For years, researchers have been exploring how cannabis can help fight cancer and using cannabis as a holistic treatment for all kinds of ailments. Now, a new study offers up more evidence of how cannabis can lower cancer cell growth and serve as a benefit to the medical field.
The study, published in the Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, concludes that the legal status of cannabis should be changed, as cannabis components can inhibit tumor growth. The research was conducted at Amity University in India and researched how cannabis impacts different types of cancer, as well as how it helps to combat nausea, assist in stimulating appetites and provides pain relief. In addition to treating the side effects of chemotherapy, it also appeared to slow the growth of cancer cells in certain cases.
“Apart from exerting palliative effects, THC also shows promising role in the treatment of cancer growth, neurodegenerative diseases (multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease), and alcohol addiction and hence should be exploited for potential benefits,” the study states.
The study indicates that cannabinoids appear to exert activity that could lead to cell death in certain cancer cells. There was also “significant cell growth inhibition followed by apoptosis” in one certain cancer cell in a “study which was designed to evaluate the in vitro effects of endocannabinioids such as 2-arachidonoyl glycerol, anandamide, and its synthetic analog methazolamide.”
Other recent studies have had very positive results when it comes to cannabis as well. One study revealed that hemp could help save the bee population, and another reveals that parents who use cannabis are actually stricter with discipline. However, this could be one of the biggest discoveries so far when it comes to showing the potential healing powers of cannabis. It could lead to legalized cannabis and many more medical advances in areas that count.