There are some positive developments taking place in the case of the ban laid down by federal government on medical marijuana in the case of its powers in fighting cancer cells. Earlier it was categorized as a Schedule I Drug. But the federal authorities have rescheduled it as Schedule II Drug. Earlier, it belonged to the group where it was addictive, harmful, and non-beneficial for health. But that has changed now.
Until now, the government had taken an anti stance against cannabis’s application in destroying cancer. But now this comes as a big surprise that the government is admitting its use in killing cancer.
The new announcement from the government comes based on a study conducted by scientists at the St. George’s University, London. The scientists were able to show the effectiveness of cannabinoids in shrinking the aggressive types of brain tumors.
During the study, the researchers found that marijuana’s 2 common and well known cannabinoids caused cancer cells to become weak by a huge margin. The cancer cells thus became highly vulnerable towards radiation treatment. The 2 cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). When the scientists used radiation therapy after cannabinoids treatment, they found significant reduction.
That is not the only reason though!
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, also called NIDA, has released their own report that supports the anti-cancer benefits of marijuana. This NIDA report is titled as: “Recent animal studies have shown that marijuana can kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others.”
The amazing medical benefits of cannabis have been known for a long time. However, it is only now that you will come across a federal-funded website that accepts its benefits. Now you can also have a research that can be cited for the curative effects of cannabis.
It would not be wrong to claim that this is the biggest development until now in the application of cannabis for anti-cancer treatments.
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