August 6, 2013

Researchers Discover New Method Of Using THC To Fight Cancer

August 6, 2013
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rick simpson oil cannabis cancer medical marijuana skinCourtesy of The Joint Blog

new study published by the Journal of Drug Targeting examines how researchers have discovered a new method of using THC to combat cancer.

For the study, “Tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] was encapsulated into biodegradable microspheres by the oil-in-water (o/w) emulsion solvent evaporation method.”

Following this, the “efficacy of the microspheres was tested on different cancer cell lines”.

The study concludes that; “Interestingly, the microspheres were able to inhibit cancer cell proliferation during the nine-day study period. All the above results suggest that the use of biodegradable microspheres would be a suitable alternative delivery system for THC administration.”

Researchers believe these findings to be particularly important, given that “despite their [cannabinoids] high clinical potential, only few dosage forms are available to date.”

The study was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation as well as Complutense University.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com

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