If you are not familiar, PubMed is a free search engine accessing references and abstracts on life sciences. It comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. There are close to 20,000 studies on cannabinoids in the PubMed database. As old false stigmas are put aside and cannabis gains public acceptance more research is taking place. One example of unexpected results form a long term study were presented in 2006 by pulmonologist, Dr Tashkin. You can read about that in our article – No Link Found Between Marijuana and Lung Cancer.
As more information about the cannabis plant comes to surface we are beginning to recognize the tremendous therapeutic potential which few, if any, scientists who study cannabinoids can deny.
Cannabinoid receptors are present throughout the body and are believed to be more numerous than any other receptor system. The endocannabinoid system consists of substances that originate from within the body(endocannabinoids). The endocannabinoid system is a group of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors in the brain that are involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory; it mediates the physiological processes.
According Medical Director, Dr. Dustin Sulak D.O., “The endogenous cannabinoid system, named after the plant that led to its discovery, is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.”
It’s important to remember that there are many different strains of cannabis and they do not all have the same effect. More patients today are seeing success in cancer reduction, not buy smoking the cannabis, but through ingestion of concentrated cannabis oil.
Dr. Christina Sanchez is a molecular biologist and her team at Compultense University in Madrid Spain have spent more than 12 years conducting research on the anti-tumor effects of cannabinoids. What they have found is that THC does indeed kill cancer cells.
Below is a video of Dr. Sanchez explaining how this works
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