Marijuana, or better known as ‘pot’ has always been nothing but a common drug used to get high. Suddenly, out of nowhere came this eye opening piece of news that the active ingredient in marijuana may help fight lung cancer.
Researchers at Harvard University found that the substance called THC stops tumor growth in common lung cancer by 50% while preventing the progress of the cancer cells circulating. Dr. Len Horovotz of Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC confirmed the suppressive effects of THC in several lines of cancer cells. When injected into 15 mice with prostate cancer, this ‘smart bomb’ therapy eliminated all signs of cancer! Effectively curing the rodents. Researchers at Columbia University, in New York City, said the therapy also worked in rats with breast cancer and melanomas.
As the findings are fresh out of the oven it advised to approach the matter carefully. The only animal tested on are lab rats injected with human cancer cells. Findings were reported at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Los Angeles in mid April 2007.
Note that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the world. The kind that over-produces EGF receptors tend to be extra-aggressive and don’t respond well to chemotherapy.
You know what’s the funniest thing that could happen if all goes well?
Encouraging cigarette smokers to add marijuana.
Marijuana, the cure for lung cancer?