How Marijuana Can Disrupt Leukemia Cancer Cells, New Research

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How Marijuana Can Disrupt Leukemia Cancer Cells, New Research

Leukemia Cancer, is the blanket term for the four different types of cancer found in bone marrow and blood cells. There are roughly 200,000 U.S. cases per year and typically found in adults over the age of 55, but also found in children under the age of 15.While chemotherapy and other treatments are available, a recent study not only proves that that cannabinoids are anticancer agents, but that there are six different cannabinoids (the chemical compounds found in cannabis plant) that have anticancer effects on Leukemia Cancer cells specifically.

Dr. Wai Lui an oncologist and his team of researchers at the Department of Oncology at St. George’s, University London discovered that these cannabinoids were able to interfere and disrupt the development of cancerous cells. They also noted that in certain cases, when using specific dosage patterns, these six cannabinoids have the ability to destroy cancer cells on their own.