Cannabis Destroys Cancer Cells, Study Finds

Cannabis Destroys Cancer Cells, Study Finds
Researchers in London found compounds extracted from marijuana combined with chemotherapy treatment helps target and kill cancer cells.

A study out of the University of London released in June found tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), derived from cannabis, boosts the effectiveness of chemotherapy in cancer treatment. The order of the treatment is crucial, according to researchers who said administering cannabinoids after chemotherapy killed cancer blood cells at an accelerated rate, reports WQAD.

The treatment does not work if the marijuana is smoked by the patient. The compounds must be extracted and purified, then taken orally.

“So smoking marijuana will not have a similar effect,” Dr. Wai Liu, lead author of the study, said in a statement. “But cannabinoids are a very exciting prospect in oncology, and studies such as ours serve to establish the best ways that they should be used to maximized as a therapeutic effect.”
 Source: The Daily Caller
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