Three Studies That Show Cannabis Fights Lung Cancer
Medical data on the effects of cannabis are few and far between. Since the plant is still considered illegal in most states, doing research presents itself to be a difficult task. So when someone is trying to argue with a friend, family member, or coworker, it can be difficult to get the facts needed to prove the obvious (to us, anyway); that cannabis is a cure. These three studies are from medical institutions and prove that cannabis fights lung cancer in patients.
1. The journal Oncogene, by Harvard Medical Schools Experimental Medicine Department came to the conclusion that THC inhibits the epithelial growth factor in lung cancer cell migration. The journal goes on to say that THC should be researched as a novel therapeutic molecules in stopping the growth of certain lung cancers.
2. Cannabinoids inhibit the cancer cell division, therefore presenting a quick death to the cells, since they technically cannot reproduce, according to a study published by the US National Library of Medicine by the Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology . This particular study also showed the cannabinoids decrease cancer cell invasiveness, which can contribute to prevention of the cancer in the first place.
3. US National Library of Science studied the role of cannabinoid receptors in the lungs. The study determined that cannabis was effective in treating lung cancer and should be used as a normal treatment.
Some people, when presented with the idea that cannabis cures cancer, need some serious convincing. It is kind of difficult to go from not believing that cannabis is anything other than a gateway drug to believing that it can save people’s lives. Presenting a non believer with facts such as these are a good way to try to present your case in a scientific manner.