Justin Kander – Cannabis Extracts for Treating Cancer – CannaCosta 2015

Justin Kander is a medical cannabis activist from the United States who has focused on educating people about the use of cannabis extracts to directly treat cancer. He showed peer-reviewed studies indicating the ability of phytocannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol to kill or inhibit virtually all major forms of cancer in cell and animal models. As importantly, he talked about how our own internally-produced endocannabinoids like anandamide kill cancer cells through similar mechanisms as phytocannabinoids, which greatly increases the chances that preclinical research would extend to humans. Indeed, Kander shared several anecdotal cases of terminal cancers going into remission with the use of cannabis extracts, as well as work from doctors and caregivers who have treated many patients and seen success.