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