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More and more studies are revealing the health benefits of marijuana, even as a treatment for cancer. Dr. McCormick of the University of East Anglia has found further evidence that marijuana can be highly effective at fighting cancer through multiple cannabinoid receptors. Check out the list, based on Leafscience‘s research, for the details!

 How Does Marijuana Affect Cancer?

How Does Marijuana Cure Cancer?

By The Stoner's Cookbook

Scientists have traced marijuana’s ability to prevent the growth and spread of cancer to specific pathways found in tumor cells, known as cannabinoid receptors. Find out how courtesy Leaf Science.

  • A Study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Dr. McCormick's (University of East Anglia) study showed that injecting THC into mice with implanted tumors caused the cells to self destruct & slowed tumor growth in breast & brain cancer cell lines.

  • Marijuana Can Treat Cancer Via Multiple Pathways

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Past research has linked the anti-cancer effects of THC to CB1 receptors, the most common cannabinoid pathway. McCormick's team showed that CB2 & GPR55 receptors are also involved.

  • Actual Mechanisms are "Poorly Understood"

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Dr. McCormick hopes his team’s discovery will quicken the development of cancer treatments, since pharmaceutical companies focus on creating synthetics instead of learning about the actual mechanisms.

  • Synthetic Solution is the Future

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Still, Dr. McCormick believes patients shouldn’t treat themselves with marijuana, but hopes that their research can lead to a safe synthetic drug for the future.

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