Cancer & CBD

Published on 16 October 2023 at 09:00

Information regarding Cancer and it’s relations with CBD/THC


               Cannabinoids are known to have palliative effects in oncology, including relief of
chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting, appetite stimulation, pain
relief,mood-elevation, and sleep in cancer patients.

               Evidence has been accumulating over the past decades that cannabinoids also
have beneficial effects beyond palliative care, entering the “domain of disease
modulation” Better quality research is needed, but the direct anti-cancer effects that
have been demonstrated so far include tumor-shrinking cancer properties, inhibition of
the growth of new cancer cells, and prevention of metisses. Research has
demonstrated regression of a number of different cancer types.

               Authors of 2013 evidence reviews on CBD and cancer wrote that “cannabinoids
posses anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects and they are known to interfere with
tumor neovascularization, cancer cell migration, adhesion,invasion and metastasis.
However, the clinical use delta 9 THC and additional cannabinoid against is often limited
by their unwanted psychoactive side effects, and for this reason interest in
non-psychoactive cannabinoids compounds...such as CBD, has substantially increased
in recent years.”

                 A number of recent studies limited to THC and CBD as synthetic cannabinoids
showed anti-cancer effects. A Japanese study using THC determined that is had
anti-inflammatory effects and reduced the growth of tumors in mice.

               Another study found that CBD may prevent cancer caused by smoking tobacco,
linked to cytochrome P450, family 1, member A1 (CYPIA1). CYPIA1 is a protein found
in humans. This protein is harmless at low levels but have been shown to be cancerous
in high amounts. CBD was shown to bind to the protein and was able to keep it from
increasing. It controlled CYPIA1 at a normal, healthy level, exerting a preventative effect
on cancer caused by smoking.

               Using cannabis as a therapy to reduce cancer activities and tumor size does
require a high dose of cannabis medicine. THC is very effective in shrinking the tumor
size, and CBD is very effective in stopping the proliferation of new cancer cells. While
both THC and CBD are effective anti-cancer agents, the combination of the various
cannabinoids and terpenes found in products derived from the whole plant is the most
effective approach.

              “In addition to active cannabinoids, cannabis plants also contain a multitude of
other therapeutic agents” said Dr. David Meiri, a lead researcher in an Israeli study
considered the most in-depth so far cancer patients and cannabis and involving fifty

different strains of cannabis and over two hundred cancer cell lines.”Terpenoids and
flavonoids are usually present in small quantities, but can have beneficial therapeutic
effects, especially as synchronizing as compounds to cannabinoids. Varieties high in
myrcene, limonene and linalool are recommended”


Common strains with high Mycene:
● OG Kush
● Blue Dream
● Grape Ape
● Granddaddy Purple
● Jillybean
● Purple Urkle
● Remedy
● Tangie
● Miracle Alien Cookies

Common Strains with high Limonene:
● Berry White
● Blue Runtz
● Clementine
● Durban Poison
● Gelato
● Grapefruit Kush
● LA Confidential

Common strains with high Linalool:
● Amnesia Haze
● Do Si Dos
● Granddaddy Purple
● Lavender/Lavender Kush
● LA Confidential
● Kosher Kush
● OG Kush

If you wish to know more please read our book: CBD: A patient’s guide to medical cannabis.

Please note that we are not doctors and no study is conclusive at the moment. We advise guests to talk to their doctor about what is best for their health and symptom management.

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