The Economist magazine once famously wrote that “if marijuana were unknown… and just being discovered today, the plant would be hailed as a medical breakthrough.” When one views the full spectrum recent cannabinoid research, which outlines the many ailments marijuana has already been proven to treat, its cannabinoids are now believed to hold limitless possibilities for other applications – by many in the medical community.
As scientists around the world continue to study the cannabis plant, many in the medical world are searching for the path forward, seeking legitimacy for the plants 60 plus cannabinoids.
Some of the more current cannabinoid research being produced is hailing from the esteemed University of South Carolina. This groundbreaking research is being conducted by a professor of pathology and microbiology, and is demonstrating that marijuana’s primary psychoactive cannabinoid, THC, is actually responsible for activating one of the body’s natural defense mechanisms for fighting off lung cancer. By triggering the body’s CB1 receptors.
While this video deals with many different aspects of marijuana as medicine – from both haters of the natural form of cannabinoids and supporters. The research regarding cancer being killed in mice by the use of cannabinoids appears around the around the 7 min. mark on this video. Enjoy and spread the word!