Amanda has battled brain cancer TWICE and uses medical cannabis to treat her symptoms. It’s one of many stories out there. We share this because we connect people with compassionate doctors who are willing to write them the prescription they need in order to grow their own medical cannabis. We assist people through the process and paper work which allows them to obtain their license to grow, through Canada’s ACMPR program, and we do it because of stories like the one you see below.
When it comes to brain cancer, cannabis actually contains a compound that may kill brain cancers that chemotherapy and radiation can’t touch. A recent article published in the Journal Neuroimmune Pharmacology titled, “The Antitumor Activity of Plant-Derived Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids,” reviewed the therapeutic potential of a non-psychoactive class of phytochemicals found in cannabis known as cannabinoids. There are more than 60 cannabinoids in cannabis, but the second most abundant one, cannabidiol (CBD), has been found to inhibit and/or kill a wide range of cancers in the animal model, including gliobastoma (a difficult-to-treat type of brain cancer), breast, lung, prostate, and colon cancer. There have been a wide range of mechanisms identified behind these observed anti-tumor activities, including anti-angiogenic (preventing new blood vessel formation), anti-metastatic, anti-cell viability, but the one we wish to focus on in this report is its ability to to inhibit the stem-like potential of cancer cells.
The review also provides a lot of scientific info on cannabis and brain cancer.