In September of 2012, NBC News reported that new studies by Scientists at California Pacific Medical Center revealed marijuana’s Cannabidiol (CBD) can “turn off” a gene that triggers several forms of cancer. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of sixty amazing active nutritional ingredients found in this noblest of herbs, called marijuana. As it turns out cannabidiol (CBD) is unique in that it has amazing health benefits, but doesn’t get people high like the whole marijuana plant does.
Leading scientists discovered this beneficial marijuana molecule can stop cancer cells from traveling to other tissues, preventing “metastasis” or the spreading of the cancer. Cutting edge research has found Cannabidiol (CBD) “turns off” a specific gene only found in the most aggressive types of cancers, such as; leukemia, colorectal, pancreatic, lung, ovarian, brain and other cancers. Now further research is leading to human clinical trials to unlock more of marijuana’s healing secrets as they strive to get FDA approval for the use of such medical marijuana extracts for use as a topical oil for the treatment of basal and squamous cell carcinomas (cancers).
Patients using marijuana-based extracts topically applied to carcinomas and tumors are experiencing shrinkage of their sores and ultimately being cured of their skin cancer. It appears these new discoveries concerning marijuana’s anti-cancer benefits are just the tip of the iceberg. We are looking forward to sharing more good news with you about marijuana cancer research and cancer prevention in our upcoming articles, so stay tuned in!
~The Botanical Guru