07-26-2009, 04:58 PM
Marijuana Has Anti-Cancer Properties
(NaturalNews) The active ingredient in marijuana appears to target cancerous brain cells for destruction while leaving healthy cells alone, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Complutense University in Madrid, and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Researchers first conducted an experiment in mice that had been engineered to carry three different grafts of human brain cancer. They injected the mice daily with the molecule tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) near the site of the tumors once each day. The chemical appeared to stimulate the cancerous cells to engage in a process known as autophagy, in which cells initiate their own breakdown.
"These results may help to design new cancer therapies based on the use of medicines containing the active principle of marijuana and/or in the activation of autophagy," researcher Guillermo Velasco said.
THC belongs to a class of chemicals known as cannabinoids, named after the cannabis (marijuana) plant in which they occur. It is the chemical responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana consumption.
In a followup experiment, the researchers extracted and analyzed brain tissue from two patients with an aggressive form of brain cancer known as "recurrent glioblastoma multiforme." The patients were treated with THC for either 26 or 30 days, then the researchers extracted and analyzed another sample.
After examining the brain tissue under an electron microscope, the researchers discovered that THC treatment resulted in death of cancerous cells but had no effect on healthy ones. The researchers were also able to discover the signaling pathway by which THC acts.
The research opens up the possibility that cannabinoid research could yield "a new family of potential antitumoral agents," the researchers wrote.
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and aggressive form of primary brain tumor. Without treatment, the average patient lives only three months after being diagnosed with the cancer. Treatment extends the average life expectancy after diagnosis by less than a year.
living proof it works too, and no need for animal testing , Cannabis is NON-TOXIC
07-31-2009, 07:01 AM
The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies. Here we are two years hence from that remarkable discovery and still there is no acknowledgement from the mainstream – not the press, the politicians or the medical healers. It is really not all that surprising. After all in 1974, there was another very conclusive and equally astounding result proving that marijuana cured cancer of the breast. That study was not just under-reported – it was buried, hidden and denied! Then a hero of the marijuana advocacy group uncovered it, just a decade ago. How foolish was I ten years ago?? to have thought that the magnificent benefits of marijuana would finally be acknowledged…..Is it equally foolish now, to think that possibly the tide is really turning? There is so much information available for the public to stumble upon. Everything demonstrates incredibly positive effects from marijuana for all kinds of cancer and for just about anything THAT HAS THUS FAR BEEN STUDIED. Does it mean we are in for a truthful era?? Have you heard? one other Myth of Marijuana has been flattened!!! Even though there were so many studies that displayed very helpful effects from administration of marijuana – in varying forms, for all kinds of mental expressions of disease, such as SAD, ADD, ADHD, bi-polarity, depression, etc., there was this definite MYTH that marijuana would make Schizophrenia worse. Even though so many who suffer from this devastating imbalance have for decades testified to the benefits of marijuana for moderating the symptoms, the medical establishment maintained its MYTH. Check it out: (Synthetic) THC Can Improve the Symptoms of Schizophrenia (Clinical Psychopharm: June 2009/29/3, Schwarcz, Glenn MD; Karajgi, Basawaraj MD; McCarthy, Richard MD, PhD So what can we deduce from all the evidence thus far? after we admit that we have all been duped by the powerful, profit-driven, purposeful crusade of lies? That the benefits of marijuana are long term, broad-based, indicated for all mental and physical expressions of imbalance of the body/mind?? as per the studies and the anecdotes of millions of patients. AND according to the testimony of millions from modern times and from countless ancient civilizations, for those who seek to experience a deeper reality, the benefits of marijuana both expand and enhance the essential element of human life known as consciousness?? Could it be that this ancient herb – with its ubiquitous dispersing around the world, acknowledged, appreciated, and even adored by advanced civilizations for thousands of years for its mysterious/mystical/unspoken access to realizing the backdrop of all life – actually affords a human being a glimpse of something other than simply the surface of life? Could it be that there is a primeval, basic thread of compatibility between the Sativas and the Sapiens that has been carried forth biologically from time immemorial? The Cannabinoid System in our bodies bodes such a cohesive connection. The science is there for all to see. But we had best all look quickly, just in case the truth is once again suppressed. Marijuana actually does enhance consciousness. It expands awareness. It oxygenates our whole beings. It is a compound at once embraced within the regulatory cannabinoid moderators of the human body to restore balance.
