Dr. Christina Sanchez from Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, has been studying the anti-tumor effects of THC, the main psychoactive component of cannabis, for over a decade.
In the following video, she delivers sound information that explains exactly how THC kills cancer cells – and without any adverse effects to healthy cells.
As described by Dr. Sanchez, THC basically does the dirty work of eliminating cancer cells by activating the body’s own cannabinoid receptors, in effect creating endocannabinoids. What’s more, cannabis can do it completely without any psycho-active effects.
Dr. Sanchez’s work is an addition to others’ important works, including British scientist Wai Liu, who is an oncologist at the University of London’s St. George’s medical school. Liu’s research similarly reveals how THC has ‘potent anti-cancer activity,’ and can significantly ‘target and switch off’ pathwaysthat allow cancers to grow.
According to Liu, pharmaceutical companies spend billions on drugs that do the very same thing, while the cannabis plant does it naturally.
“There’s quite a lot of cancers that should respond quite nicely to these cannabis agents,” Liu said. “If you talk about a drug company that spent billions of pounds trying to develop these new drugs that target these pathways, cannabis does exactly the same thing – or certain elements of cannabis compounds do exactly the same thing – so you have something that is naturally produced which impacts the same pathways that these fantastic drugs that cost billions also work on.”
In fact, the federal government already knows the benefits offered by cannabis, as it has numerous patents on the plant. Patent No. 6,630,507, for example, is for cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants.
It’s time the war on marijuana – both recreational and medicinal – comes to an end. Able to be utilized for more than medicinal purposes (paper, food, clothing, etc…), the next intelligent move would be to legalize cannabis in all states so that it may be taxed, help shift the US out of debt, and eliminate the great dependence humans presently have on pharmaceutical drugs.
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