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Marijuana helps cancer

January 27 2008
14:00

The active ingredient of marijuana in some cases prevents the growth of cancer cells, say researchers from Germany.

Cannabinoids, the active components of marijuana, and had previously been used in the course of anticancer therapy, mainly to suppress adverse effects such as pain, weight loss and nausea. However, a study published in the German Journal of the National Cancer Institute "demonstrates that marijuana can be used as a medicine against cancer.

Researchers from the University of Rostock is now preparing to conduct a series of clinical studies to validate their initial experiments, who stopped the metastasis of cancer cells with cannabinoids, transfers MIGnews.com.

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