CANCER - STOPPED BY MARIJUANA! (http://www.benefitsofmarijuana.com/ask/reader-questions/cancer-stopped-by-marijuana/)
July 21st, 2008 This WONDERFUL NEWS ought to be headlined around the globe. The studies are clear: THC of Cannabis Sativa - the unjustly demonized and thoroughly misunderstood molecule that causes the “high,” actually is dissolving cancer tumors right before the eyes of the scientists. This is humungous news! “Medical Marijuana can be effective treatment for Cancer” announced doctors: “clarification of the mechanism of cannabinoid action may help investigators to explore its therapeutic benefit “cannabinoids… shown to reduce the invasiveness of cancer cells… cannabinoids may offer therapeutic options in highly invasive cancers.” “Journal of National Cancer Institute Advance Access / online on December 25th 2007. AND it is completely safe!! Marijuana (leaves and flowers of Cannabis Sativa) has been medicine for ten thousand years. Modern research is in complete agreement with the 10,000-year admiration, appreciation and even adoration of the benefits of marijuana. Yes, it is ASTOUNDING. We have a natural medicine that is completely in sync with our beings. It restores balance to the whole organism. And it grows like a WEED. It is easy to distribute, easy to administer, and just by luck – it imparts a feeling of well-being!! (
Institute of Medicine in describing its effects). Marijuana is even demonstrating an ability to PREVENT CANCER. That marijuana prevents cancer – especially lung cancer (of heavy smokers of tobacco and marijuana) comes from a
US government study trying to prove how bad smoking marijuana is for your lungs. BUT - Lo and behold, the results were positive for marijuana!! Marijuana smokers, even if they were also heavy tobacco smokers, had the same results as the non-smoking population. Actually, if you smoked marijuana and tobacco, you got less cancer (of the lung) than if you had smoked nothing. Could that be? It seemed too good to be true, so it was not reported. But by knowing how Marijuana Therapy balances the biological systems of the human organism, we can see it makes perfect sense. www.benefitsofmarijuana.com (http://www.benefitsofmarijuana.com/) And marijuana is palliative! It helps the horrendous symptoms caused by chemo. It takes away the nausea; the depression; the lack of appetite. Marijuana has enormous health benefits!! BUT we can’t use it – even if we are dying of cancer. In the
US – using marijuana to have a feeling of well being is against the law! Using marijuana is allowed in a few states for chemotherapy reactions and for pain. But marijuana is never allowed to prevent cancer or to stop cancer.
Marijuana Therapy: Looks like it Prevents and Cures Cancer (http://www.benefitsofmarijuana.com/ask/reader-questions/marijuana-therapy-looks-like-it-prevents-and-cures-cancer/)
July 12th, 2008 The truth about the benefits of marijuana is drowning out the lies. Finally! The arrogance of a nation that would deliberately cover up the truth is showing through all the evil propaganda. This shameful government agenda of deceiving the public has endured for more than 60 years. But the old guard is dying out. The scientists of today are the children of the baby boomers of yesterday. How interesting that modern science is finally proving, beyond a shadow of a doubt, not only the absolute complete harmlessness of this ancient plant, but – for just about anything that it is tested for, marijuana is displaying unexpected magnificent health advantages for human biology.
Clinical Studies - not reported! Marijuana helps to prevent cancer. Tests show that marijuana actually prevents cancer! for Breast Cancer, Brain Cancer, and now possibly Skin Cancer – specific marijuana compounds have cured cancer! The diabolic fact: in the 60’s, a government study in
New Mexico proved marijuana prevented cancer. The Lynn Pearson Study was hidden for nearly 40 years by the government. Ten years ago, it was found. Modern science shows these same wonderful results. But it is still not making headlines, not on radio or TV. But the truth can’t be hidden. Clinical studies are all over the internet. While most Americans don’t read professional journals, most of us do read the truth about marijuana on the internet.
Well this is just a blog. The way that marijuana makes for health and happiness is all in my book. Today I am posting just a bit of recent science on the “bliss molecule” which is turning out to agree with the ancients who called marijuana “gift of the gods.”
*A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in 1999, reported that lifetime use of cannabis was associated with a reduced risk of adult, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. *2004 issue of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics: administration of cannabidiol (CBD) (a marijuana compound) significantly inhibited the growth of subcutaneously glioma cells. (THAT’S BRAIN CANCER) “In conclusion, CBD was able to produce a significant antitumor activity both in vitro and in vivo, suggesting a possible application of CBD as an antineoplastic agent (an agent that inhibits the growth of malignant cells.)” *Last year, Pacif. Med. Research Inst.- “administration of THC on human glioblastoma multiforme cell lines decreased the proliferation of malignant cells and induced apoptosis (programmed cell death).” *Cannabidiol as a novel inhibitor of Id-1 gene expression in aggressive breast cancer cells. Mol Cancer Ther, 2007, Nov; 6(11):2921-7. PMID: 18025276 [PubMed indexed for MEDLINE] *Cannabinoids selectively inhibit proliferation and induce death of cultured human glioblastoma multiforme cells. J Neurooncol. 2005 Aug;74(1):31-40. PMID: 16078104 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
BTW: 94 studies on Brain Cancer and Marijuana (Cannabis) can be found on PubMed – the government’s own Medical database.
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