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The Miracle of Cannabis

Written by Monica Savaglia
Posted October 29, 2018 at 8:00PM

Rarely do we hear about medical breakthroughs. But when we do, we know our lives are about to change... that there will be new medical advances on the horizon that help treat diseases that affect us all.

There’s one disease that’s probably affected you in one way or another: cancer. Whether you have firsthand experience with the disease or you’ve seen a friend or family member go through the turmoil of having cancer, you know how devastating it can be. I know when there’s something wrong with me, I can’t help but think it might be something so much worse.

Both of my grandmothers passed away from cancer. The disease has hit home for me. I would never want anyone to have cancer or spend their lives worried that they could be diagnosed again if they beat the disease.

The Fight Against Cancer

The American Cancer Society has estimated that 1,735,350 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2018. In addition to that, 609,640 cancer deaths will happen in 2018 in the U.S. These are hard statistics to realize. The likelihood is high that many of us know someone who will have to alter their entire life to fight cancer.

What’s even more terrifying is that an estimated 16,830 adults (9,490 men and 7,340 women) will die from primary cancerous brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumors this year, according to Cancer.net.  

A primary brain or spinal cord tumor is a tumor that starts in the brain or spinal cord. There are also secondary brain tumors, which start somewhere else in the body and spread to the brain.

Cancer.net reports that brain and other nervous system cancer is the 10th leading cause of death for women. The odds that you might know someone or you yourself could have a brain or central nervous system (CNS) tumor are increasing.

But what if there was something that could help brain tumor patients? Well, the medical breakthrough could be just around the corner.

Cannabis Kills Brain Cancer Cells

Researchers have been conducting tests on the effects of cannabis on brain cancer cells. Those researchers learned that cannabis can kill cancer in the lab, so now they’re hoping for a breakthrough that proves it will be able to kill brain cancer cells in live patients.

This is incredible news! These researches saw cannabis killing brain cancer cells in Petri dishes, which has given Australian researchers the incentive to further the discovery. Australian researchers will be embarking on a clinical trial to find out if cannabis can also kill brain cancer cells in live patients.

Up to 82 patients suffering from glioma, an aggressive form of brain tumor, will have the opportunity to assist in medical research. These 82 patients will begin to take high-THC medical cannabis orally for three months, while still undergoing their standard treatment.

Tumors aren’t easy to treat because on average, they contain 100 different types of cancer cells.

Neurosurgeon and trial key investigator Michael Sughrue says, “We know our drugs work on some, but not all of them. So we need more bullets in our gun essentially.”

The idea behind cannabis as a form of treatment is to slow the growth of tumors and improve a patient’s life. But that’s not all — researchers and doctors are hoping cannabis will be able to kill the cancer cells and prevent a recurrence.

Imagine never having to worry about cancer again... never wondering if it’ll come back and rearrange your life again. That would be every cancer patient’s dream.

The Miracle of Cannabis

There’s a lot of research being conducted on cannabis right now. One of the top priorities is understanding how the drug affects our health. We haven’t known the potential of cannabis until the past few years. And in those past few years, it has been amazing to witness the type of information and research that’s emerged.

It’s been somewhat of a phenomenon. And it’s going to stick around and benefit humankind.

The trial that is being conducted by Dr. Sughrue at the Endeavour College of Natural Health is going to prove that. And it’s obvious that people believe in the potential of cannabis. Patients are lining up for the trial at Endeavour College.

One of those patients is Lyn Boyle, who has been “dead against” marijuana for all her life. She was diagnosed with glioma in 2013 and is willing to see what cannabis has to offer her and her health.

Australia might be ahead of other countries in its research on the effects of cannabis on cancer and tumors, but that doesn’t mean other countries are far behind. All this research and new medical treatment is going to spark a huge industry boom for medical marijuana.

We’re at the very beginning of something really exciting, and I can’t wait to see the future treatments and investing opportunities. Cannabis is changing it all.

Until next time,

Monica Savaglia

Monica Savaglia

Monica Savaglia is Wealth Daily’s IPO specialist. With passion and knowledge, she wants to open up the world of IPOs and their long-term potential to everyday investors. She does this through her newsletter IPO Authority, a one-stop resource for everything IPO. She also contributes regularly to the Wealth Daily e-letter. To learn more about Monica, click here.

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