How does Cannabis kill Cancer Cells?

By November 2, 2014 Medical

Letting Cells Kill Themselves

Strictly speaking, we must confess that medicinal cannabis does not actually “kill” anything, rather, it serves as a messenger that triggers cell signalling pathways leading to programmed cell death via autophagy and apoptosis. In other words, the cancer cell kills itself in a form of suicide, Programmed cell death (PCD) is a normal part of the cell cycle, and a mechanism for destroying unwanted or damaged cells such as cancer cells in the body. Molecular programs intrinsic to the cell are activated to cause its own destruction.

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