Cannabinoid stopped growth and spread of brain-cancer cells in experimental research.

Scientists applied the cannabinoid to brain-cancer cells in a laboratory setting.

According to the research:

  • The synthetic cannabinoid shrunk cancer cells and was even able to kill them.
  • It stopped cells from “migrating” or spreading.
  • Cannabinoids might even prevent tumours from developing in the first place.

The researchers called cannabinoids a “promising tool” for treating glioblastoma, an aggressive, incurable type of brain cancer.

The tumours were “susceptible to cannabinoid treatment,” they said.

A link between cannabinoid receptors and glioblastoma has been known since 2001.

The new finding confirms what other studies have found; some tumours have a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors.

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