“The subject patent specifically covers a method for treating glioma in a human using a combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) wherein the cannabinoids are in a ratio of from 1:1 to 1:20 (THC:CBD) with the intent to reduce cell viability, inhibit cell growth or reduce tumor volume.”
Molecular Biologist Explains How THC Kills Cancer Cells. The legalization of the plant is still a highly debated topic -- despite the many case studies that support its use in treating cancers, including Leukemia. Social stigma is now the predominant factor inhibiting its use and legalization, but that perception is being changed by the many pro-cannabis supporters speaking out from various fields.
GW Pharmaceuticals, a drug company that specializes in cannabis-based pharmaceuticals, has received early approval on a patent covering the use of marijuana chemicals for treating brain cancer.
GW Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday that it has been issued a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent Office for a patent application involving the use of THC and CBD, the two main chemicals in marijuana, for treating gliomas.
In the indication for the treatment of cancer pain, GW has obtained a patent in the US, entitled "Pharmaceutical Compositions for the Treatment of Pain," (Patent number 7,968,594) which expires in September 2026. Sativex is currently in Phase 3 clinical development as a potential treatment of pain in people with advanced cancer. This Phase 3 program is intended to support the submission of a New Drug Application for Sativex in cancer pain with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and elsewhere.
In July 2011, I was diagnosed with Anal Canal Cancer and was given 2 to 4 months to live. My sister told me to watch the movie "Run From the Cure: A Rick Simpson Story" and I decided to treat my cancer with Rick Simpson's cannabis oil instead of chemo and radiation therapy prescribed by my doctor. In September 2012, my doctor declared me cancer free. I had a chance to tell my story during an interview with a local radio station in Nanaimo, BC back in January 2013. This is my story.
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A scientist in the United Kingdom has found that compounds derived from marijuana can kill cancerous cells found in people with leukemia, a form of cancer that is expected to cause an estimated 24,000 deaths in the United States this year.
"Cannabinoids have a complex action; it hits a number of important processes that cancers need to survive," study author Dr. Wai Liu, an oncologist at the University of London's St. George medical school, told The Huffington Post. "For that reason, it has really good potential over other drugs that only have one function. I am impressed by its activity profile, and feel it has a great future, especially if used with standard chemotherapies."
Researchers from Temple University School of Medicine have found more evidence supporting the use of marijuana-based treatments in Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and multiple sclerosis.
Biochemist Dennis Hill, who cured his stage 4 prostate cancer with Cannabis oil, explains how it works | Patients for Medical Cannabis
Biochemist Dennis Hill graduated from the University of Houston and did his Graduate Work at Baylor Medical School. Dennis worked as a Cancer Researcher at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. When Dennis was diagnosed with advanced stage prostate cancer, which had metastasized to other parts of his body, he started researching. Since Dennis has a family history of prostate cancer, and he often witnessed ineffective results while working in cancer research, he felt a new approach was in order.
After researching possible alternatives Dennis ran across information about Rick Simpson using cannabis concentrate, which is an extract of the essential oil which is extracted from marijuana and contains cannabinoids. Simpson was using the oil to treat a wide variety of illness, including cancer. The more Dennis researched, the more he understood how cannabis worked on cancer. He has included 2 papers for the review of anyone interested that go into the science of how cannabis kills cancer. He was determined to give it a try, and decided to tell his doctor that he would be using cannabis concentrate alone for his treatment. He did not want to risk more damage to his body from chemo, so he chose to start the cannabis oil regime without any other treatment.
Could marijuana be GOOD for mental health? Breakthrough study claims the drug could be used to help treat depression | Mail Online
THC was administered to one group while another was given a placebo.
The men were then asked to mimic images of facial expressions either 'happy' or 'fearful'.
According to the study, people who had THC in their bloodstream were less accurate in matching the fearful facial expressions.
However, they were able to perfectly copy those that looked happy.
