Cannabidiol Can Kill Multiple Myeloma Cells

Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that begins in the bone marrow, and has a median survival rate of around 3 years. According to a study published in the most recent issue of the International Journal of Cancer, cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis, can slow, and even kill multiple myeloma cancer cells.

Cannabidiol, one of many compounds found in cannabis.

Cannabidiol, one of many compounds found in cannabis.

“Multiple myeloma (MM) is a plasma cell (PC) malignancy characterised by the accumulation of a monoclonal PC population in the bone marrow (BM). Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with antitumoural activities”, begins the study’s abstract.

After studying the effects of cannabidiol on multiple myeloma cells, researchers found that; “CBD by itself or in synergy with BORT strongly inhibited growth, arrested cell cycle progression and induced MM cells death by regulating the ERK, AKT and NF-κB pathways with major effects in TRPV2+ cells.” They conclude that; “These data provide a rationale for using CBD to increase the activity of proteasome inhibitors in MM.”

The study, which validates a recent National Institute of Health study which also found that cannabidiol can inhibit cancer cells, was conducted by researchers at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Camerino in Italy.



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    • Brenda Simonin on December 1, 2016 at 10:01 am
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    my mom has multiple meyloma 2nd stage has no bone problems yet is on two types of chemo and is not a canadited for stem cell would the bd help with this disease my mom is going to try it she is going to Dana Farber and is going to talk to her dotor about this please let me know

    • JUAN on July 14, 2016 at 10:08 am
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    where in Colorado can I go and find out more about cbd and it,s benefits against MM . thanks

    • Atje sliphorst on September 9, 2015 at 7:53 am
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    I had a cell transplant in late 2008,after a half year Ineeded maintenance “revlimid”.abou a half year ago,the light chai n started to s how up and since 4 month I’v been taking “pomalist” with twice a week a dosage of decadron. It has gone up a little every month! I’m so interested in canabis,please let me know.I’ in fairly good health and the doctor does’t seem to worry,but he doesn’t feel the side effects!

    • Martin fenton on January 30, 2015 at 4:10 pm
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    Would like to no more about it , and how I can buy it , i had stemm cell 6 years ago , but I am back on trearmrnt

      • Louis on July 9, 2015 at 8:21 am
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      Martin, I had a stem cell transplant June ’08 and had been on Revlmid since then as maintenance. Have been in remission for awhile now. Unfortunately, I now have MDS, and will start chemo for that next week, it was directly responsible for this cancer, and guess what, I have to have another stem cell transplant and this time it will be donor driven wherein the first one I had was my own stem cells.
      Right now, Colorado is the forefront for this type of CBD study

    • Gordana on November 10, 2014 at 4:13 pm
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    My mother has MM. She used to take Alceran first year, and now she has been taking Thalidomid for a year. MM is partly in remission. I am afraid – how those medecines affect other parts of the body. I am thinkkng aboht this oil. I don’t know – should she take Thalidomide with the oil. Or just oil.

    • Jen on July 15, 2014 at 10:44 am
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    My father has MM, going on 6 yrs and 3 mo. This study really sounds great. After researching… I would like to know where I can buy in the USA? Any idea?

    1. Jen, I had a stem cell transplant and have been in remission for almost 3 years. Except for the damage done to my ribs, I can do almost anything that I want. My back was really damaged too, but oddly enough, its the ribs that give me problems. I am also now using Frankincense and taking Pau di Arco. Someone just hooked me up with this website. So I plan on doing this too, but I wanted to send encouragement to your father.

        • cindy3539 on March 15, 2018 at 7:53 am
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        Hello, have you tried the CBD and if did it work well for you? I have MM, too and am thinking of trying CBD. What positive results have you gotten ftom the pau de arco? Thank you.

    • Anonymous on March 3, 2014 at 6:57 pm
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    • Zachary on December 3, 2013 at 11:23 am
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    Still no link to sources, eh?

    1. Hi Zachary, as with most of our articles, the source is hyper-linked within the article. Here’s a direct link to the study:

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