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Category: Celebrities | Posted on Fri, September, 21st 2012 by THCFinder
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CA scientists prove marijuana fights aggressive cancers, human trials soon
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, September, 20th 2012 by THCFinder
A pair of scientists at San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute are preparing to release research data which proves cannabidiol (CBD) - a marijuana compound - has the ability to "turn off" the activity of a gene which causes cancers to metastasize.
"The preclinical trial data is very strong, and there's no toxicity. There's really a lot of research to move ahead with and to get people excited," said Sean McAllister, who along with scientist Pierre Desprez, has been studying the active molecules in marijuana - called cannabinoids - as potent inhibitors of metastatic disease for the past decade, according to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Marijuana is already proven to alleviate nausea and pain related to cancer therapies, but these recent findings indicate a much more vast use for the natural plant which has been vilified by politicians and U.S. laws for decades.
McAllister's previous research has shown marijuana has anti-cancer properties as well.
The implications of further scientific research are staggering, yet severely limited, given current federal prohibition of the cannabis plant.
After seeing the initial results of testing cancer cells with the CBD compounds found in marijuana, Desprez and McAllister wondered if they'd made an error, so they repeated the tests again and again, each time receiving the same result: the cancer cells not only stopped acting "crazy" but reverted to a normal, healthy state.
"It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited," said Desprez to The Huffington Post. "We want to get started with trials as soon as possible."
Desprez hopes the human clinical trials will start without delay.
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