Researchers Discover New Method of Using THC to Fight Cancer

A new study published by the Journal of Drug Targeting examines how researchers have discovered a new method of using THC to combat cancer.thc1

For the study, “Tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] was encapsulated into biodegradable microspheres by the oil-in-water (o/w) emulsion solvent evaporation method.”

Following this, the “efficacy of the microspheres was tested on different cancer cell lines”.

The study concludes that; “Interestingly, the microspheres were able to inhibit cancer cell proliferation during the nine-day study period. All the above results suggest that the use of biodegradable microspheres would be a suitable alternative delivery system for THC administration.”

Researchers believe these findings to be particularly important, given that “despite their [cannabinoids] high clinical potential, only few dosage forms are available to date.”

The study was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation as well as Complutense University.

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    • 2buds on August 6, 2013 at 5:56 am
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    Sounds like they are suggesting an oral delivery method? You mean like how RSO is taken – orally? No shit – but seriously – the Old Hippy at BeyondChronic.com has investigated mixing with lecithin granules to increase the bodies absorption – very interesting. For his purposes it increases the “high” – if mixed in conjunction with Rick Simpsons oil – oral delivery – it should increase the bodies uptake of and utilization of medicine. By that measure – coconut oil or butter may help in the same way. Good food for thought.

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