Cannabinoids Have Strong Antitumor Capabilities, Says New Study

Cannabinoids have strong antitumor capabilitiesmmjplant according to a new study being published in the upcoming issue of the journal Histology and Histopathology, and e-published ahead of print by the National Institute of Health.

“Cannabinoids are a class of chemical compounds with a wide spectrum of pharmacological effects, mediated by two specific plasma membrane receptors (CB1 and CB2)”, says researchers. “Recently, CB1 and CB2 expression levels have been detected in human tumors, including those of brain.”

According to the study; “Cannabinoids-endocannabinoids exert anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, anti-invasive, anti-metastatic and pro-apoptotic effects in different cancer types, both in vitro and in vivo in animal models, after local or systemic administration.”

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National Cancer Institute: Cannabis Has Antitumor Capabilities, is Also an Appetite Stimulant and Painkiller

In claims that are in vast contrast to those of the Drug Enforcement Administration and other government entities, the government-funded National Cancer Institute has a report publishedlarge_15749_madmanogbud_1333590824 on its website which proclaims several benefits of cannabis and cannabinoids, citing numerous scientific studies to back their claims. The page was updated as recently as August.

The report starts by explaining what cannabinoids are;

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