Friday, 10 April 2015

Marijuana Can Kill Cancer Cells

A U.S government funded research has released a report claiming wee can kill cancer cells. Recent animal studies have shown that marijuana can kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others,” the National Institute of Drug Abuse report said.


“Evidence from one animal study suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumours. Research in mice showed that these extracts, when used with radiation, increased the cancer-killing effects of the radiation.”

Although some states allow the use of marijuana medicinally and recreationally, it remains under a Federal ban.

Adverse side effects of cannabinoids may include:

  • Rapid beating of the heart.
  • Low blood pressure.
  • Muscle relaxation.
  • Bloodshot eyes.
  • Slowed digestion and movement of food by the stomach and intestines.
  • Dizziness.
  • Depression.
  • Hallucinations.
  • Paranoia.

Cannabis is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of any cancer-related symptom or side effect of cancer therapy.

However, two cannabinoids (dronabinol and nabilone) are approved by the FDA for the treatment of chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting in patients who have not responded to standard therapy.

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