Medical Marijuana Research Overview of Neuroblastoma

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Research has found cannabinoids derived from cannabis may be effective at encouraging cancer cell death and limiting the growth of neuroblastoma, a cancer that primarily affects young children and infants. Studies have found certain cannabinoids, including THC, interact with the endocannabinoid system's cannabinoid receptors to illicit anti-cancer effects and prevent the spread of cancer. In culture and animal models, cannabinoids limited the growth of and kill cancerous cells. For neuroblastoma cells specifically, one study found cannabinoids inhibited the cell's metabolism and viability. Additionally, cannabinoids like THC can help manage the symptoms associated with cancer or its treatments, including the nausea produced by chemotherapy, neuropathic pain, and loss of appetite. 

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