Cancer TreatmentCancer Treatment and CBD

The body of research for CBD’s specific effects on natural cancer treatment is growing and extensive. Also see: Nausea. However, today a lot of what is known about the potential of cannabis in combating cancer comes from many years of examining THC’s direct effect on halting tumor growth and its effectiveness in cancer symptom management. So far research shows that the greatest benefit is gained when THC and CBD work together synergistically – complementing and boosting each compound’s positive effects while mitigating negative effects. This synergy elevates the overall effectiveness of the cannabis remedy.
CBD Oil and Cancer

US Patent #20130059018

General Research




Italian researchers investigated the anti-tumour effects on breast cancer of five natural cannabinoids of the cannabis plant:
  • cannabidiol
  • cannabigerol
  • cannabichromene
  • cannabidiol-acid
  • THC-acid
(Ligresti et al. 2006). Cannabidiol was the most potent cannabinoid in inhibiting the growth of human breast cancer cells that had been injected under the skin of mice. CBD also reduced lung metastases deriving from human breast cancer cells that had been injected into the paws of the animals. Researchers found that the antitumour effects of CBD were caused by induction of apoptosis. They concluded that their data "support the further testing of cannabidiol and cannabidiol-rich extracts for the potential treatment of cancer.“



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Reasons CBD Oil may be the best option:

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the about seventy active elements found in the hemp plant. It is well documented that CBD is a very potent bronchodilator and useful in the treatment of allergies.

Legal Requirements: The sale and use of CBD oil have been legalized in all 50 states of the U.S., and it is readily available for sale to people who are above the age of 18.

If you are outside of the USA, it is equally important to ask, is CBD legal in your country?

These observations are supported by investigations of US scientists who found out that exposure of leukaemia cells to CBD led to a reduction in cell viability and induction of apoptosis (McKallip et al. 2006). In living animals CBD caused a reduction in number of leukaemia cells. In a mouse model of metastatic breast cancer CBD reduced the aggressiveness of breast cancer cells (McAllister et al. 2007). CBD inhibited a protein called Id-1. Id proteins play an important role in tumour cell biology. The researchers of the California Pacific Medical.
Other groups confirmed anti-cancer effects of CBD in glioma (Solinas et al. 2013) and leukaemia cells (Scott et al. 2013). In the research on leukaemia a combination of several cannabinoids also increased the effect on cancer. The lead researcher 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.” CBD and several cannabis extracts reduced viability of prostate cancer cells (De Petrocellis et al. 2013). According to cell experiments at the University of Rostock, Germany, CBD inhibits lung cancer metastasis by increasing the concentration of a certain protein (ICAM-1) (Ramer et al. 2012). At the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain, the effects of a combination of cannabinoids and temozolomide (TMZ) were investigated in the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme in animals (Torres et al. 2011). Administration of submaximal doses of THC and CBD remarkably reduced the growth of gliomas. Moreover, treatment with TMZ and submaximal doses of THC and
CBD produced a strong anti-tumoural action in both TMZ-sensitive and TMZ- resistant tumours. Authors suggested that „the combined administration of TMZ and cannabinoids could be therapeutically exploited for the management“ of glioblastoma multiforme (glioma).