A compound found in cannabis may prove to be effective at helping stop the spread of breast cancer cells throughout the body, but not smoking as the amount of effective levels needed would not be great enough according to the article..BD
Newswise A compound found in cannabis may prove to be effective at helping stop the spread of breast cancer cells throughout the body. Thats the finding of a new study published in the latest issue of the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. The study, by scientists at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, is raising hope that CBD, a compound found in Cannabis sativa, could be the first non-toxic agent to show promise in treating metastatic forms of breast cancer. Right now we have a limited range of options in treating aggressive forms of cancer, says Sean D. McAllister, Ph.D., a cancer researcher at CPMCRI and the lead author of the study. Those treatments, such as chemotherapy, can be effective but they can also be extremely toxic and difficult for patients. This compound offers the hope of a non-toxic therapy that could achieve the same results without any of the painful side effects.
The study was primarily funded by the California Breast Cancer Research Program. However, the researchers point out that this is not a recommendation for people with breast cancer to smoke marijuana. They say it is highly unlikely that effective concentrations of CBD could be reached by smoking cannabis.