Cannabis: A Future in Treating Cervical Cancer?

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Research coming out of the Department of Biochemistry at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, suggests cannabis may be able to play a role in the treatment of cervical cancer. Researchers used in vitro analyses to look at whether or not cannabis could kill cervical cancer cells, and through using herbal extracts and pure CBD, found it is highly likely CBD is the compound responsible for anti-cancer effects in the cannabis sativa extract. The analysis was not done using pure THC. The CBD induced apoptosis in cancer cells, which means the cancer cells underwent natural death without affecting healthy cells. This study marks one of the first to look at the effects of cannabis on cervical cancer cells. 

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