The simple answer to the question: “Does THC or CBD cure cancer?” is in a resounding No. Neither of them do.
Following this the questions then arises. “Can either of them help someone with cancer? The answer to this question can not be given until one can establish what a person means by “help”.
Consider the following:
Drinking a glass of water helps for cancer. Taking a walk in fresh air helps for cancer. Do any of those cure cancer? No they don’t. But do they help? Yes they do.
There are cases where THC has been shown to cause problems, like making the cancer grow faster after the body has built up a resistance to THC. Below you will find some studies relating to breast cancer and tumor growth.
When Science Becomes Important
In a study done and published in on March 15, 2005, it was shown that exposure to marijuana either recreationally or medicinally may increase the susceptibility to and/or incidence of breast cancer as well as other cancers that do not express cannabinoid receptors and are resistant to Delta9-THC-induced apoptosis. If science is of importance to you (which it is to me) you can read more on this here: Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol enhances breast cancer growth and metastasis by suppression of the antitumor immune response.
Here are some studies that show risks about THC that may be worth looking at:
Note the very specific difference between THC or Delta-9-THC and CBD. THC is the psychoactive element in marijuana. CBD is non-psychoactive and has been proven to reduce tumor growth and many other benefits. There seems to be a difference in how different parts of the body react to cancer and cannabis, especially when it comes to breast cancer. When one embarks on this journey, research is imperative because no statement is absolute or specifically 100% correct. My conclusion is that Cannabinoids may help treat the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment.
Other possible effects of cannabinoids may include:
- Anti-inflammatory activity.
- Blocking cell growth.
- Preventing the growth of blood vessels that supply tumors.
- Antiviral activity.
- Relieving muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.
Obviously one would like to avoid breast cancer, or any cancer for that matter, altogether. For me the key is to find a balanced way of living. And even more importantly to make sure the environment in your body is managed effectively through thought, belief and habits.
I found what this man says very interesting. Have a look and see what you think.