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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New Study Finds Cannabis May Have Neuroprotective Effects

A new study, published in the August edition of Neuropharmacology, has found that cannabis may serve as a cannabisneuroprotectantneuroprotectant.

Researchers from the University Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda, in Madrid, Spain, examined the effect of CBD when applied to a hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury model (most common in instances such as cardiac arrest, when blood flow stops or slows, and oxygen can’t effectively reach the brain). The scientists interrupted carotid blood flow and reduced oxygen intake levels to 10% in animal subjects for 30 minutes. The damage of the HI injury was immense:

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New Study: Cannabis May Treat Brain Damage Caused by Heavy Alcohol Consumption

A new study published last week by the journal Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior has found that cannabis braindamagemay reduce the brain damage associated with long-term, heavy alcohol consumption.

According to researchers, “the current study aimed to advance the preclinical development of transdermal delivery of cannabidiol (CBD) for the treatment of alcohol-induced neurodegeneration.”

For the study, rat models were treated with two forms of administered cannabidiol (a compound of cannabis), through a transdermal gel, and an intraperitoneal injection.

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New Study Finds Cannabis May Provide Treatment for Skin Diseases

A new study, recently published online in the British Journal of Pharmacology, details how cannabinoids can play a role in the treatment of skin diseases.saved15

Researchers looked at the impact of phytocannabinoids (plant-derived cannabinoids, rather than synthetic counterparts) on epigenetic regulation of skin differentiation genes.

The study found that both cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG), “significantly reduced the expression of all genes tested via increased DNA methylation for keratin 10 gene”.

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New Study: Cannabis Can Stop Seizures

A new study published by the British Journal of Pharmacology has found that cannabis can stop seizures due to its “significant anticonvulsant effects”. marijuana-medical

For the study researchers used an extract made from the whole cannabis plant, and used the substance on a number of animal models – using rats and mice – and found that the extract was able to effectively stop seizures.

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Cannabis May Protect From Side Effects of Cancer Drugs, According to Study

A new study published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology has found that cannabidiol – a compound of cannabis – may protect1111 the heart from the dangerous side effects associated with the popular cancer drug doxorubicin.

For the study, the “potential protective effect of cannabidiol, the major non-psychotropic Cannabis constituent, was investigated against doxorubicin cardiotoxicity in rats.”

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