Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, was studying the molecular mechanisms of cannabinoids for more than 10 years and during that time she and her colleagues found that tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, is the psychoactive component of cannabis, which destroys cancer cells without damaging the healthy ones.
“In the early 60s, Raphael Mechoulam from Hebrew University in Israel, said that the primary compound in marijuana has psychoactive effects which are well known,” explained Sanchez in an interview for Cannabis Planet. “After the discovery of this compound, which is called THC, it became clear that these compounds act on the cellular level with some kind of molecular mechanism.”
The human body is made to use the cannabinoids, revealed the study.
Later research conveyed in the 80s, revealed that the human body contains two specific THC receptors that bind THC and other cannabinoids. These natural receptors allow the human body to consume cannabinoids and achieve a positive effect on the body.
Some people have used cannabis oil under the commercial name “Phoenix tears” against cancer. When inhaled or ingested, cannabinoids are reaching the body’s natural endocannabinoid system, by binding to specific receptors in the same way as endogenous cannabinoids. In this way the cancer cells are destroyed in the form of apoptosis (self-destruction), which is proven by tests made on animals.
“The cells can be destroyed in various ways, and after treatment with cannabinoids they were destroyed by themselves,” revealed Sanchez.
“The greatest advantage of cannabinoids is that they selectively attack cancer cells. That means they do not have any toxic effect on normal, non-cancer cells. This is a big step ahead compared with standard chemotherapy that destroys almost all cells. ”
This effect is achieved with “Phoenix tears” which was invented by a Canadian researcher Rick Simpson, who has cured many people of cancer.
“I do not understand why cannabis is still not legalized due to its broad therapeutic potential,” said Sanchez.