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Medical Marijuana for Cancer

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Research into the benefits of medical marijuana has shown that it can ease some of the pain and symptoms caused by cancer. Here at Sensible Seeds we are excited to have embarked on a project of research to look into cannabis strains and treatments that will most benefit you if you are suffering from cancer and are searching for medical marijuana for cancer use. Sensible Seeds is committed to finding useful cannabis strains and associated medical marijuana information for your use. We are constantly updating our website when new discoveries come to light. Sensible Seeds have sourced information from a variety of well-established medical marijuana websites and a summary of this information is laid out for you below.

 What is cancer?

Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs. In many instances cancer begins in one part of the body before spreading to other areas. This process is known as metastasis.

Cancer is a common condition. In 2009, 320,467 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the UK alone. In the western world, more than one in three people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. There are over 200 different types of cancer, and each has its own method of diagnosis, symptoms and treatment.  

The symptoms of cancer

Any changes to the body's normal processes coupled with symptoms that are out of the ordinary can sometimes be an early indicator of cancer. This may be a lump that suddenly appears, unexplained bleeding, changes to bowel habits. Anything unusual needs to be checked by your doctor. 

Conventional Cancer treatment

Each specific type of cancer has its own set of treatment methods. These can include chemotherapy (powerful cancer-killing medication) and radiotherapy (the controlled use of high energy X-rays). Surgery is also an option to remove cancerous tissue. 

Medical Marijuana for cancer

Medical marijuana is an effective cancer treatment and an alternative to many of the drugs that are currently used to treat cancers.  Medical marijuana patients have found that MMJ can help to alleviate symptoms associated with traditional cancer treatment and its side-effects, including nausea and vomiting. In a study undertaken by the University of Arkansas, cannabinoids significantly reduced vomiting and nausea in breast cancer patients following breast surgery. Medical marijuana patients also tended to have a better appetite which improved cancer treatment related anorexia. 

Medical Marijuana for Cancer Patients

In spite of current legal restrictions on the use of marijuana which have prevented researchers from conducting the clinical trials necessary to fully understand the myriad ways in which medical marijuana can help cancer MMJ patients, some studies have found that marijuana slows the invasion of cervical cancer and lung cancer cells. Cannabidiol, one of the five cannabinoids found in medical marijuana, also inhibits tumour growth in leukaemia and breast cancer in medical marihuana patients.

Cannabinoids may very well be one of the best disease and cancer fighting treatments out there. Cannabinoids are the group of related compounds that include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis. They activate cannabinoid receptors in the body. The body itself produces compounds called endocannabinoids and they play a role in many processes within the body that help to create a healthy environment. Cannabinoids also help the immune system to regenerate as needed which is a must for MMJ patients.

Cannabinoids are also found in cannabis and hemp. Hemp contains 0.3% THC while cannabis is 0.4% THC or higher. (Technically they are both strains of Cannabis Sativa.)  Cannabinoids have been proven to reduce cancer cells as they have a great impact on the rebuilding of the immune system. While not every strain of cannabis has the same effect, more and more MMJ patients are seeing success in cancer reduction in a short period of time by using cannabis. Cannabis is more effective generally when eaten rather than smoked.

One study published in the British Journal of Cancer, conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in Madrid, concluded that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoids inhibit tumour growth. THC was found to decrease tumour cells in two out of the nine MMJ patients. Meanwhile another study published in The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics acknowledged the fact that cannabinoids have been shown to possess antitumor properties. This study examined the effect of cannabidiol (CBD, non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound) on human glioma cell lines. The addition of cannabidiol led to a dramatic drop in the viability of glioma cells (brain tumours). The study concluded that cannabidiol was able to produce a significant antitumor activity among medical marijuana patients.

With regards to breast cancer, a study published in the US National Library of Medicine, conducted by the California Pacific Medical Centre determined that cannabidiol (CBD) inhibits human breast cancer cell proliferation and invasion and that CBD significantly reduces tumour mass. A separate study published in The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics agreed.

Lung cancer is one of the most dangerous forms of cancer. A study published in the journal Oncogene, by Harvard Medical Schools Experimental Medicine Department concluded that THC inhibits epithelial growth factor induced lung cancer cell migration and more. Meanwhile a study by the Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology, from the Department of General Surgery in Germany determined that cannabinoids inhibit cancer cell invasion. Effects were confirmed in primary tumour cells from a lung cancer patient.  Overall, data indicated that cannabinoids decrease cancer cell invasiveness.

Cannabinoid receptors have been found to decrease prostatic cancer cells in a number of studies while a study published in the journal Molecular Pharmacology demonstrated that cannabinoids induce growth inhibition and apoptosis in matle cell lymphoma. The study was supported by grants from the Swedish Cancer Society, The Swedish Research Council and the Cancer Society in Stockholm.

Other research has demonstrated that cannabinoids are potent inhibitors of cellular respiration and are toxic to highly malignant oral tumours, and that THC reduces the viability of human HCC cell lines (Human hepatocellular liver carcinoma cell line) and reduces the growth. A study published in The American Journal of Cancer determined that cannabinoid receptors are expressed in human pancreatic tumour cell lines and tumour biopsies at much higher levels than in normal pancreatic tissue. Results showed that cannabinoid administration induced apoptosis. They also reduced the growth of tumour cells, and inhibited the spreading of pancreatic tumour cells.

Studies in animals have found that cannabinoids inhibit tumour growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumours to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells. For example studies on mice showed that cannabinoids protect against inflammation of the colon and have the potential to reduce the risk of colon cancer. A laboratory study of cannabidiol in oestrogen receptor positive and oestrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells found that cannabidiol caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells.

 Medical marijuana for cancer – Sensible Seeds

The Sensible Seeds team are constantly updating the list of the marijuana seeds available for cancer MMJ patients. Keep checking the Sensible Seeds websites for updates on how research is progressing into medical marijuana for cancer and feel free to get in touch with us if you have any queries about becoming an MMJ patient.

DNA Genetics - Lemon OG Kush - Feminised - 

Dr Underground - Pain Killer - Feminized - 

Rare Dankness Seeds - Blue OX - Regular - 

Rare Dankness Seeds - Commerce City Kush - Regular - 

Rare Dankness Seeds - Dark Shadow Haze - Regular - 

Rare Dankness Seeds - El Jefe - Regular - 

Rare Dankness Seeds - Lee Roy - Regular - 

Rare Dankness Seeds - Vale ‘Vale’ Haze  -Regular - 

TGA Subcool Seeds - Pennywise - Regular - 

BC Bud Depot – The Black –Regular - 

Jordan of the Islands – Blue God – Regular  - 

Dinafem – Blue Cheese – Feminised - 

Dinafem – Blue Cheese – Auto Feminised - 

Big Buddha – Blue Cheese – Feminised - 

Big Buddha – Blue Cheese – Auto Feminised - 

Barney’s Farm – Blue Cheese – Feminised -

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Sensible Seeds source all their medical marijuana information from related MMJ sites on the web. This information comes from reliable sources though we cannot be 100% certain of its accuracy. Medical Marijuana strains listed for helping certain medical conditions are again sourced from other medical marijuana web sites and are not officially approved by any government organisation. Recommended strains usually come from individuals that discovered that a particular strain helped them for a particular condition though this may vary from person to person. Our Medical information serves only as a guideline and customers are advised to make their own independent research. Sensible Seeds are not qualified medical practitioners and source any medical info from information already present on the internet. We cannot accept any liability for any issue arising for information provided on our website.

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