Study: Cannabis May Treat Thrombocytopenia-Related Diseases

A new study published in the journal Cell Cycle, and published online by the plateletNational Institute of Health, has found that cannabis may provide a treatment option for thrombocytopenia-related diseases. Thrombocytopenia is any disorder in which there is an abnormally low amount of platelets.

For the study, researchers “sought to further interrogate the role of 2-AG [a synthetic cannabinoid] in megakaryocyte/platelet physiology by investigating terminal differentiation, and subsequent thrombopoiesis… To this end, we used MEG-01 cells, a human megakaryoblastic cell line able to produce in vitro platelet-like particles.”

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