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Whole-Plant Marijuana Can Kill Cancer Cells, Even Shrink Brain Tumors

by Sheela Philomena on April 12, 2015 at 2:02 PM
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Whole-Plant Marijuana Can Kill Cancer Cells, Even Shrink Brain Tumors

Animal studies conducted by researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) find that extracts from whole-plant marijuana were found to kill cancer cells and shrink brain tumors. Extracts from the plants can help enhance the impact of radiation therapy, the Mirror reported.

According to the reports, recent animal studies have shown that marijuana can kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others.


Research in mice showed that these extracts, when used with radiation, increased the cancer-killing effects of the radiation.

Source: ANI


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