According to a recent study from the University of Newcastle, the Australian Natural Therapeutics Group, and Hunter Medical Research, medical cannabis may kill cancer cells. The cannabis used for this study was medicinal grade hemp with high levels of CBD and next to no THC ( less than 1%). The Australian-grown strain was given the name “Eve”.
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Medical Cannabis May Kill Cancer Cells; The Evidence
Both CBD and THC-rich varieties of cannabis were used for this study and, “for both leukemia and pediatric brainstem glioma, the CBD-enriched variety was more effective at killing cancer cells than THC varieties.” Low-THC, high-CBD varieties of cannabis also did not kill any healthy white blood cells or normal bone marrow within the body.
The Australian Natural Therapeutics Group claimed that there were “encouraging insights into anti-cancer properties of our Australian grown CBD strain, Eve. We are looking forward to moving forward to the next stage of the study and continuing to develop effective, safe and consistent cannabis medicines.”
The researchers from the University of Newcastle also conducted a literature review of over 150 academic papers that studied the anti-cancer effects of both CBD and THC. This literature review concluded that “the CBD variety (of cannabis) looks to have greater efficacy, low toxicity and fewer side-effects, which potentially makes it an ideal complementary therapy to combine with other anti-cancer compounds.”
Medical cannabis is becoming more accessible in many locations across the world and the stigma surrounding the prescription of cannabis is slowly eroding. Although much more research and clinical trials are needed, this study provides positive evidence that high-CBD cannabis may, in fact, kill, (or inhibit) cancer cells within the human body. The following quote shows a dramatic shift in the perception of cannabis as a legitimate medicine.
“ANTG (The Australian Natural Therapeutics Group) remains committed to its patient-centric mission of understanding the massive therapeutic potential of medicinal cannabis,”Matthew Cantelo, Australian Natural Therapeutics Group
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Medical Cannabis May Kill Cancer Cells: Sources
- Hunter cancer researcher Dr. Matt Dun finds a modified form of medicinal cannabis shows promise for treatment. Newcastle Herald.
- Medical Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells. LabRoots.
- Tests show potential for medicinal cannabis to kill cancer cells. The University of Newcastle.