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 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
- Questions and Answers About Cannabis
- Current Clinical Trials
- About This PDQ Summary
- General CAM Information
- Evaluation of CAM Therapies
- Questions to Ask Your Health Care Provider About CAM
- To Learn More About CAM
- View All Sections
- 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).
******* end of post from cancer.gov *******
The following are additional links with info related to Cannabis and THC being able to kill Cancer Cells:
Antineoplastic Activity of Cannabinoids
Cannabinoid Receptor Ligands Mediate Growth Inhibition & Cell Death In Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Induces Apoptosis in Human Prostate PC-3 Cells via a Receptor-Independent Mechanism
Antitumor Activity of Plant Cannabinoids with Emphasis on the Effect of Cannabidiol on Human Breast Carcinoma
Cannabinoid Receptors As Novel Targets for the Treatment of Melanoma
Posted by Vincent Banial
You are a Canadian Citizen. You and your family want to visit the USA, for a day of shopping. You arrive at the Border Crossing. The US Border Guard asks you the following question: “Have you ever smoked Marijuana?“. You are an honest hard working family man or woman, so you answer “Yes, I smoked Pot in my younger days“.
You could then be asked to step out of your car. You could be handcuffed. After assorted pieces of paperwork are completed, you could be escorted, in handcuffs, back to the Canadian Border Guards. Because you answered “Yes”, you are now effectively barred from entering the USA. That is a “lifetime ban”. Congrats on your honesty.
Shades of George Orwell‘s novel titled “1984”. What crime did you the Canadian Citizen commit that got them barred for life from entering the U.S.A.? They might be told that under U.S. law they had committed “a crime involving moral turpitude“.
Video is courtesy of the CBC News YouTube channel
Something for Canadians to remember before heading to the USA, for a day of shopping in Buffalo and elsewhere. If the US Border Guard asks you “Have you ever smoked Marijuana?“ and if you answer “Yes”, then apparently under U.S. law you could have committed “a crime involving moral turpitude“.
No Trial. No Jury. You are GUILTY as charged.
You could become immediately barred from entering the U.S.A. I also wonder how impressed your family will be with you possibly being handcuffed by the U.S. Border Guard.
Hope that your Wife can drive a car with a Standard Gear Shift, to get your automobile back to the Canadian side of the Border Crossing.…
Medical Cannabis could possibly halt Alzheimer’s and could maybe even reverse the damage caused by Alzheimer’s. That is my interpretation of the results from a medical study conducted by Salk Institute Scientists.
The following is from their News Release:
“Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.”
“Although other studies have offered evidence that cannabinoids might be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, we believe our study is the first to demonstrate that cannabinoids affect both inflammation and amyloid beta accumulation in nerve cells,” says Salk Professor David Schubert, the senior author of the paper.”
I am not giving any medical Advice with the following statements. Maybe discuss with the Medical Doctor taking care of a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s. Ask the Doctor for a prescription for Medical Cannabis, which is available in Canada and many states in America. Working with their Medical Doctor, one could maybe create your own private human trial under your Doctor’s supervision. In my mind, the risk is extremely low. Keep notes and search the internet for Cogniition Tests (Alzheimer’s Associations are a good resource) . Under the care of a Medical Doctor, testing to see if Medical Cannabis could reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s and improve cognition, in my opinion, has a high safety factor. For example, no one has died from smoking or eating too much Cannabis. On the other hand, thousands of people have died due to major Liver damage caused by overdosing on medication such as Tylenol.
Click on the following link to read the News Release about the new finding from the Salk Institute website.
Click on this link to visit the Journal Aging and Mechanisms of Disease to read the published Salk Institute Study titled : “Amyloid proteotoxicity initiates an inflammatory response blocked by cannabinoids“
|Title:||Amyloid proteotoxicity initiates an inflammatory response blocked by cannabinoids|
|Author:||Antonio Currais, Oswald Quehenberger, Aaron M Armando, Daniel Daugherty, Pam Maher et al.|
|Publication:||npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease|
|Publisher:||Nature Publishing Group|
|Date:||Jun 23, 2016|
|Copyright © 2016, Rights Managed by Nature Publishing Group|
Click on this link to download a PDF copy of the study from the site of the Journal