I was watching youtube video about Rick Simpson and his hemp treatment for Cancer. Very interesting to say the least.
Here are some other science articles stating THC causes cell death. I have yet to read them all, and most are just the abstracts, but are we missing something somewhere? Is this a true miracle drug? And is this why it is illegal?
If you are interested in this, here are some links:
This is from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15454482Display
Settings:AbstractSend to:Blood. 2005 Feb 1;105(3):1214-21. Epub 2004 Sep 28. Cannabis-induced cytotoxicity in leukemic cell lines: the role of the cannabinoid receptors and the MAPK pathway.
Powles T, te Poele R, Shamash J, Chaplin T, Propper D, Joel S, Oliver T, Liu WM.SourceNew Drug Study Group, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the active metabolite of cannabis. THC causes cell death in vitro through the activation of complex signal transduction pathways. However, the role that the cannabinoid 1 and 2 receptors (CB1-R and CB2-R) play in this process is less clear.
We therefore investigated the role of the CB-Rs in mediating apoptosis in 3 leukemic cell lines and performed microarray and immunoblot analyses to establish further the mechanism of cell death. We developed a novel flow cytometric technique of measuring the expression of functional receptors and used combinations of selective CB1-R and CB2-R antagonists and agonists to determine their individual roles in this process. We have shown that THC is a potent inducer of apoptosis, even at 1 x IC(50) (inhibitory concentration 50%) concentrations and as early as 6 hours after exposure to the drug. These effects were seen in leukemic cell lines (CEM, HEL-92, and HL60) as well as in peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
Additionally, THC did not appear to act synergistically with cytotoxic agents such as cisplatin. One of the most intriguing findings was that THC-induced cell death was preceded by significant changes in the expression of genes involved in the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signal transduction pathways. Both apoptosis and gene expression changes were altered independent of p53 and the CB-Rs.PMID: 15454482 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free full textPublication Types, MeSH Terms, Substances
Another one from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/en...pt=CitationAnd
stating lung cancer tumor cut in half.
And another http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/...is-cancer.html
A compound of the marijuana plant may prevent aggressive breast cancers from spreading throughout the body, new research from the United States suggests.
A team of researchers at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute say cannabis compound CBD could provide a non-toxic alternative to chemotherapy for cancer treatments. Previous research has shown the compound can block human brain cancers, and recent lab experiments have shown it may be able to do the same for breast cancer.
And here is another place that lists a ton: http://forum.grasscity.com/medical-m...-2009-a.htmlPS