Cannabinoids and Cancer?
Let’s review a published medical journal to found out exactly what they say…
According to the Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences (BJBMS), cannabinoids have shown a promising benefit for cancer patients because of the pain relieving, appetite stimulation, tumor inhibiting, and nausea relieving properties (Dariš, Tancer, Knez, Ferk, 2019).
The BJBMS stated that cannabinoids displayed anti-tumor effects against various types of cancers in animal and cell cultures, which further displayed their anti-cancer properties (Dariš, Tancer, Knez, Ferk, 2019).
Cannabinoids were shown to have antitumor properties, prevent tumor cell proliferation, induce tumor cell death, prevent the formation of new malignant tumor cells, and prevent secondary cancer growth sites from establishing (Dariš, Tancer, Knez, Ferk, 2019).
The study stated that cannabinoids expressed the ability to control cancer cell growth, invasion, and induce cancer cell death in numerous studies, which displayed the cannabinoids’ ability to affect the cancer cells lines (Dariš, Tancer, Knez, Ferk, 2019).
Lastly, the BJBMS stated that the cannabinoids themselves affect the signaling pathways that are responsible for tumor cells survival and went on to state that the cannabinoids can “…induce cell cycle arrest, promote apoptosis (cell death), and inhibit proliferation, migration, and angiogenesis in tumor cells” (Dariš, Tancer, Knez, Ferk, 2019).
Fun Fact: Cannabis can be traced back to the Han Dynasty, where it had many medicinal uses including “rheumatic pain, constipation, disorders of the female reproductive tract, and malaria” (Dariš, Tancer, Knez, Ferk, 2019). In Indian Ayurvedic Medicine they used it to treat things like infectious diseases, respiratory, neurological, and GI tract complications (Dariš, Tancer, Knez, Ferk, 2019). Cannabis flower is a great source of fiber and inactivated cannabinoids like CBDa and THCa have their own health benefits, which we can go over later.
Since we have a published medical journal describing the benefits of cannabinoids and the anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties, how come the majority of the public does not know this? We are here to beat cancer and reduce tumor growth in patients…. Right? Am I missing something?
*This information is for educational purposes only and simply sharing of the information pertained to this study. No medical advice or claims are being made.
Dariš, B., Tancer Verboten, M., Knez, Ž., & Ferk, P. (2019). Cannabinoids in cancer treatment: Therapeutic potential and legislation. Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences, 19(1), 14–23. https://doi.org/10.17305/bjbms.2018.3532