Cristina Sanchez, a molecular biologist at the Madrid Complutense University in Spain, for more than 10 years studied the activities of cannabinoids, and in that period of time, together with her colleagues, she discovered that the primary psychoactive component of cannabis – tatrahydro, destroys tumor cells without impacting any healthy cells.
“In the early 1920s, Raphael Mechoulam of the Hebrew University in Israel stated that the primary compound in marihuana produces psychoactive effects that are well known to us.” – said Sanchez in an interview for Cannabis Planet. “After the discovery of this compound, which he called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), it became clear that this compound affects cells through some molecular mechanism. “ The research showed that the human body was made for using cannabinoid.
Another research in the 1980s showed that the human body contained 2 specific THC receptors which bind THC, and also other cannabinoids. These natural receptors allow the human body to take in cannabinoids and have a positive effect on the body.
Some people are already using the cannabis oil, commercially known as “Phoenix Tears”, to cure them of cancer. When inhaled, or consumed, the cannabinoinds reach our endocannabinoid system, binding themselves with specific receptors in the same way as endogenous cannabinoids. That is how cancer cells are being destroyed, by apoptosis, which is proved in the testing of animals. “Cells can be destroyed in various ways, and after the cannabinoid treatment, they were literally committing suicide, which is what you really want when you have an anti-tumor drug.”
“One of the advantages of cannabinoid based medicines would be that they specifically target tumor cells. They do not have any toxic effect on normal, nontumoral cells. This is an advantage, with the respect of standard chemotherapy that targets basically everything and destroys almost all cells.”
That is the exact effect that the “Phoenix Tears” has, invented by a Canadian researcher Rick Simpson, the cannabis oil that left many people living their lives cancer-free.
“I cannot understand why cannabis is not yet being legalized considering its wide therapeutic potential”, said Sanchez.