July 29th, 2014 | By admin
Naysayers claim that medical marijuana is just an excuse to get high, but researchers have found that this magical herb has many major health benefits after all. Hate to say we told you so, but … we told you so.
CBD is thought to have the ability to treat everything from seizures to anxiety to cancer with plenty of individual stories to back up the theories, but even the more psychoactive THC has its purpose when it comes to the big C. Let’s take a look at a few of the ways cannabis kicks cancer’s ass:
- 1. CBD Saves the Boobies, and the Lungs, and the Colon
And lots of other things. According to the US National Cancer Institute, cannabidiol has been shown in a wide variety of research studies to squash cancerous tumor cells in at least a dozen different ways. CBD has killed breast cancer cells in both living organisms and lab settings by triggering programmed cell death. CBD has slowed the growth and spread of tumors in lung cancer studies. And, CBD appears to have protected lab mice from developing colon cancer when exposed to known cancer-causing agents. Best of all, the CBD did not damage the surrounding non-cancerous tissue, a result very unlike many traditional treatments.
- 2. Medical Marijuana Reduces Nausea & Improves Appetite
Everyone from high-profile TV doctors to many general practitioners will tell you that nothing seems to fix chemo-related nausea and loss of appetite like a little medical marijuana. Whether the patient enjoys the occasional toke or uses a concentrated CBD paste or oil, most are able to maintain a better quality of life and higher energy levels than those who don’t. The official study was conducted by the University of Arkansas, but anecdotal evidence is rampant across the Internet – Google it & you’ll see.
- 3. Cannabis Helps Patients Keep Fighting the Good Fight
Something as simple as the patient’s will to live & belief that they can fight off disease is sometimes better than any treatment under the sun. When chosen carefully, cannabis can lift the patient’s mood, reduce their stress levels and keep them thinking positive thoughts. Plus, the golden rule should be that if you get cancer, you can do whatever the f*ck you want.
So, chalk one up for medical marijuana and alternative treatment plans. No one’s recommending cannabis as a preventative measure like taking your vitamins & eating your veggies just yet, but hey – it could happen.