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Cancer and THC

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments ·

Introduction to THCHistory of THCTHC in the NewsCancer and THC

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Connection with Cancer:

  • THC and Marijuana do not cause lung cancer, this is a common misconception because many people tie it in with tabacco products
  • THC is not a cure for cancer either, but it does help many people with the pain of chemotherapy
  • Although it is not a cure for cancer, there has been instances where THC as cut the growth of lung cancer by half. The study has only been done on mice at this point, but is in the process of injecting THC into humans.
  • Research as shown that THC can block the production of malformed cells that are the hallmark for Alzheimer’s Disease better then any other drug that is being prescribed now
  • It is believed that 4.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease in America
  • Other investigations have shown that years of heavy marijuana use, four or more joints a week, can impair memory, decision-making and the ability to pay attention to more than one thing at a time.

THC is now being able to treat the following:

  1. As an antiemetic to control nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy.
  2. As an antiemetic to control nausea and vomiting associated with the use of drugs for controlling the spread of the AIDS virus; without which patients could regurgitate the nausea inducing drugs before being properly absorbed by the body.
  3. To retard or reverse the weight reduction syndrome of AIDS.
  4. To control seizures in patients suffering from epilepsy.
  5. To reduce pressure within the eyes associated with glaucoma.
  6. To alleviate muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis.
  7. To alleviate pain and muscle spasms for paraplegics and quadriplegics. (Karl Harrison)


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