Yes, it just may be the CBD, as we have said previously. Here’s a bit of a longer article:
Scientists in California believe they may have discovered a compound in marijuana that can reduce the aggressiveness of some forms of cancer.
The San Francisco Gate reports on the data that has been years in the making. While marijuana has been shown to help reduce nausea and pain in cancer patients, scientists believe that a compound in marijuana has the ability to “turn off” the activity of a gene responsible for metastasis in breast and other types of cancers.
The research team is working out of San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute and have been working for years on the study. The compound they’re focused on, called cannabidiol, does not produce the psychotropic high associated with marijuana. Last year, the team published a small study showing the positive effects of cannabidiol on mice. New data is about to be released that expands upon the previous results that the researchers hope will help propel the study even further.
“The preclinical trial data is very strong, and there’s no toxicity. There’s really a lot of research to move ahead with and to get people excited,” said Sean McAllister, who is working alongside scientist Pierre Desprez in the study.
Desprez and McAllister believe that their merging of separate areas of study was serendipitous. Desprez had been studying the protein ID-1, which he found to play an important role in how cancer could spread. McAllister, on the other hand, was focused on studying anabolic steroids in drug abuse. He soon became focused on with the role non-psychotropic cannabidiol, or CBD, interacts with cancer.
McAllister, after hearing an internal seminar from Desprez on his studies of ID-1, came up with the question “How effective would cannabidiol be on targeting metastatic cancer cells?”
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Don’t be left hanging. Read the original story HERE and find out how effective CBD turned out to be. If you have cancer, if you have lost a friend, family member or loved one to cancer, if you know someone who has cancer now, this is very exciting news.
[images: Google images medical marijuana, Harry J. Anslinger]