Can Cannabis kill Brain Cancer ?
I was reading through this Academic Study and found some very Interesting Information about Cannabis and Cancer ... You would think that you would hear more about such studies.
Don’t you think ?
And why is some of this information buried so deep within these papers ???
In a remarkable study injections of THC into solid tumours of C6 glioma in rodent brain led to increased survival times, and a complete eradication of the tumours was evident in 20–35% of the treated animals (Galve‐Roperh et al., 2000). The anti‐proliferative effects of cannabinoids has suggested a potential utility for such drugs in cancer treatment (Guzmán et al., 2001).
Galve‐Roperh I, Sanchez C, Cortés ML, et al. Anti‐tumoral action of cannabinoids: involvement of sustained ceramide accumulation and extracellular signal‐regulated kinase activation. Nat Med 2000; 6: 313–9.
Guzmán M, Sánchez C, Galve‐Roperh I. Control of the cell survival/death decision by cannabinoids. [Review]. J Mol Med 2001; 78: 613–25.
You have to scroll 1/2 way down the paper to find this information.
It’s in this Section :
Adverse effects of cannabis on the CNS
Is cannabis neurotoxic?
Although there have been claims that chronic cannabis use may permanently damage the brain, there is little scientific evidence to support these claims (for reviews see Dornbush et al., 1976; Hollister, 1986, 1998; Zimmer and Morgan, 1997).
Fig. 1 Chemical structures of THC, the CB1 receptor endocannabinoids.