According to a recent National Institute of Health (NIH) study, scientists have discovered that cannabis has the ability to kill cancer cells.
The study was conducted by Dr. Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist from Compultense University in Madrid, Spain. In the course of her research, Dr. Sanchez discovered that THC can completely eliminate cancer cells.
THC is composed of cannabinoids (compounds made up of cannabinol and other active ingredients) and makes up a cannabis plant. The human body contains cannabinoid receptors that are turned on when exposed to THC. While THC is typically known for being the substance that causes the high you experience when consuming cannabis, it is also capable of killing cancerous cells without psychoactive effects.
This is all made possible through cannabinoids’ power to strengthen immune systems. A strong immune system has proven to be a cancer-killing machine.
This study, along with others that speak to the therapeutic properties inherent in the cannabis plant, is instrumental in moving along marijuana legalization and regulation. In fact, 25 states will potentially vote on cannabis legalization in some form in the 2016 election. Read more…