British researchers have produced data suggesting that tumor growth in cancer patients could be reversed with the use marijuana. According to the team from the University of East Anglia, a compound found within cannabis has displayed real potential for treating and potentially eradicating the disease in test subjects.

For the purpose of testing, laboratory mice with cancerous tumors were treated with targeted does of Tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive compound found in marijuana and usually abbreviated to THC. The results brought two particular cell receptors to the attention of the researchers, which when treated with THC lead to a reduction in the tumor’s size.

“THC, the major active component of marijuana, has anti-cancer properties,” wrote the UAE’s Peter McCormick. “This compound is known to act through a specific family of cell receptors called cannabinoid receptors, however, it was unclear which of these receptors were responsible for the anti-tumor effects of THC.”

He also stated that drug giants are now in something of a race to create the first genuinely effective synthetic alternatives to medicinal marijuana that could be rolled out worldwide.

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  1. Interestingly enough, drug companies tried this in the mid eighties. It didn’t work. Why do they want people to take their synthetic garbage when we can do the real thing? Money is what they want, but how do they expect to get anyone to purchase their drug, when you can do the real thing.
    By the way, the THC is not the ingredient responsible for a shrinking cancer tumors. Cannabidiol or CBD is the culprit. The problem with drug companies is this; they are trying to isolate one substance like it is the one.
    They don’t think… Use your brains guys..
    It is the specific cannabinoid profile of particular varieties that shrink tumors. The relationship between THC, CBD, CBN, CBC and up to forty other cannabinoids that we know of is the exact science that the drug companies are looking for. Ha! It occurrs naturally, in perfect balance and harmony. They can’t see that it is the symbiotic relationship between all of the cannabinoids, not just the isolation of one, or even two.


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