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Science Supporting Cannabis' Beneficial Effects on Cancer

I know how difficult it can be to support your argument for the legalization of cannabis or medical marijuana. It's easy to say that cannabis cures cancer, but where is the evidence behind it? My goal with this article is to provide as much reference material possible for any arguments or essays that you may be concocting about cannabis - or simply for educational purposes. GENERAL CANCER

BLADDER / URETHRAL CANCER- TRPV2 activation induces apoptotic cell death in human T24 bladder cancer cells: a potential therapeutic target for bladder cancer.

BREAST CANCER- Cannabinoids may be therapeutic in breast cancer.

CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA CANCER- The endocannabinoid anandamide inhibits cholangiocarcinoma growth via activation of the noncanonical Wnt signaling pathway

GASTRIC CANCER- Intractable nausea and vomiting due to gastrointestinal mucosal metastases relieved by tetrahydrocannabinol (dronabinol.)

HEAD AND NECK CANCER- Cannabis use and cancer of the head and neck: Case-control study

KIDNEY CANCER- Cannabinoid CB(1 receptor is expressed in chromophobe renal cell carcinoma and renal oncocytoma.)

LUNG CANCER- Cannabidiol inhibits lung cancer cell invasion and metastasis via intercellular adhesion molecule-1.

MELANOMA CANCER- The antimitogenic effect of the cannabinoid receptor agonist WIN55212-2 on human melanoma cells is mediated by the membrane lipid raft.

PANCREATIC CANCER- Cannabinoid derivatives induce cell death in pancreatic MIA PaCa-2 cells via a receptor-independent mechanism.

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