A government-led study in Thailand suggests that cannabis may inhibit cancer cell growth, the Bangkok Post reports. The Government Pharmaceuticals Organization (GPO) study found that both THC and CBD inhibited cancer cells in test tubes and the cannabinoids could be used to treat breast, pancreatic, and bile duct cancer.
However, GPO specialist Nanthakan Suwanpidokkul told the Post that more studies – including those on animals – were needed.
The GPO study began last year after the agency started distributing medical cannabis products to public and private hospitals in August last year. The study focuses on a variety of tough-to-treat diseases and conditions.