Category: Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory

Using Brewer’s Yeast to produce Marijuana’s main ingredients : mind-altering THC and non-psychoactive CBD

You no longer need to grow a Marijuana plant to extract THC and CBD. You can get both by using Brewer’s Yeast and Sugar. You also get purer products. For example you can make CBD without the worry of it also containing THC.

This is revolutionary. It could eliminate huge Marijuana plant grow operations. It could also produce Cannabinoids which cannot be obtained from Marijuana plants. The consistency and purity of the produced product can be regulated to be uniform from batch to batch. This new process offers great potential in finding, via Medical Research Studies, new medical benefits of THC, CBD and other Cannabinoids.

Cristina Sánchez has been studying Cannabis for fifteen years  at Complutense University in Madrid Spain.  She has discovered that THC from Cannabis can kill Cancer cells.

Dr Christina Sanchez explains how cannabis kills cancer cell from Life With Cannabis on Vimeo.

Being able to produce Medical Cannabis products like THC in a pure form using Brewer’s Yeast opens up a lot of potential in the Medical field as you can maintain purity and quality  in each batch produced. For example, there have been documented  cases of patients who have seizures and are helped by CBD. You also eliminate the potential use of Pesticides in Plant Grow Operations.

Click on this link to visit the ScienceDaily website to read the newly published research from the University of California – Berkeley: “Yeast produce low-cost, high-quality cannabinoids.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 27 February 2019. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190227131838.htm>.

Click on this link to visit the website of the journal Nature and read the abstract of the February 27 2019 published research article titled: “Complete biosynthesis of cannabinoids and their unnatural analogues in yeast“.

Click on this link to visit the ScienceDaily website to read the research report titled: “Benefits of medical marijuana for treatment of epilepsy examined

Click on this link to visit the Bloomberg website to read their page about Demetrix Inc.

The information provided about cannabis is for informational purposes only. Please consult your physician before making any medical decisions.

Posted by Vincent Banial

US Cancer Death rates have fallen between 1% and 2% each year since 1991.

The American Cancer Society has reported that US Cancer Death Rates have fallen between 1% and 2% each year since 1991. That is an overall decease of 27% since 1991.

Click on his link to visit the Wiley Online Library to read the Cancer Journal for Clinicians and the published report titled: “Cancer statistics, 2019“.

You can download a PDF of that American Cancer Society report at the link above.

I suspect that the trend will continue as Medical Cannabis becomes legal in more States. Why? It has been shown that THC Oil (made from Cannabis) can be an effective treatment  protocol for some individuals and some Cancers. THC has been shown to kill cancer cells in lab studies. Human cases (not peer reviewed studies) have had THC inhibit the growth and metastasis of Lung Cancer for Example. THC Oil is credited with shrinking inoperable Brain Tumors is another example. As Cannabis becomes legal there, will be new Medical Studies done on it.

There is also another report which states that smoking in the US is at a record low. Fewer people smoking will result in fewer people getting Lung Cancer or Heart Disease and other complications due to smoking cigarettes. In the near future I will do a post on that report.

Harvard University discussion on the latest Scientific Findings about Medical Cannabis

Harvard University brought together researchers studying Marijuana’s health impacts with policymakers who are working to implement new laws in ways that will benefit and protect public health.

Video courtesy of the Harvard University YouTube channel

Click on this link to visit the National Cancer Institute website.

The following is from the National Cancer Institute webpage linked to above titled “Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)–Patient Version
Questions and Answers About Cannabis”

Have any preclinical (laboratory or animal) studies been conducted using Cannabis or cannabinoids?

Preclinical studies of cannabinoids have investigated the following:

Antitumor activity

Studies in mice and rats have shown that cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.

A study in mice showed that cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may have potential in reducing the risk of colon cancer, and possibly in its treatment.

A laboratory study of delta-9-THC in hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) cells showed that it damaged or killed the cancer cells. The same study of delta-9-THC in mouse models of liver cancer showed that it had antitumor effects. Delta-9-THC has been shown to cause these effects by acting on molecules that may also be found in non-small cell lung cancer cells and breast cancer cells.

A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells. Studies in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer showed that cannabinoids may lessen the growth, number, and spread of tumors.

A review of 34 studies of cannabinoids in glioma tumor models found that all but one study showed that cannabinoids can kill cancer cells without harming normal cells.
A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in human glioma cells showed that when given along with chemotherapy, CBD may make chemotherapy more effective and increase cancer cell death without harming normal cells. Studies in mouse models of cancer showed that CBD together with delta-9-THC may make chemotherapy such as temozolomide more effective.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

How Cannabis kills Cancer Cells by Dr, Christina Sanchez

How Cannabis kills Cancer Cells

by Dr, Christina Sanchez

Video is courtesy of the Lincoln Horsley YouTube channel

“Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory ” posted by the National Cancer Institue at cancer.gov

Something which has apparently been known in Cancer Research circles, has been formally announced to the public.

“Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory” posted by the National Cancer Institue at cancer.gov

Photo of a Marijuana / Cannabis plantPhoto courtesy of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

The info  below is from the website of the National Cancer Institute (https://www.cancer.gov)

Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)–Patient Version

Sections

Overview

  • Cannabis , also known as marijuana, is a plant grown in many parts of the world which produces a resin containing compounds called cannabinoids. Some cannabinoids are psychoactive (acting on the brain and changing mood or consciousness) (see Question 1).
  • The use of Cannabis for medicinal purposes dates back to ancient times (see Question 3).
  • By federal law, the possession of Cannabis is illegal in the United States outside of approved research settings. However, a growing number of states, territories, and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana (see Question 1).
  • In the United States, Cannabis is a controlled substance requiring special licensing for its use (see Question 1 and Question 3).
  • Cannabinoids are active chemicals in Cannabis that cause drug -like effects throughout the body, including the central nervous system and the immune system (see Question 2).
  • The main active cannabinoid in Cannabis is delta-9-THC. Another active cannabinoid is cannabidiol (CBD), which may relieve pain, lower inflammation, and decrease anxiety without causing the “high” of delta-9-THC (see Question 2).
  • Cannabinoids can be taken by mouth, inhaled, or sprayed under the tongue (see Question 5).
  • Cannabis and cannabinoids have been studied in the laboratory and the clinic for relief of pain, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, and loss of appetite (see Question 6 and Question 7).
  • Cannabis and cannabinoids may have benefits in treating the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer therapies. There is growing interest in treating children for symptoms such as nausea with Cannabis and cannabinoids, although studies are limited (see Question 7).
  • Two cannabinoids (dronabinol and nabilone) are drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention or treatment of chemotherapy -related nausea and vomiting (see Question 7 and Question 10).
  • Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory (see Question 6).
  • At this time, there is not enough evidence to recommend that patients inhale or ingest Cannabis as a treatment for cancer-related symptoms or side effects of cancer therapy (see Question 7).
  • Cannabis is not approved by the FDA for use as a cancer treatment (see Question 9).

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The following are additional links with info related to Cannabis and THC being able to kill Cancer Cells:

Antineoplastic Activity of Cannabinoids
http://www.ukcia.org/research/Antineo…

Cannabinoid Receptor Ligands Mediate Growth Inhibition & Cell Death In Mantle Cell Lymphoma
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10…

Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Induces Apoptosis in Human Prostate PC-3 Cells via a Receptor-Independent Mechanism
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10…

Antitumor Activity of Plant Cannabinoids with Emphasis on the Effect of Cannabidiol on Human Breast Carcinoma
http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content…

Cannabinoid Receptors As Novel Targets for the Treatment of Melanoma
http://bbml.ucm.es/cannabis/archivos/…