Cannabis could be a cure for lung cancer, according to a research laboratory in Cardiff. MediPen research facility in Cardiff have been experimenting with cannabinoids and its effectiveness in slowing down the growth of cancer cells, something their managing director says is the first of its kind in the world.
MediPen’s labs, spoke exclusively to managing director Jordan Owen, who told us: ‘The end goal is to bring a treatment to market for lung cancer.’ Lung cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that can spread very quickly. Owen said: ‘The process which we’re currently going through now is looking at the cells. We want to slow down the process of metastasis. If we can slow down that process by doing different experiments with cannabinoids, then we can effectively slow down the growth of cancer.’ Such a breakthrough would no doubt change the lives of millions, but would also support the claims many pro-cannabis individuals have long believed: that this plant carries significant medicinal qualities. Owen is excited about the research being carried out by his head scientist Jordan Copner and believes that when this treatment goes to market, it will be ‘ground-breaking’. ‘It will be huge,’ he says. ‘The first of its kind in the world. It will certainly shift perceptions of how people look at cannabis.’
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