Study Finds Compounds in Cannabis Fight Leukemia, Kill Cancer Cells

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    Boy I bet the the AMA has egg on their faces...

    CC Oct 21 2013 By Paul Armentano, NORML
    In some cases, by using specific dosage patterns, these agents can destroy cancer cells on their own.

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    The concomitant administration of various non-psychoactive plant cannabinoids demonstrates synergistic anti-cancer activity in human leukemia cells, according topreclinical trial data published online this week in the journal Anticancer Research.

    Investigators from Saint George’s, University of London assessed the anti-cancer potential of three non-psychoactive cannabinoids (cannabidiol,cannabigerol, and cannabigevarin) and their respective acids on two types of leukaemia cell lines. Authors reported that the administration of cannabinoids in concert with one another resulted in “in additive/mildly synergistic interaction.”

    They concluded:

    “Our findings indicate that cannabinoids act with each other in a way such that doses for therapy could be reduced without a significant loss of activity. … [T]his study adds further support to the idea that cannabinoids can have a role in the cancer setting, not only as single agents, but also in combination with each other.”

    Commenting on the study in apress release, lead author Wai Lui said:

    “These agents are able to interfere with the development of cancerous cells, stopping them in their tracks and preventing them from growing. In some cases, by using specific dosage patterns, they can destroy cancer cells on their own. Used in combination with existing treatment, we could discover some highly effective strategies for tackling cancer. Significantly, these compounds are inexpensive to produce and making better use of their unique properties could result in much more cost effective anti-cancer drugs in future.”

    - Read the entire article at AlterNet.
    Study Finds Compounds in Cannabis
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