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Substance in cannabis 'could boost pancreatic cancer treatments' - Cannabis News

 Scientists say CBD could boost the effect of drugs used to treat pancreatic cancer – a disease with a bleak prognosis. 

A substance found in cannabis plants might boost treatments for patients with pancreatic cancer, research in mice has suggested.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is not psychoactive, meaning it does not produce feelings of being high in those who take it. It is extracted from hemp plants and is legal in the UK, although a CBD product must be licensed before it can be advertised as having health benefits.

At present, there are no licensed CBD-only medicines in the UK, but it is being used in a number of clinical trials, including for treating psychosis. 

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Nicola Davis ~ TheGuardian.com

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