New Study Shows Cannabis Protects Brain from Injury

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Cannabis users are less likely to die from brain trauma than those who don’t use, suggests a new study. The evidence supports the main active ingredient, THC, has a neuroprotective effect on the brain.

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My Connection to Cannabis

Here is a quick background.

My grandfather died when I was in grade school from colon cancer. Since I was too young to really understand death, it really didn’t effect me. I grew up not knowing that there could be alternative methods to treating patients with diseases such as cancer. A few months ago, I was told that cannabis could have lessened the suffering and/or helped fight the cancer that my grandfather had. I did not believe them whatsoever! “What? You are nuts!” Then a shift began to change in me. I saw article after article stating similar things about cannabis, so I’ve decided to research into it further to see if what people are saying can be true.

 

I came across this article The National Center for Biology Information:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24373545

The study studied the growth and production of cancer cells & healthy cells in an experimental model of colon cancer in vitro. They used a standardized cannabis sativa extract with a high content of cannabidiol (named CBD BDS in the study). Cell growth and production was reduced only in the tumors, not the healthy cells. CBD BDS was found to reduce cancer’s ability to develop and also inhibiting its growth & development.

Does anyone have similar studies regarding the treatment of colon cancer?