The results were confirmed by MRI scans of the men’s brains that revealed a beneficial effect of THC on emotion-processing cerebral regions.
'THC administration reduces the negative bias in emotional processing,' said the report.
2 yr old Landon Riddle has Leukemia, Landon almost died from chemo, now he is using cannabis oil and almost instantly his blood levels returned to that of someone that is cancer free! His cancer is in remission after 3 weeks of using cannabis oil!
Wednesday 19 August 2009
Cancer Research UK Press Release
ACTIVE chemicals in cannabis have been shown to halt prostate cancer cell growth according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer today.Researchers from the University of Alcala, in Madrid tested the effects of the active chemicals in cannabis called cannabinoids on three human prostate cancer cell lines - called PC-3, DU-a45 and LNCaP.The prostate cancer cells carry molecular ‘garages’- called receptors- in which cannabinoids can 'park'.The scientists showed for the first time that if cannabinoids ‘park’ on a receptor called CB2, the cancer cells stop multipyling.
The NYU Langone Center researchers utilized brain imaging technology to highlight the connection between the number of cannabinoid receptors in the brain and PTSD. The cannabinoid receptors, known as CB1 receptors, are activated in the brain when a person uses marijuana, which can lead to impaired short-term memory and reduced anxiety.
CB1 receptors are part of the body's natural endocannabinoid system, a network of chemicals and signaling pathways in the body which plays a role in memory formation, appetite, pain tolerance and mood. Animal studies have shown that cannabis, along with natural neurotransmitters produced in the brain, can impair memory and reduce anxiety when the activate CB1 receptors in the brain.
There is a truth that must be heard! The new study is the first to show, through brain imaging, that people with PTSD have remarkably lower concentrations of at least one of these endocannabinoids -- anandamide -- than people without PTSD.
The findings pave the way for development of the first-ever medication designed specifically to treat PTSD, something that researchers say is desperately needed.
Smell the Truth » Smoking Marijuana Causes ‘Complete Remission’ of Crohn’s Disease, No Side Effects, New Study Shows
Marijuana – scientific name “cannabis” – performed like a champ in the first-ever placebo-controlled trial of the drug to treat Crohn’s Disease, also known as inflammatory bowel disease.The disease of the digestive tract afflicts 400,000 – 600,000 people in North America alone causing abdominal pain, diarrhea which can be bloody, severe vomiting, weight loss, as well as secondary skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, tiredness, and lack of concentration.Smoking pot caused a “complete remission” of Crohn’s disease compared to placebo in half the patients who lit up for eight weeks, according to clinical trial data to be published the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Cannabis is one of the most powerful healing plants in the world and it makes cancer essentially disappear. Cannabis compounds are responsible for halting the growth factors that are responsible for metastatic growth.
Although there has been scientific evidence that marijuana can shrink and even kill tumors since the 1970s, much of the recent public interest in this research has been inspired by Run From The Cure, a documentary about a Canadian man who claims that the concentrated oil from the cannabis plant has cured his skin cancer. He then tries the cure on a number of other cancer victims in his community with similar results.
The Data is Very Strong: Marijuana Plant Extract Stops Cancers From Spreading | Sagacious News Network
The data is very strong and there’s no toxicity associated with A compound found in cannabis could halt the spread of many forms of aggressive cancer, scientists say.
The first research to show marijuana’s anti-tumor properties was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Los Angeles in 2007 demonstrating that THC may activate biological pathways that halt cancer cell division or block development of blood vessels that feed tumors. It then became a target of synthetic research into THC for drugs such as ImClone System Inc.’s Erbitux and Amgen Inc.’s Vectibix.
Prof David Nutt says he has funding to research the use of the chemical psilocybin - found in fungi known as "magic mushrooms" to treat depression.
But he says "insane" regulations mean he cannot get hold of the drug.
The Home Office said there was "no evidence" that regulations were a barrier to research.