Is cannabis a cure for brain cancer?

NZ Herald 20 July 2016
Family First Comment: When claims meet scientific rigour, #dontbelievethehype “”There are a lot of claims in the public sphere suggesting that cannabis is useful in all sorts of cancers, but the science not always supporting these claims.”

Is cannabis a cure for brain cancer?

Despite its high profile in the media as a potential agent, there’s little scientific evidence to suggest whether it can actually make a difference.

With a just-awarded grant, and the unique advantage of having human brain cancer cells to study, a team of University of Auckland researchers hope to get to the bottom of the issue.

Associate Professor Michelle Glass said while preliminary studies examining the link had been interesting, there had been few to draw on so far.

“There are a lot of claims in the public sphere suggesting that cannabis is useful in all sorts of cancers, but the science not always supporting these claims.”

It had been a confounding area for researchers to tackle, as cell or animal based studies were not always translated to more complex human models.
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