Study: THC Inhibits the Growth of Melanoma

THC Molecule.
THC Molecule.

9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) inhibits melanoma tumor growth, according to a study published in the most recent issue of the journal Life Science, and published online by the National Institute of Health.

For the study, researchers “examined the effect of THC, which binds to CB receptors (CB1, CB2), on the growth of the mouse melanoma… in vitro and in vivo in wild type (WT) and CB1/CB2-receptor deficient mice (Cnr1/2-/-). Next we evaluated the role of the endogenous cannabinoid system by studying the growth of chemically induced melanomas, fibrosarcoma and papillomas in WT and Cnr1/2-/- mice.”

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