Since the mid-70s, medical scientists were aware of the beneficial effects of cannabis substances (cannabinoids) in the fight with the cancerous cells. Thanks to the modern science and more than a dozen studies conducted over the last few years, today we can only partially discover how it really works. Yet cannabis is still not approved by pharmaceutical companies as an effective cure for cancer, but because it is not officially promoted through the regular channels, very few people are aware of its benefits.
Laboratory tests conducted in 2008 by a team of scientists which was formed as a joint research team between Spain, France and Italy, have shown that the active ingredients in cannabis called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can act as a cure for brain cancer. The study concluded that through these biochemical processes THC can cure some cancers, which successfully act on various cells in the body. Other studies have also shown that cannabinoids may act by different mechanisms, and thereby can reduce the growth of cells, to promote cell death and to inhibit tumor metastasis.
The most interesting thing is that while cannabinoids effectively hit and destroy the cancerous cells, they do not affect on the healthy, normal cells and can actually protect them against cell death.
Another evidence in support of the effects of cannabis extract on cancer cells comes from real life experiences of people who have successfully mastered the cancer with the use of cannabis oil.
One of cannabinoids which has shown incredible medical properties is cannabidiol or CBD – which is not a psychoactive compound and with a good reason is considered a medical breakthrough of the 21st century.
Studies have shown that CBD relieves spasms, reduces inflammation, reduces anxiety and suppress nausea, and also inhibits the development of cancer. In addition to these properties, CBD showed neuroprotective properties, such as relieving the symptoms of dystonia and treatment of schizophrenia.