Lately have I been reading a lot of stuff about marijuana (especially CBD) and it’s effects on cancer. Soaking up all the information, I came to the simple conclusion, that kids should indeed use CBD before they even got a diagnosis.
What are the effects of marijuana on cancer?
More recently, scientists reported that THC and other cannabinoids such as CBD slow growth and/or cause death in certain types of cancer cells growing in lab dishes. Some animal studies also suggest certain cannabinoids may slow growth and reduce spread of some forms of cancer. Source: Cancer.org
Types of cancer that develop in Kids
The types of cancers that occur most often in children are different from those seen in adults. The most common cancers of children are:
- Brain and spinal cord tumors
- Wilms tumor
- Lymphoma (including both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin)
- Bone cancer (including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma)
Other types of cancers are rare in children, but they do happen sometimes. In very rare cases, children may even develop cancers that are much more common in adults. Source: Cancer.org
Does cannabis kill cancer cells?
To be honest, this is the only question I couldn’t get a clear answer on. But as you may know, some cancer patients die due to too late diagnosis. We know that CBD prevents cancer cells from growing.
It just needs a microdose
With microdosing, people are getting the maximum benefit from the minimum amount, without becoming stoned, paranoid or lethargic. Source: RollingStone.com
Some people might be frightened by the fact, giving a child a harmful “drug”, and I do understand that point. But obviously, the label drug is just a word. Looking at the definition of it:
A substance taken for its narcotic or stimulant effects, often illegally. Source: Google
If we imagine, sugar was a drug. We compare the negative side effects of it to the side effects of marijuana. The result actually is, that sugar could be more harmful than marijuana (Related: Non-drugs that are worse than marijuana).
Though do I see parents, giving their children coke (and co), overdosing them on sugar like it was no ones business. So is this all a misconception or am I just misconceived?
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