THC kills brain tumor cells

Posted by on Mar 5, 2009 in Uncategorized

Using the same tests used to judge new chemotherapies, the SETH team discovered that this herbal compound kills human brain tumor cells at a concentration that is nontoxic to normal brain cells. A computerized microscope captured images of the cells every 5 minutes to compile the time-lapse videos. After 20 hours of treatment, 9-THC kills all cancer cells but leaves normal brain cells alive. Cell death is evidenced by cells shrinking to inanimate white spheres.

This is a repeat of studies done in 1974 by researchers at the Medical College of Virginia, who had been funded by the National Institute of Health to find evidence that marijuana damages the immune system, found instead that THC slowed the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice — lung and breast cancer, and a virus-induced leukemia.

February, 2000 Researchers in Madrid injected the brains of 45 rats with cancer cells, producing tumors whose presence they confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). On the 12th day they injected 15 of the rats with THC and 15 with Win-55,212-2 a synthetic compound similar to THC. “All the rats left untreated uniformly died 12-18 days after glioma (brain cancer) cell inoculation … Cannabinoid (THC)-treated rats survived significantly longer than control rats. THC administration was ineffective in three rats, which died by days 16-18. Nine of the THC-treated rats surpassed the time of death of untreated rats, and survived up to 19-35 days. Moreover, the tumor was completely eradicated in three of the treated rats.” The rats treated with Win-55,212-2 showed similar results.

The SETH Group preformed this experiment in 2004 and was published in The Journal of Neuro-Oncology (2005), volume 74, pages 31-40.

Below the red circle marks the spot of my glioma. The same type of tumor in the video above.

When God gives you Lemonade.

Medical Marijuana Mice



  1. Akbar Lightning
    March 5, 2009

    light it up dude!!!

  2. Byron King
    March 5, 2009

    Strangely enough I don’t find that funny. If I could take a pill I would if that would mean me living.

    I think that’s the problem is that people think it’s just for pain relief or for slackers who want to smoke pot. But if there is real scientific studies that have been suppressed showing that THC actually kills brain tumors it’s criminal.

    Just think how many have died since the first study was done in 1974.

  3. why
    March 5, 2009

    At some point you have to wonder what to the true motivation for prohibition is.

    It doesnt seem like it serves any societal purpose other than another thing the police can hassle you for.

  4. meme
    March 5, 2009

    Can someone explain why the government has no problem not only legalizing but subsidizing abortion, but pot is illegal? I don’t smoke it, never have, have no intentions of ever doing it, nor do I ever plan on having an abortion, but…….It does make you wonder. More people are killed by drunk drivers, but alcohol is legal. Babies are killed by abortions, but they’re legal. Pot in the privacy of your own home…illegal. Of course someone trying to explain the rationalizations our government is useless. Apparently private pot smokes don’t have the right lobbyists.

  5. morrison
    March 5, 2009

    pot is a cure all, it’s not a gateway drug, the 10 billion commercials for drugs that no one knows much about for lack of studies are more harmful… there are millions of smokers in the u.s.a… empty the jails and prisons

  6. Byron King
    March 5, 2009

    I’m asking one of the most respected Neurooncologist tomorrow, Dr. Jaeckle at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville.

    I’ll find out if this holds water or not. It’s hard to believe either side of the argument these days on any of this.

  7. Michael
    March 6, 2009

    I’m pretty much with Byron here. It is completely criminal that any studies showing that a drug can in any way help limit the effects of any sickness would be suppressed. Especially if such a suppression were done based on political considerations and not upon scientific ones.

    Just a hint: if the science shows your politics are wrong, it’s probably time to change your politics.

  8. Byron King
    March 7, 2009

    My neurooncologist today reported that he wished the THC studies worked on humans but there was no proof that it did. It did work on mice though. I still wonder.

    Looks like chemo is on my to do list in the next few weeks. A low grade oral chemo though. Doesn’t sound too bad from the sound of it.

    • Gene Miller
      September 13, 2013

      Byron, My step father passed away 4 years ago from cancer. He fought with it for 5 years. His oncologist told him the same thing, That their is no government recognized study that has proven its benefits in humans.
      Once the doctor left, The nurse suggested if she knew someone close to her, that marijuana WOULD be beneficial (Perhaps not specifically for shrinking the tumor, But for the pain, nausea, and lack of appetite brought on by chemo)
      The nurse said that the doctor might agree with medicinal marijuana, but if he suggests it, and the patient complies and gets arrested for it, The doctor could lose his license in a state where medicinal is prohibited.

      So just because a doctor doesn’t give you the thumbs up to toke up, Doesn’t mean he doesn’t think it will help… He could just be protecting himself from losing his license.

      Spain has a study that shows THC to cure some forms of cancer without any side effects… The US chooses to ignore studies done overseas, and ignore or black bag the studies THEY funded, but didn’t yield the negative results they were hoping for.

  9. Susan Ramsey
    March 27, 2009

    I just happened to stumble upon this website while I was looking for information about tumors. My mother has glioblastoma brain tumor and yesterday the doctors told us she has 4 to 6 weeks left to live. I am correctly hearing that THC could possibly save her life?????Hell, I’ll go find some and cook it in brownies! Whatever I have to do…..I’d cut off my arms to save her.

  10. Byron King
    March 27, 2009

    Susan I hear ya. But do some research on it first of course. Not sure what you’d have to lose going that route though. Sweat lodges I hear have worked miracles too.

    Big medicine doesn’t give you too many options with Glioblastomas.

    Good luck, and sorry to hear about your mother.

  11. budder
    December 21, 2011

    Even though the comments here are almost three years old I’d like to mention to anyone who comes across this blog in the future to check out the documentary “Run From the Cure – The Rick Simpson Story”. Also do some Google searches for cannabinoids and cancer. Cannabis can cure cancer and other diseases as well. Do your own research and check it out. I’m not saying it’s 100% effective in all cases but it’s certainly worth trying. Note, I’m not talking about smoking marijuana, which IS great for pain relief, but eating the extract (hash oil-honey oil) from the plant, a small amount of the extract daily. It’s not a hoax or misinformation. That’s the game government’s play and they are lying to you about cannabis (marijuana).

  12. Ruffleation
    July 8, 2012

    Its now offical, a biotec company teamed up with rick simpson and applied cannabis oil to nasty tumours resulting in what you can see in the pictures, amazing!! This is not 100% proof however as he was undergoing chemo at the time and am sure it will be claimed that that was what cured him, however unlikely it is that the chemo did this. I have heard that they have much more conclusive results (just think of the shock this would cause and the economic forces against them)

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  14. Lisa Norman
    October 14, 2013

    We are talking about a plant and to go out on a limb i will say a plant that god put on this earth. If your an atheist or agnostic think of it as the master mind behind the grand scheme of things. Regardless everything has a purpose and man is the one that finds new ways to use or abuse our natural resources, its not the plants fault.Its kind of like guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Since a patent cant be placed on a plant pharmaceutical companies aren’t going to waste there dollars researching something that everyone will financially gain from because they are greedy and want to be able to charge outrageous amounts of money for the drugs they create in the lab. Maybe one day someone will wake up and do the right thing.


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