There seems to be a respectable number of scientists and physicians that believe that many cancers might be cured by simply eating Cannabidiol rich marijuana or by taking CBD derived from medicinal hemp. The website of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov) acknowledges the following facts:
Have any preclinical (laboratory or animal) studies been conducted using Cannabis or cannabinoids?
Preclinical studies of cannabinoids have investigated the following activities:
- Studies in mice and rats have shown that cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.
- A study in mice showed that cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may have potential in reducing the risk of colon cancer, and possibly in its treatment.
- A laboratory study of delta-9-THC in hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) cells showed that it damaged or killed the cancer cells. The same study of delta-9-THC in mouse models of liver cancer showed that it had antitumor effects. Delta-9-THC has been shown to cause these effects by acting on molecules that may also be found in non-small cell lung cancer cells and breast cancer cells.
- A laboratory study of cannabidiol in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells.
Here are the most authoritative videos and links on the cancer fighting properties of medicinal marijuana that I've encountered to date.
Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants - United States Patent # 6,630,507
Cannabinoids: Potential Anticancer Agents by Manuel Guzmán
Antitumor activity of plant cannabinoids with emphasis on the effect of cannabidiol on human breast carcinoma
Antitumor effects of cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive cannabinoid, on human glioma cell lines
Ongoing clinical trials with cannabidiol
Clinical studies with cannabis or single cannabinoids in different diseases and case reports on the use of cannabis by patients
Cannabinoids: potential anticancer agents
Science: Cannabidiol inhibits tumour growth in leukaemia and breast cancer in animal studies
Cannabinoids induce apoptosis of pancreatic tumor cells via endoplasmic reticulum stress-related genes
Marijuana takes on colon cancer
Cannabinoids including THC, induce apoptosis in leukemic cells
Cannabinoids: novel medicines for the treatment of Huntington's disease
"A significant number of anecdotal observations have accumulated that suggest people suffering from a variety of cancers appear to have been cured by ingesting what is known as Rick Simpson's hemp oil." - Dr. Melamede, President & CEO, Cannabis Science / University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
RUN FROM THE CURE - The Rick Simpson Story (All 7 segments in 58 minutes)
Prostate Cancer Cured with Cannabis Oil - Part 1
Prostate Cancer Cured with Cannabis Oil - Part 2
The American College of Physicians (ACP) "encourages the use of non-smoked forms of THC (the main psychoactive element in marijuana)"