Tag: cancer

Study: 24% of Cancer Patients Use Medical Marijuana, 74% Want More Info

According to a new study published in the journal Cancer, nearly one in four cancer patients have consumed medical marijuana in the past year, with more than one in five having consumed it in the past month. “Cannabis is purported to alleviate symptoms related to cancer treatment, although the patterns of use among cancer patients …

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Florida Officials Begin Issuing Medical Marijuana Cards to Patients

Florida’s Office of Compassionate Use has officially started issuing medical marijuana cards to patients and caregivers. According to Mara Gambinieri, spokesperson for the state’s Department of Health, their Office of Compassionate Use began processing patient applications once the state’s new medical marijuana rules took effect on February 19th. Under the state’s law, those with a …

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64 Studies That Show Cannabis Can Treat Various Cancers

Cannabis, and the cannabinoid compounds found within it, has been shown through a large amount of scientific, peer-reviewed research to be effective at treating a wide variety of cancers, ranging from brain cancer to colon cancer. Below is a list of over 60 studies that demonstrate the vast anti-cancer properties of cannabis. Studies showing cannabis may …

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Tennessee House Committee Passes Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

A proposal to legalize the use of cannabis-based medicines for those with a recommendation from a physician has been approved with a unanimous vote by Tennessee’s House Health Subcommittee. The full committee is expected to begin discussing the bill next week. If approved into law, the proposal – sponsored by Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) – …

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Florida Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Medical Cannabis Bill

Florida’s Senate Health Policy Committee voted 8 to 0 Tuesday to approve Senate Bill 7066, a proposal to greatly expand upon a medical cannabis bill approved by state lawmakers – and signed by Governor Rick Scott – in 2014. The bill has already been approved by the Senate Regulated Industries Committee. In July, Governor Rick …

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Cannabinoids Have Strong Antitumor Capabilities, Says New Study

Cannabinoids have strong antitumor capabilities 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 …

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Study: CBD and THC Enhances the Anticancer Effects of Radiation

A new study published this month in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that the cannabis compounds cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) enhance the anticancer effects of radiation in an orthotopic murine glioma model. According to the study; “High-grade glioma is one of the most …

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New Study: Cannabinoids Can Kill Gastric Cancers Cells

A new study published in the journal Chemotherapy has found that cannabinoid receptor activation – something done naturally by cannabis and cannabinoids – can lead to the death of gastric cancer cells. For the study, researchers at the Catholic University of Korea’s Department of Internal Medicine studied the effects of a cannabinoid receptor agonist (which cannabis …

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New Study: THC May Treat Inflammatory Diseases and Cancer By Altering Genes

An intriguing new government funded study published by the Journal of Biological Chemistry has found that THC may actually alter certain genes in our body, which may result in a positive effect on a number of conditions, especially cancers and inflammatory diseases. Researchers using rat models found that THC positively altered 13 different microRNAs, including mir-690, which is strongly linked …

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New Study: Cannabis Can Prevent Cancer Caused By Cigarette Consumption

A recent study published by the journal J-Stage as well as the National Institute of Health has found that cannabidiol – a compound found in cannabis – is effective at blocking a certain enzyme which is known to cause cancer, and is produced in large amounts when cigarettes are consumed. THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinoand) and CBE (cannabielsoin) were also found …

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