Cancer is a modern day health scourge for humans, and somehow or rather, I cannot help but lay some of the blame due to the amount of chemicals that are around us as well as our consumption of processed food. Our ancestors certainly had a far lower rate of cancer compared to today, but then again, they had other stuff to worry about such as the Spanish Flu and what-not. The fight against cancer has seen a fair amount of advancements made in our favor, but it has not yet managed to eradicate the disease once and for all. For some, cancer is still a death sentence. Here is an interesting bit of news though – a new study claims that the non-hallucinogenic parts of cannabis could be processed into a potentially highly effective anti-cancer drugs.
Dr. Wai Liu said, “This study is a critical step in unpicking the mysteries of cannabis as a source of medicine. The cannabinoids examined have minimal, if any, hallucinogenic side effects, and their properties as anti-cancer agents are promising. These agents are able to interfere with the development of cancerous cells, stopping them in their tracks and preventing them from growing. In some cases, by using specific dosage patterns, they can destroy cancer cells on their own.”
Sounds like the dream drug for many, eh? Of course, plenty more research needs to be performed in this area before such a claim can be justified or proven, so let us not count our chickens before they hatch.
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