18 Studies Proving Cannabis Kills Cancer Tumor Cells

by | Cancer, Cancer Treatment

Did you know that the U.S. Cancer Institute classifies cannabis as a cure for cancer?


Multiple studies have been shown that cannabidiol oil, the non-psychoactive, therapeutic component of the marijuana plant, has anti-cancer properties. In fact, there are over 100 studies proving that the cannabis plant can combat cancer, one of the most frightening of all modern afflictions. As 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men are predicted to develop cancer in their lifetimes, it is time for all citizens worldwide to have legal access to benefit from the healing properties of cannabis.

Significant research has demonstrated that cannabinoids may inhibit or stop the growth of cancers — including breast, brain, liver, melanoma, leukemia, and more. Cannabinoids have also been proven to promote apoptosis, the death of tumor cells.

“Research shows that cannabidiol, a potent antitumoral compound in its own right, acts synergistically with various anti-cancer pharmaceuticals, enhancing their impact while cutting the toxic dosage necessary for maximum effect.”  – Dr. Sean Mcallister

If you’d like to do further research, here are 18 studies that support the claim that the use of medicinal marijuana kills tumor cells.

1. Cannabidiol inhibits human glioma cell migration through a cannabinoid receptor-independent mechanism 

2. The expression level of CB1 and CB2 receptors determines their efficacy at inducing apoptosis in astrocytomas

3. In vivo effects of cannabinoids on macromolecular biosynthesis in Lewis lung carcinomas

4. Cannabinoid receptor systems: therapeutic targets for tumour intervention

5. Predominant CB2 receptor expression in endothelial cells of glioblastoma in humans

6. Hypothesis: cannabinoid therapy for the treatment of gliomas?

7. Involvement of cannabinoids in cellular proliferation

8. Cannabinoids induce apoptosis of pancreatic tumor cells via endoplasmic reticulum stress-related genes

9. Cannabinoids and gliomas

10. Opposite changes in cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptor expression in human gliomas

11. The stress-regulated protein p8 mediates cannabinoid-induced apoptosis of tumor cells

12. The CB2 cannabinoid receptor signals apoptosis via ceramide-dependent activation of the mitochondrial intrinsic pathway

13. Anti-tumoral action of cannabinoids: involvement of sustained ceramide accumulation and extracellular signal-regulated kinase activation

14. Down-regulation of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 in gliomas: a new marker of cannabinoid antitumoral activity?

15. Antitumor effects of cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive cannabinoid, on human glioma cell lines

16. Endocannabinoids as emerging suppressors of angiogenesis and tumor invasion (review)

17. Cannabinoid receptors in human astroglial tumors

18. Cannabinoids induce cancer cell proliferation via tumor necrosis factor alpha-converting enzyme (TACE/ADAM17)-mediated transactivation of the epidermal growth factor receptor

If you’d like to continue your research, here are 100 studies that highlight the healing benefits of cannabis, and how it can combat cancer.

Medicinal Cannabis is available to you today. The only requirement is a Medical Marijuana Recommendation, which can be obtained online with a doctor, from the comfort of your home. Click here to learn more.

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