Cannabis Oil Cures Skin Cancer
Take a look at this video of a person using “high-grade cannabis oil made from kief” to treat squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer). One of the most pressing topics currently being discussed when it comes to medical cannabis is whether or not the plant might be able to help treat cancer. This is an important discussion for all sorts of reasons.
When it comes to the law, for example, cannabis has been classified as a Schedule I banned substance. Drugs in this category have been defined as “drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”
But the most important part of this discussion is that if we can figure out how to use cannabis to treat cancer, it could help save millions of lives every year.
And as medical marijuana becomes more widely used, it seems that we’re hearing more stories about people using the plant to do just that.
Over the course of about two months, the woman in the video regularly treated the carcinoma with cannabis oil. As the video shows, the lesion gradually shrinks in size.
By the end of the video, it appears to have virtually disappeared entirely.
The people in the video claim that this isn’t the first time they’ve used cannabis oil to treat this kind of skin cancer. At the very beginning, they said that the woman being filmed had already successfully treated two other lesions with cannabis oil.
Obviously, we can’t take a single anecdote as conclusive evidence. But stories like this do seem to give us reason to continue studying whether or not cannabis could be used to treat cancer.
Here’s what the science tells us so far:
A 2014 animal study found that “marijuana can kill individual cancer cells and reduce the size of others.” In particular, this study discovered that “extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink one of the most dangerous types of brain tumors.”
As a result of this study, the National Institute on Drug Abuse revised its fact sheet for cannabis.
Another recent study indicated that marijuana could slow the growth and spread of tumors associated with breast cancer.
And the National Cancer Institute’s website has an extensive list of scientific studies aimed at investigating marijuana’s possible cancer-fighting properties.
There’s clearly a lot of work that still needs to be done. But stories and videos like the one above, combined with the emerging research, could play key roles in the ongoing evolution of medical marijuana.