Cannabinoid therapy is connected to the part of the biological matrix where body and brain meet. Since CBD and other compounds in cannabis are so similar to the chemicals created by our own bodies, they are integrated better than many synthetic drugs. According to Bradley E. Alger, a leading scientist in the study of endocannabinoids with a PhD from Harvard in experimental psychology, “With complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and virtually all of the body’s organs, the endocannabinoids are literally a bridge between body and mind.
Nishi Whiteley discusses the theme of cannabinoids and oxidation from her book “Chronic Relief: A Guide to Cannabis for the Terminally & Chronically Ill”. In the same way that paint protects metal from rusting or lemon juice protects apples from turning brown, cannabinoids protect our cells from oxidation.
An excerpt from Jonathan Treasure’s new book, The Thinking Patient’s Guide to Cannabis & Cancer.
Cannabidiol is a safe, non-intoxicating, and non-addictive cannabis compound with significant therapeutic attributes, but CBD-drug interactions may be problematic in some cases.
You’d think it would have been very big news in the spring of 2005 when Donald Tashkin, a professor of pulmonology at UCLA, revealed that cannabis smoke doesn’t cause lung cancer and may prevent respiratory tissue cells from becoming malignant.
Mounting evidence shows cannabinoids in marijuana slow cancer growth, inhibit formation of new blood cells that feed a tumor, and help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects. Cannabinoids “represent a new class of anticancer drugs.”