CBD and Cancer

CBD Oil and Cancer


Research suggests that cannabinoids, whether from marijuana or hemp has anti-cancer, anti-pain, and anti-nausea effects.  Recent studies have shown that use of CBD or Cannabidiol, used in conjunction with other traditional methods of cancer treatment may have a syneregistic effect, thereby increasing the effectiveness of the treatment.  

Cancer, by definition, is any cell found in the human body that has unchecked growth thereby endangering the host with its spread. With that growth comes inflammation and, often, compression of nearby tissue and organs causing pain….unrelenting and disabling. Common treatments for Cancer are chemotherapy and radiation therapy; both of which also can cause inflammation and breakdown of healthy tissue along with the tumorous cancer cells. The main symptoms most cancer patients complain of: pain, loss of appetite and nausea. Research suggests that Cannabinoids, in any form whether derived from marijuana or hemp, may be helpful for chronic pain as well as increasing appetite. Other possible effects of cannabinoids include:

-Anti-inflammatory activity.

-Blocking cell growth.

-Preventing the growth of blood vessels that supply tumors.

-Antiviral activity.


CBD Oil and Cancer Research

-Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound, inhibits proliferation and invasion in U87-MG and T98G glioma cells through a multitarget effect.

-Gamma-irradiation enhances apoptosis induced by cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic cannabinoid, in cultured HL-60 myeloblastic leukemia cells.

-Inhibition of colon carcinogenesis by a standardized Cannabis sativa extract with high content of cannabidiol.

-Cannabidiol-Induced Apoptosis in Human Leukemia Cells: A Novel Role of Cannabidiol in the Regulation of p22phox and Nox4 Expression

-Triggering of the TRPV2 channel by cannabidiol sensitizes glioblastoma cells to cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents

-Antitumor Activity of Plant Cannabinoids with Emphasis on the Effect of Cannabidiol on Human Breast Carcinoma

-Cannabinoids for Cancer Treatment: Progress and Promise

-Cannabidiol Induces Programmed Cell Death in Breast Cancer Cells by Coordinating the Cross-talk between Apoptosis and Autophagy

-Cannabidiol inhibits growth and induces programmed cell death in kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus-infected endothelium.

-Cannabidiol as a novel inhibitor of Id-1 gene expression in aggressive breast cancer cells


CBD Oil and Cancer in the News

-Cannabis and Cancer, Pt. 3: How THC and CBD work on cancer cells

-Cannabis and Cannabinoids – National Cancer Institute

-Pot compound seen as tool against cancer

-Cannabidiol inhibits growth and induces programmed cell death in kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus-infected endothelium.

-How Cannabinoids Kill Cancer - Dennis Hill


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