For year's people have been touting the benefits of the cannabis plant, and there are even documentaries that are floating around Hulu, Netflix, and other streaming services that are sharing this information. Now before you, we have even more confirmation in this latest study that involved mice with pancreatic cancer, which were treated with a combination of CBD (Cannabidiol) and chemotherapy. The mice survived nearly three times longer than the mice treated with chemotherapy alone.
Though this may sound like something new, CBD has already been known to improve the side effects of chemotherapy, with conditions like nausea and vomiting. However, just as the CBD compound is advertised today, the results of the study are showing that it has possible anti-cancer properties, turning the once believers into realists.
"Cannabidiol is already approved for use in clinics [in the UK], which means we can quickly go on to test this in human clinical trials,” -- Marco Falasca, lead researcher from Queen Mary University of London.
The thing is, if you'll view these documentaries that have already been published, such as the ones we mentioned earlier, you'll hear first-hand accounts of people with cancer already participating, and not in some trial either. Parents themselves or their kids suffering from cancer are willingly using cannabis oil and some more specifically using CBD oil to combat the cancer cells, and believe it or not but it's working!
Unlike the U.K., which is moving at a much faster pace for CBD as a cancer treatment, the U.S. is taking their sweet time since CBD derived from marijuana is still considered an illegal substance under federal law. With the 2018 Farm Bill, Industrial Hemp became legal, so things are slowly progressing. And to be honest, CBD was already moving forward as a way to treat conditions even before the farm bill. For instance, the US FDA approved the first drug made up of CBD to treat severe forms of epilepsy in June 2018.
Although this study and its story were published in July 2018, it is just now gaining any real type of circulation and beforehand wasn't earning the attention it deserves. Therefore, we are doing our part and sharing it so that more people are aware of the benefits that CBD can offer. Cannabidiol doesn't just help common conditions such as anxiety and depression, it is also being used to treat some of the most severe conditions we face as humans.