New Study Finds THC Kills Stomach Cancer Cells

A new study conducted by the the Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, and published in the journal Anticancer Research, has found promising evidence that THC may be the best medicine available to treat stomach cancer,thc1 especially when traditional medicine has been ineffective.

During the study researchers used cancer cells that were resistant to chemotherapy, and dosed the cells with a synthetic form of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the primary compounds found in cannabis. Researchers noted a drastic reduction in the survival rate of the cells that were exposed to the synthetic THC.

When conducting the study researchers found that larger doses of THC led to higher rates of cancer cell death, validating the initial finding that it can be an effective treatment (natural THC is likely even more effective).

Although more research is needed, hopefully this study – in addition to numerous others that have been released recently – will pave the way for cannabis being used as a standard – and not alternative – medicine in treating various forms of cancer.



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  1. Hi I think I have stomach cancer what canabis can I use to heal it any information will be of a great help

    • rachel on March 9, 2014 at 7:05 pm
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    My mom has advanced stomach cancer. She will not smoke marijuana so does anyone have any idea what i should get to help her. The state i live in doesnt allow medical marijuana but i would go to the end of the earth to help her. An ideas?

      • bob on March 9, 2014 at 7:16 pm
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      Have you asked if she would be open to eating cannabis (like in brownies) or vaporizing (which is not smoking)? It is easy to make your own brownies or to find a vape-pen.

      • Sonam Sherpa on November 3, 2015 at 11:09 am
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      Hey Rachel, I just found out my mom has stomach cancer too. If there’s anything you can help me with please do. I am trying to cure by making the oil. But I live in NY. And I don’t know what strain to use and where to get it from .

        • Anonymous on November 8, 2015 at 5:27 am
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        There are certain states in America where this oil is legal. Also have a look at the Rick Simpson cannabis oil site where it will give you instructions for use.

    • Travis on July 8, 2013 at 9:58 am
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    Great article.We know it works but we need more of these studies.The link takes you to a page that you need to pay to read the PDF for the study.Is there any way to access it without paying?

    • Anonymous on July 8, 2013 at 9:23 am
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    While I strongly support cannabis research, I should point out an important detail: THC was not used in the study; WIN 55,212-2 was used. It also a cannabinoid receptor agonist, and often produces the same effects as other cannabinoids.

    • Daniel Duffy on July 7, 2013 at 3:57 pm
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    I do have Wa and oregon medical card. I love mainly in wa. I am interested in trying RSO.

      • Travis on July 8, 2013 at 10:02 am
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      Daniel,why don’t you make your own RSO.Its not hard if you follow the instructions.You have a medical card so you can get the right starting product which is very important.Educate yourself and make your own medicine.

    • Daniel Duffy on July 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm
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    I need help with severe gut issue. I have ostemylitis sydrome in face. Years after many surgeries to remove infected bone i am left with severe gut issues. I still take doses narcitics for severe pain. Methadone. I have to use 8 oz of myrylax a but it isnt working. Im to the point where i can not eat many things with out trouble. I qm nearly down to natural chicken broth. Any sugestions please send to my email

      • Anonymous on July 9, 2013 at 6:54 am
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      Hi Danny, first let me say I am Not a doctor and i obviously don’t know the full detail of your condition. However, I have had stomach issues (ulcers, reflux, gerd) my whole life I the only thing that legitimately helps the pain, nausea, etc. is smoking marijuana. I am sure thc in pill form would do the same. I eat old people food to not irritate it too (bland diet). Also, I’d drop the pain meds if I were you, they are notorious for making stomach pain worse. Hope this helps

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