A U.S. research discovered that the active ingredient in marijuana can turn out to be an superb treatment for lung cancer. Harvard researchers used mouse and lab studies to demonstrate that the compound, called THC, cuts lung tumor development in half also helps prevent the cancer from spreading.
They injected THC into mice which had been implanted with human lung cancer cells. Following three weeks, tumors shrank by roughly 50 percent, compared to tumors in untreated mice, says Anju Preet, PhD, a Harvard University researcher in Boston who studied the compound.
Preet notes that animals injected with THC appear to get “high,” showing signs of clumsiness and getting the munchies. “You would expect to see the same thing in humans, so if this work does pan out, getting the dose right is going to be all important,” she says.
The findings have been presented at the Yearly meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Following the presentation, all of the researches obtained high. OK, not actually, but they did.
Note: Inhaling marijuana smoke is really bad for the lungs. Only the controlled government of the THC chemical was demonstrated to treat lung cancer in laboratory animals (not party animals).