Cannabis vs. Cancer non-profit event

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Local nonprofit Community Alliance Program’s event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 at San Diego Central Library in downtown San Diego. Sánchez will discuss the science and potential of cannabinoids to inhibit cancer cell growth.

She is among a team of biologists and neuroscientists in Madrid, Spain at Complutense University of Madrid who has been studying the effects of THC, a cannabis compound, on cancer tumors for over a decade. You can read more about her work, here

In 2018, an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 609,640 people will die from the disease, according to National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society recognizes that THC can help with common side effects of cancer chemotherapy, such as pain and nausea, and says “certain cannabinoids may slow growth and reduce spread of some forms of cancer,” according to information on the health organization’s website.

Marijuana can be used to treat and benefit dozens of illnesses, and according to recent studies, THC can even benefit cancer. World-renowned molecular biologist Dr. Cristina Sánchez was on Good Morning San Diego to tell us all about the event.

As California continues to roll out its newly regulated adult use market and overhaul its existing medical cannabis use market, Community Alliance Program identified a need for increased education about cannabinoid science and the impact cannabis may have on cancer cells and cancer treatment.
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