Study Reveals CBD May Help Treat Cervical Cancer
In case you didn’t know, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. As a marijuana business consultancy, the Dispensary Permits team would like to highlight the benefits medical marijuana may have for those suffering from cervical health issues, such as cervical cancer.
What is Cervical Cancer?
The cervix has two different types of normal cells which meet at a place called the transformation zone. Most cervical cancers begin in the transformation zone as some normal cells begin to gradually develop pre-cancerous changes there. The cells eventually turn into cancer cells and spread. These pre-cancerous changes in cells can be detected by a PAP test and treated to prevent cancer from developing.
How can Medical Marijuana help treat Cervical Cancer?
Medical marijuana contains a non-psychoactive compound known as cannabidiol (CBD). In a study researching the effects of CBD on human cervical cancer cells performed by a pair of researchers in South Africa, CBD was found not only to be effective at inhibiting cancer cell proliferation, but also responsible for inducing a process which kills cancer cells.
In various other studies, CBD has also demonstrated relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions.
While PAP smears may help with early detection of cervical cancer, a remedy is still needed to stop the threat, especially for patients who cannot undergo surgery and chemotherapy. According to these beneficial findings, CBD in medical marijuana seems like a good place to start looking for an alternative.
In nearly all the states that have approved a medical marijuana program, cancer is a qualifying condition for medical marijuana use. If you or someone you know is suffering from cervical cancer and is interested in this alternative form of medication, check here to see what you can do to become a patient in your state.
Remember to raise awareness for cervical health this month! Dispensary Permits will be focusing on bringing the option of this alternative treatment to other’s attention in hopes of helping improve the quality of life for those suffering from cervical health issues.