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« : September 06, 2012, 06:48:23 PM »

Cristina Sanchez, a young biologist at Complutense University in Madrid, was studying cell metabolism when she noticed something peculiar. She had been screening brain cancer cells because they grow faster than normal cell lines and thus are useful for research purposes. But the cancer cells died each time they were exposed to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive ingredient of marijuana.

Instead of gaining insight into how cells function, Sanchez had stumbled upon the anti-cancer properties of THC. In 1998, she reported in a European biochemistry journal that THC “induces apoptosis [cell death] in C6 glioma cells,” an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Subsequent peer-reviewed studies in several countries would show that THC and other marijuana-derived compounds, known as “cannabinoids,” are effective not only for cancer-symptom management (nausea, pain, loss of appetite, fatigue), they also confer a direct antitumoral effect.

A team of Spanish scientists led by Manuel Guzman conducted the first clinical trial assessing the antitumoral action of THC on human beings. Guzman administered pure THC via a catheter into the tumors of nine hospitalized patients with glioblastoma, who had failed to respond to standard brain-cancer therapies. The results were published in 2006 in the British Journal of Pharmacology: THC treatment was associated with significantly reduced tumor cell proliferation in every test subject.

Around the same time, Harvard University scientists ++reported++[ http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v95/n2/abs/6603236a.html] that THC slows tumor growth in common lung cancer and “significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread.” What’s more, like a heat-seeking missile, THC selectively targets and destroys tumor cells while leaving healthy cells unscathed. Conventional chemotherapy drugs, by contrast, are highly toxic; they indiscriminately damage the brain and body.

There is mounting evidence, according to a report in Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, that cannabinoids “represent a new class of anticancer drugs that retard cancer growth, inhibit angiogenesis [the formation of new blood cells that feed a tumor] and the metastatic spreading of cancer cells.”

Dr. Sean McAllister, a scientist at the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, has been studying cannabinoid compounds for 10 years in a quest to develop new therapeutic interventions for various cancers. Backed by grants from the National Institute of Health (and with a license from the DEA), McAllister discovered that cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive component of the marijuana plant, is a potent inhibitor of breast cancer cell proliferation, metastasis, and tumor growth.

In 2007, McAllister published a detailed account of how cannabidiol kills breast cancer cells and destroys malignant tumors by switching off expression of the ID-1 gene, a protein that appears to play a major role as a cancer cell conductor.   

The ID-1 gene is active during human embryonic development, after which it turns off and stays off. But in breast cancer and several other types of metastatic cancer, the ID-1 gene becomes active again, causing malignant cells to invade and metastasize. “Dozens of aggressive cancers express this gene,” explains McAllister. He postulates that CBD, by virtue of its ability to silence ID-1 expression, could be a breakthrough anti-cancer medication.

“Cannabidiol offers hope of a non-toxic therapy that could treat aggressive forms of cancer without any of the painful side effects of chemotherapy,” says McAllister, who is seeking support to conduct clinical trials with the marijuana compound on breast cancer patients.

McAllister’s lab also is analyzing how CBD works in combination with first-line chemotherapy agents. His research shows that cannabidiol, a potent antitumoral compound in its own right, acts synergistically with various anti-cancer pharmaceuticals, enhancing their impact while cutting the toxic dosage necessary for maximum effect.

Investigators at St. George’s University in London observed a similar pattern with THC, which magnified the effectiveness of conventional antileukemia therapies in preclinical studies. THC and cannabidiol both induce apoptosis in leukemic cell lines.

At the annual summer conference of the International Cannabinoid Research Society, held this year in Freiburg, Germany, 300 scientists from around the world discussed their latest findings, which are pointing the way toward novel treatment strategies for cancer and other degenerative diseases. Italian investigators described CBD as “the most efficacious inducer of apoptosis” in prostate cancer. Ditto for cannabidiol and colon cancer, according to British researchers at Lancaster University.

Within the medical science community, the discovery that cannabinoids have anti-tumoral properties is increasingly recognized as a seminal advancement in cancer therapeutics.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/06/marijuana-fights-cancer-and-helps-manage-side-effects-researchers-find.html

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« #1 : September 06, 2012, 06:56:56 PM »

The usual problem with the "marijuana" does X is that it is almost always THC that does X. THC doesn't require you to fire up a joint to deliver it (catheter seems to be the delivery mechanism) - in fact smoking is often a suck method to deliver medicine.

All posts are opinions in case you are too stupid to figure that out on your own without me saying it over and over.
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« #2 : September 06, 2012, 07:30:31 PM »

I think they have pills. Starts with "Mar" I think.

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« #3 : September 07, 2012, 08:59:25 AM »

My grandpa has melanoma and applies hash oil directly to his sores. Within a week they start disappearing. Real story.

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« #4 : September 07, 2012, 10:56:19 AM »

I think they have pills. Starts with "Mar" I think.

"Marinol" is worthless

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« #5 : September 07, 2012, 11:05:03 AM »


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« #6 : September 07, 2012, 01:45:48 PM »

No wonder Tanard smokes so much...he is just a broccolli eating, cauliflower munching, marijuana smoking crusader protecting himself against cancer!



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« #7 : September 07, 2012, 08:05:39 PM »

The Drug war remains the most horrible decision made in America's history.   It remains a major policy that is a total economic loser with no benefit to the American Taxpayer or the betterment of civilization.

Absolute absurdity at its finest.  All it has done has made America the Number one Penal colony of the world and drug lords some of the richest people in the world.

all because Tricky **CENSORED**y became afraid of Americans actually questioning the government and some of its policies.
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« #8 : September 07, 2012, 08:16:09 PM »


Absolute absurdity at its finest.  All it has done has made America the Number one Penal colony of the world .............


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« #9 : September 08, 2012, 10:10:15 AM »

I doubt Tanard is smoking Indica, which is a pain killing couch rest....he's smoking sativa, a functional, social, awareness strain.......Thank your lawmakers for placing weed in the same class as heroin.........There are meth labs everywhere, but, only a few idiots do that **CENSORED**..........whereas millions smoke weed.......so, the focus is where the popularity is......Just grow your own.
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