Marijuana Drastically Shrinks Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer, New Study Finds

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Over the past few years, research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells and reduce the growth of others. Now, a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation treatment, cannabis can effectively shrink one of the most aggressive types of brain tumors.

In a paper published Friday in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapies, a team of researchers from St. George’s University of London outlined the “dramatic reductions” they observed in high-grade glioma masses, a deadly form of brain cancer, when treated with a combination of radiation and two different marijuana compounds, also known as cannabinoids. In many cases, those tumors shrunk to as low as one-tenth the sizes of those in the control group.

“We’ve shown that cannabinoids could play a role in treating one of the most aggressive cancers in adults,” Dr. Wai Liu, one of the study’s lead authors, wrote in an op-ed earlier this week. “The results are promising…it could provide a way of breaking through glioma and saving more lives.”

In an email to The Huffington Post, Liu pointed out that while research surrounding marijuana’s cancer-fighting properties is nothing new, his team is the first to document its effect on the disease when used alongside radiation. “The results showed that the final effect was superior to the sum of the parts,” he said. “Hopefully, these results will support calls for formal trials in humans to test these combinations.”

 

Cannabis For Kids: Israel Pioneers Pediatric Pot

ISRAEL: Yaniv Eshed is a big believer in the medical benefits of marijuana for children.

Eshed’s 9-year-old son, Aviel, is being treated for bone marrow cancer at Sheba Medical Center, the largest hospital in Israel. Yaniv Eshed told CNBC that he wishes he had learned about medical marijuana before Aviel was already six months into his chemotherapy treatment.

“I was not aware like I am aware now,” Eshed told CNBC. “If someone told me at the beginning that there was this option of cannabis, I think I could have saved him a lot of months of pain.”

Eight Year Old Battling Cancer Finds Help Through Medical Marijuana

OREGON:  Just after her 7th birthday, Mykayla Comstock was diagnosed with intermediate risk T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia; a rare and aggressive blood and bone cancer.

“I thought it was just a typical child illness, such as pneumonia,” says Erin Purchase, Mykayla’s mother.  “It was an extended cough with fevers.  I never dreamed it could be cancer.  I was completely shocked and heartbroken when we found out it was cancer; definitely not what I expected at all.” [Read more…]

New Research Shows Marijuana Compounds Do Fight Cancer

UNITED KINGDOM: Debate is just beginning in Washington over how medical marijuana will be grown and distributed now that the rules for the recreational market are established. Meanwhile, research into medical benefits of compounds within the cannabis plant continues to show effectiveness.

Effectiveness against pain in its many forms and other side effects of major diseases – or the palliative side of marijuana use – have been pretty well established, but can marijuana directly take on a disease as big, scary and deadly as cancer? [Read more…]

R.I.P. Sweet Friend

My friend of ten years died today. He had liver cancer, was 52 years old, and survived by a confused wife, five kids, and one grandchild. Cannabis did not save his life, because he wouldn’t try it.

When he told me last year that he had liver cancer, I immediately told him about Rick Simpson Oil. I begged him … please… I don’t want to lose you.  I have access to highly-potent, tumor-killing medicine from the best medicine growers in Washington. Look at the studies! Let me show you the research! It’s here, it’s affordable, and it’s available right NOW! What have we got to lose?!? [Read more…]

Japanese Study Shows Cannabinoids Inhibit Tumor Growth

JAPAN: In a recent study published in the August edition of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Japanese researchers found cannabinoids to be useful in battling cancerous tumors. The study was conducted by initiating tumor growth in mice and treating them with synthetic cannabinoids. [Read more…]

Japanese Study Shows Cannabinoids Inhibit Tumor Growth

JAPAN: In a recent study published in the August edition of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Japanese researchers found cannabinoids to be useful in battling cancerous tumors. The study was conducted by initiating tumor growth in mice and treating them with synthetic cannabinoids. [Read more…]

Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Harvard Study Shows

MASSACHUSETTS: A Harvard study from 2007 which remains the most comprehensive ever released on THC’s potential to combat tumors found that in just three weeks doses of THC were able to cut lung cancer tumor growth in half in mice subjects, and were able to reduce cancer lesions by even more. [Read more…]