Why The NIH May Be Investigating Cannabinoids For Possible Cancer Treatment

The evidence that cannabinoids fight cancer has been accruing since 1974 (at least), when researchers at the University of Virginia determined that both  inhibited a form of lung cancer. Since then, hundreds of studies have further confirmed the anti-cancer effects of those major cannabinoids, as well as other less popular cannabinoids, like cannabichromene (CBC) and cannabigerol (CBG).
The evidence that cannabinoids fight cancer has been accruing since 1974 (at least), when researchers at the University of Virginia determined that both tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) inhibited a form of lung cancer. Since then, hundreds of studies have further confirmed the anti-cancer effects of those major cannabinoids, as well as other less popular cannabinoids, like cannabichromene (CBC) and cannabigerol (CBG).

Government Acknowledges Cannabis May Fight Cancer
However, for the past few years, the United States government has been dancing around the fact that cannabis or cannabinoid products may fight cancer in humans. In March 2011, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) made a public statement: “In the practice of integrative oncology, the health care provider may recommend medicinal Cannabis not only for symptom management but also for its possible direct anti-tumor effect.”

 

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