Cannabis kills cancer cells
Cannabis kills cancer cells by Erin Elizabeth – Health Nut News
Susan Boskey, Contributor, Waking Times
Until recently chemotherapy and radiation have been considered the only game in town for someone to attempt to beat cancer. This, despite the fact that such treatments are poisons destroying the health of the immune system and its vital healing function while killing cancer cells — definitely counter-intuitive.
Fortunately, cancer patients have gained the scientific seal of approval when it comes to using cannabis for symptom management of chemotherapy and radiation therapies. It reduces nausea and helps to slow down and/or prevent muscle-wasting syndrome, the cause of 20% of deaths in cancer patients, and is also used in palliative care.
The big scientific news, however, is that the most researched active cannabis constituents, THC and CBD, have been found to also kill cancer cells. Specifically true for certain cancers and at certain phases of the cancer-cell life, and without also killing non-cancerous cells.
Due to a dismal lack of research funding since cannabis remains classified by the US Government as a Schedule I drug of “no currently accepted medical use,” the hopeful information about cannabis killing cancer cells comes only from laboratory in-vitro and animal studies.