More news about marijuana medicine: Combining the two most common compounds in Marijuana may boost the effectiveness of treatments to inhibit the growth of brain cancer cells and increase the number of brain cancer cells that die off. Doctors think that these 2 ingredients may be especially effective against glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain tumor and the cancer that killed Sen. Ted Kennedy.
That's the good news, now here's the bad news: Despite the promising findings of the study the researchers point out that they are not a recommendation for people with brain cancer to smoke marijuana, because it is highly unlikely that effective concentrations of either of these ingredients could be reached by smoking it.
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