Over the last few years, there have been numerous studies confirming marijuana’s potential in the treatment of various types of cancer. One new research coming from the birthplace of Western civilization revealed that lab-modified marijuana could help with the reduction of cancer cells and alleviate side effects connected to chemotherapy.

Prokopios Magiatis, an associate professor at the university’s Laboratory of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry presented these findings at the 9th Panhellenic Conference of Applied Sciences. He highlighted that the study concentrated on cannabinoid acids in the marijuana plant and showed that those acids, when modified in the lab into original chemical compounds, can significantly reduce breast, liver and skin cancer cells, writes Athens News.

“In the course of a pharmacological evaluation, experiments carried out in collaboration with the research group of Dr. Charalambias Boletis at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, we found that these substances have an improved cytotoxic effect on various cancer cell lines (breast, melanoma, liver, etc.), and the most promising substance is cannabigerolic acid butyl ester (CBG) against breast cancer cells,” Magiatis said. “This particular cannabinoid …

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