- Mar 2017
Research proving cannabis kills cancer cells has been suppressed since 1974.
Like so many other kids I was told that marihuana kills brain cells and to stay away from it. When I saw this article it peeked my interest. I was skeptical of its truthfulness Then, I looked up the 1974 National Institute of Health referenced in the article. In the article I found evidence that an adenocarcinoma (cancer) tumor tested on mice resulted in inhibited and or reduced size when using delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinol (CBN). According to the study supported by the Public Health Service grant, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Health Services & Mental Health Administration and by other grants. “Lewis lung adenocarcinoma growth was retarded by the oral administration of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol”. (A.E. Munson, L.S. Harris, M.A. Friedman, W.L Dewey, and R.A Carchman) National Cancer Institute, Vol. 55, No. 3, September 1975 and also I found a Canadian review article published in Current Oncology, “a large body of evidence shows that these molecules can decrease tumour growth in animal models of cancer.” The results of these studies leave me surprised. I found references that were opposite from what I have taught. Although, I would not advise the recreational use of smoking cannabis. I can see its usefulness in inhibiting and or reducing the size of cancerous tumors. I did not, however, find evidence to support the statement that cannabis kills cancer cells. In any case this subject is definitely warrants further study.
References A.E. Munsion, L.S. Harris, M.A. Friedman, W. Dewey, and R.A. Carchman, Jornal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 55, No. 3, September 1975 Research Providing Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells Safely has been Suppressed since 1974 (2016, December 24). Retrieced March 9, 2017, from http://www.realfarmacy.com/research-proving-cannabis-kills-cancer-cells-safely-suppressed-since 1974 Ware, M. (n.d.). Cannabis and cancer: towards a new understanding. Retrieved March 29, 2017,