Medical Cannabis and Brain Cancer
Some people may think, there is no relationship between cannabis and brain cancer. If you are familiar with cannabis, you already knew about numerous benefits for cancer patients. The delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) compounds in cannabis helps to potentially slow the progression of a disease.
What is Brain cancer?
Brain cancer occurs when the fastest growing abnormal cells formed within the brain. The group of abnormal cells called brain tumors which can disrupt your body functions. This malignant brain tumor is fast-growing cancer that spreads to other areas of the brain and spine, which could be life-threatening. But brain cancer isn’t common. Brain cancer can have a wide variety of symptoms including seizures, sleepiness, confusion, and behavioral changes. In the late 1990s, a team of scientists at the University of Complutense in Madrid observed the effects of cannabinoids on metabolism. By injecting the cannabinoids on glioma (brain cancer) cells, cancer cells began to die.
Cannabis and Brain Cancer
The cannabinoid in medical cannabis includes apoptosis, which can kill cancer cells. Cannabinoid slows down the growth of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) pathway which plays a significant role in preventing brain tumor.
Some popular intake methods of cannabis are mentioned below for brain cancer:
Inhalation (Smoking & Vaporizing)
- Extract Oils
- Raw Juice
If you have any questions about using cannabis for the brain or any other type of cancer, contact us at Westside Station. We are one of the top medical dispensaries in Los Angeles. You can email us or call us for a professional consultation!