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34 Medical Studies Proving Cannabis Cures Cancer


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There’s still a lot of confusion across the nation about whether or not marijuana is effective for cancer patients. Odds are you’ve heard something about it but weren’t sure whether the information was reliable or definitive. So, in order to help clear things up, here is a list of 34 studies showing that marijuana cures cancer, categorized by the type of cancers being cured in each study. As you sort through the articles, note that the consistent theme between them is that cannabis shrinks tumors and selectively targets cancer cells. As bills and voter initiatives to legalize medical marijuana spread from state to state, remember that we’re not just talking about mitigating the side effects of chemo (though this is another viable use), we’re talking about curing the cancer itself as well as preventing its spread. I’ve taken the liberty of only including articles from credible scientific journals, removing any biased or otherwise improperly cited studies. Enjoy!

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Here we go again.


"Cure" is not the word.


Effective in some things,.. yes.


First study shows that the average lifespan was 24 weeks. Doesn't sound cure'y to me.


It helps. It slows down tumour growth , can shrink a tumour even,... but the cancer still hangs about.



Thanks for the links.

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Drugs ether cover the symptoms or help the body cure the underlying disease. 99% of pharma drugs cover the symptoms.  Just like antibiotics, cannabis helps your body cure the disease.  Just like antibiotics there are many infections that are just too powerful and the person's body is too weak to win the fight.  Also, just like antibiotics, cannabis does not address why the immune system did not stop the infection or cancer.  We all have cancers and harmful microbes in our bodies, but our immune system kills it.  Unfortunately, unlike infections, which most people will get over without antibiotics, cancer is terminal in many cases.  Since no drug and only our bodies can cure anything, no drug can truly be called a cure.  Though, we need some way to differentiate between a covering of symptoms, like a cholesterol med or blood pressure med does and something that helps remove the disease, like an antibiotic does or what cannabis does to cancer.


Since one could properly say an antibiotic cures 20% of a certain type of infection, one could say cannabis cures a percent of cancer.  In contrast a cholesterol med has never cured one person of high cholesterol.  As soon as you stop taking the drug the high cholesterol comes back.


It all depends on what the definition of is is.   ;)

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Research Suggests Chemopreventive Benefits Of Cannabis

In a recent study published in the August edition of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Japanese researchers found cannabinoids to be useful in battling cancerous tumors. The study was conducted by initiating tumor growth in mice and treating them with synthetic cannabinoids.

Synthetic cannabinoids differ from phytocannabinoids (found in plants, such as cannabis) in that they are full agonists. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), found in cannabis, is only a partial agonist. This may seem like a minor difference, but the two act very differently in the human body.


John W. Huffman created a series of synthetic cannabinoids. He synthesized molecules similar to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a major component of cannabis, to create JWH-018 and its relatives.

An agonist is something that stimulates or produces an effect. The word agonist was derived from the Greek terms for contestant or contest; you can think of agonists as chemical contestants.

Both full and partial agonists activate the same receptors in the brain, but a full agonists bind to endorphin receptors in the brain and cause them to produce endorphins that produce analgesic effects. Depending on the size of dosage, full agonists can also produce addictive and euphoric effects.

The larger the dosage of a full agonist, the larger the effects because the receptors are always activated and creating more endorphins. Some examples include methadone, codeine, oxycodone, morphine, and heroin.

A partial agonist, on the other hand, activates the receptors and promotes the production of endorphins to a lesser extent. When the dosage of a partial agonist is increased, there is only a minor increase in the production of endorphins, if any.

1992 German study stated full agonists, such as Morphine, have a higher rate of dependency compared to partial agonists. They were also found to cause more severe withdrawal symptoms. It is much harder to abuse a partial agonist than a full agonist.

In cases of cannabinoid receptors, full agonists can be dangerous. JWH-018 and other synthetic cannabinoids have been banned in nations around the world, including the US. This was after they were discovered in the contents of “incense” products, like Spice and K2, and connected to Psychosis and convulsions, among other conditions.

How Cannabinoids Were Found To Combat Cancer

Researchers first caused cancer in the mice through a process called Carcinogenesis. They injected the mice with 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) in order to initiate tumor growth. 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) is a substance used to cause inflammation and it accelerates the tumor growth.


Phytocannabinoids derived from Cannabis are typically more effective than Synthetic Cannabinoids in clinical trials for medical treatment. 

Synthetic Cannabinoids (JWH-018, JWH-122, JWH-210) were observed for their ability to counteract the skin cancer growth caused by TPA. According to thestudy, Cannabinoids “exhibited superior inhibitory effects” against the inflammation caused by TPA. They were also found to suppress tumor growth.

These results reveal a role for Cannabinoids in the prevention and treatment of Cancer. Though the current study focused on Synthetic Cannabinoids, they are widely considered unsafe. Because of this, a double-blind study on the effectiveness of Cannabis-derived Cannabinoids would be beneficial.

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