A project being conducted for the past 15 years supports cannabis as a possible cancer cure
There is a significant amount of evidence to support that cannabis could be of significant benefit in treating a variety of types of cancer. There is also limited evidence that shows that cannabis can actually stop cancer and kill cancerous cells. A research project that has been in progress for the past 15 years is now providing significant support to previous studies and shows that cannabis can definitively wipe out cancer.
Before cancer victims dash to the nearest dispensary, it’s important to point out that the project was able to kill cancer cells in a number of experiments, but was not 100% effective in all cases. This means that more studies are needed to determine how and why cannabis affects certain individuals more than others.
The project has been led by Dr. Manuel Guzmán, a biology professor at the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain. He has been treating brain tumors in mice using a cocktail that contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the study has shown that cancer growth was stopped in a third of the subjects. In another group, cancer growth was not only stopped, it was reversed and the tumors vanished.
The method of cannabis administration might leave some a little squeamish, but the study is a huge step in the right direction. The test subjects had a catheter inserted directly into the brain, which then delivered a “cannabinoid bath” to the tumors. In other words, smoking or vaping probably won’t be enough to help rid the body of cancerous cells.