in the lab, rather than using samples from the plant, which should not only make it more potent, but also hopefully clear any obstacles at getting the drug approved.

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2 thoughts on “The healing of the nations: Marijuana compound may stop deadly cancer metastasis”

  1. Greetings from… Yes we have known about the curative effects for “many” years.So happy to see such a great story and that it is of a natural type. Marijuana is free to all people.

  2. We need more illumination on this.

    Where I come from smoking herb was considered a pastime for young men who were expected to quit it as they matured. The logic was that, if you just carried on, you would end up in the awkward position of endless pot-smoking with chaps younger than you as your age mates were busy rasing families and generating wealth.

    Nobody wants to be the village idiot.

    In other words (traditionally), herb was quietely tolerated amongst teenage boys.Culture however is not static. Today there is a massive effort to destroy the black man by corrupting him, feminising and completely mashing him up. Lets think about that.

    From my experience, alcohol is worse than herb in its insiduous, intoxicating effects. Just because something is legal, does not make it right.Think cigarretes……Today “Third Worlders” are the major smokers of these filthy, rotten, stinking toxic things.

    With herb (again from my experience) if one keeps the right motives in mind, it is possible meditate deeply into things.

    If you have depraved tendencies-you will also sink deeply into useless thoughts & fantasy when on pot.You will look for more trouble to stimulate your depravity. And you will find it big time. Those who prefer pot are more circumspect when it comes to running around-unless they mix it with alcohol. Now that is a downright pitiful thing.

    Alcohol has no such mitigating effects. You drink alcohol-the way we Africans are wont to do-and you will end up thinking of bedding anything in a skirt ( this is if you are normal mind you) This is a fact that nobody can dispute.

    In fact, many have been infected by HIV because of alcohol.

    Piece of advice for the young Africans? If you want to study and pass your exams-do yourself a favour and forget the pot.Books and pot dont mix well. Just study the thing pass your exams and ask yourself if you still really need to puff.

    When it comes to pot and cancer, I think of Rasta Bob Marley then I wonder about these claims.

    Bob had cancer that mestasized from his toe to become brain cancer-exactly what these guys are saying Marjuana can cure. Bob was no hypocrite when it came to ganja so of cause questions beg. The article reminds us that there is no amount of pot one can smoke to cure cancer.

    Maybe they should have just said it plainer: the cancer-killing properties of marijuana only work as an EXTRACT to be injected INTRAVENEOUSLY?

    Let us be self-critical. Its the only way we shall blast the fabrications that have kept Afrikans down for too many generations.


    I am rambling. This

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