New Discovery About How THC May Slow Tumor Growth

It was discovered a new channel of communication between cells that allows the THC increased effectiveness in killing tumors by triggering the death of diseased cells. A recent research conducted by the Department of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia in the UK together with the Complutense University has confirmed the action of THC against cancer cells and identified new neurotransmitters involved in the regression of tumors. Experiments on mice with human breast cancer cells revealed the autodestructing of the cells and a slowdown in the growth of new cancer cells following the administration of THC.


The most important result of the new research is the proof of action of THC through cellular receptors and CB2, which increase in cancer cells. Assimilation of cannabinoid CB2 and GPR55 through then added to the already known activation of the CB1 receptor to change the mechanisms of cellular regulation. In addition to the results are mentioned two cases of patients with aggressive brain tumors, whose cells have begun autodestructing following the administration of intracranial THC.

The head of the research team, Dr. Peter McCormick points out that this study contributes to a better understanding of the effects of THC on tumor growth at low and high doses. In an interview reported by LeafScience about these results, McCormick recommended cannabis to patients with self-care. You can buy here medical cannabis for cancer therapy if your doctor recommends it.