Cannabis may help slow cancer growth

Israeli scientists have found that cannabis can help slow the growth of some cancerous tumours, according to the preliminary results of new research.

Researchers at the Technion Institute in Haifa decided to consider whether the plant, in all its forms, could have counteractive properties, reports the newspaper Haaretz.

Initial findings show potential for effectiveness in brain and breast cancer.

Research began a year ago under the direction of Professor Dedi Meiri and focuses on the cytoskeleton and cell division processes in both healthy