*endocannabinoid system* was first discovered in 1988. Since then ,scientists have been studying the various effects of this system in our bodies.
In 2003, Italian researchers at the Universita' di Napoli Federico II found that stimulation of cannabinoid receptors (in living rats with thyroid cancer) with an analog of anandamine (a cannabinoid found in us naturally and similar to THC) caused an interference with angiogenesis in thyroid tumors. Angiogenesis is the formation of new blood vessels, which tumors need in order to grow. In addition, the study found that the cannabinoid receptor (CB1) stimulation had a more potent effect on the tumors that had formed as a result of metastasis than primary thyroid tumors. They concluded that CB1 stimulation may not only help prevent tumor growth but also mitigate the spread of the cancer to other tissues and organs. Please click on this *link* for the abstract of the report
My one comment for this is WHY DOES THE U.S. GOVERNMENT CONTINUE TO KEEP CANNABIS LISTED AS A SCHEDULE 1 DRUG??? It is absurd to think that cannabis has no medical benefit whatsoever and keep it on par with heroin and worse than crystal meth. As long as it stays a Schedule 1 controlled substance it will remain banned from U.S. medical research. Let us educate, for as long as the people remain in ignorance, the representatives in office will not make a change.