A new page has been written on Medical Marijuana, as the US federal government now publicly recognizes that the cannabis plant has the ability to greatly reduce aggressive types of brain tumors. The research conducted about the cannabis plant’s healing properties were done in combination with radiation treatment.
For years, cannabis consumers have been preaching about the healing powers of the flower and now have strong evidence to back up that claim.
Researchers from a St. George’s University of London documented that mice suffering from high grade glioma masses, which is a deadly form of brain cancer, had reduction when treated with cannabis and exposure to radiation.
THC and CBD were two active cannabinoids, which made the tumors more receptive to the radiation sessions.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has still yet to acknowledge the medical value of cannabis, however, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is changing their view, as a revised issue of the Medical Marijuana policy has been submitted, which includes the research from St. George’s University of London, along with other international studies.
More research from the UK is proving that a combination of cannabinoids are effective in killing cancerous cells present with patients suffering from leukemia, as well as prevents the spread of HIV.
CBD, a cannibinoid which is non-psychoactive, is being used to treat children suffering from seizures.
The misconception that inhaling smoke is starting to surface, as cannabis is proving far less harmful than perceived. A study held at Emory University, showed that long term use does not lead to any significant lung damage; these results have been proven before.
As more information about the medical value that cannabis posses that is being revealed is rising questions about the classification of cannabis as a Schedule 1 Drug, meaning that it is highly addictive and posses no medical value.
The recent studies and claims about benefits Medical Marijuana have been major issues when debating the medicinal values of the plant. There are more than 20 states across the nation, as well as the D.C., which have recognized medical cannabis in one form or another.
“I am a Vietnam Vet and can only imagine how things would have been,” one war veteran wrote in his petition to have PTSD included among the conditions in Illinois’ Medical Marijuana program. “While visiting in Colorado I had the benefit of trying cannabis in candy form…. and I felt wonderful. No thoughts of violence, self-deprecation, or hopelessness. My life would be different today.”