Rodent Study Suggests Cannabis Benefits for Colon Cancer

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been shown to stop the development of colon cancer related to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in mice, according to new research from the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia. The results could hold enormous potential for those afflicted with colon cancer, which is on the rise in the United States and growing in prevalence among young people.

Researchers suspect inflammation reduction from THC may help prevent IBD and colon cancer.

“The fact that we were able to show that treatment with THC prevents inflammation in the colon and at the same time inhibits the development of colon cancer supports the notion that inflammation and colon cancer are closely linked,” said the study’s lead author Dr. Prakash Nagarkatti.

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