I can’t wait for the day when there are more options for cancer patients to treat their conditions.
It was hard watching my brother go through chemotherapy, although we’re happy that he endured it to the end because he finally went into remission.
But many people are not nearly as lucky as my brother. There are an unfortunate number of people who are resistant to cancer treatments. This is how my grandfather eventually passed away after fighting lung cancer for over a decade. He had multiple treatments of chemotherapy over the years, but in the end the cancer became so aggressive that it was no use. If we could find medicines that actually inhibit tumor and cancer growth without the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy, it would be an absolute game changer for modern medicine. This is where a lot of cannabis research has headed in recent years after a study showed potential for cancer cell reduction with the THC molecule. But THC is just one of roughly 150 cannabinoids that are found in various strains of marijuana. Some of the major cannabinoids that researchers are looking at are CBD, CBG, CBN, and CBC. While CBD has seen massive success and acceptance since industrial hemp was legalized, the other major cannabinoids are still largely unknown to the general public. CBG is being studied as an antimicrobial with extremely promising results. The cannabinoid CBC is inhibiting tumor growth in the clinical trials and could be used for cancer treatment in the future. Between mental health regulation, pain reduction, antimicrobial properties, and cancer treatment, marijuana cannabinoids are poised to create a paradigm shift in modern medicine and tools it has at its disposal.