Judging by the over a million Internet search results, it’s no doubt that cannabis oil has become a popular topic as of late especially as a potentially miraculous treatment for any number of devastating conditions like cancer. But what exactly is cannabis oil and are the claims about it too good to be true you ask? Marijuana oil is merely the concentrated, distilled form of the plant most commonly known as marijuana, with all the plant material stripped away via a solvent.
Though it’s also used with other oils to whip up an assortment of edible pot-infused treats, cannabis oil has achieved the most notoriety for its possible medicinal uses. Like marijuana, cannabis oil contains two primary ingredients: the high-inducing THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and cannabidiol (CBD), the second most active ingredient in marijuana. Typically, oil brands marketed for medicinal uses contain much less THC than your average joint but both ingredients have been touted for their curative powers.
When it comes to cannabidiol and its related cousin chemicals, all broadly called cannabinoids, there’s some support showing they can reduce chemotherapy-related pain and other symptoms like vomiting and nausea in patients. Elsewhere, other research has shown cannabinoids can uniquely target and kill cancer cells and there have even been anecdotes of supposedly miraculous recoveries from cancer as a result of using cannabis oil. Many of these promising studies, however, are generally in the earliest stages of research. Maybe cannabinoids can eliminate cancer cells or cut off their blood supply in the real world, or maybe, like many a purported cancer cure, they can only work in the lab.
What we do know is that desperate people have been taken for a ride when it comes to cannabis oil. Cancer Research noted in 2015 that online sites are tricking cancer patients and their families into handing over money for ‘cannabis oil’, yet receiving hemp infused oil and not CBD from a real cannabis flower.
Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the world. Lung tumors that over-produce the EGF receptor tend to be extra-aggressive and don’t respond well to chemotherapy. THC is the main active ingredient of Cannabis sativa –marijuana. It has been shown to inhibit tumor growth in cancer, but specific information on its action against lung cancer has so far been limited.
In the new study, the researchers first showed that two different lung cancer lines, as well as samples from patient lung tumors, produced the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. Endocannabinoids Also know as cannabinoids produced naturally in the body are thought to have an effect on pain, anxiety and inflammation when they bind to cannabinoid receptors.
If you or someone you know has cancer and is interested in the benefits of medical marijuana, please contact the NHSOF MD group of licensed and certified medical marijuana doctors. We have locations for Florida medical marijuana all over the State. Please contact us to get qualified for a Sarasota Florida medical marijuana card approval today.