‘If we can reproduce these effects in humans, cannabidiol could be in use in cancer clinics almost immediately,’ says lead researcher.

One of the major ingredients of the cannabis plant might help extend the lives of patients with pancreatic cancer undergoing chemotherapy, according to new research.

Scientists from Queen Mary University in London found mice undergoing chemotherapy for the disease survived almost three times longer if they received cannabis extract cannabidiol (CBD) as well.

Lead researcher Professor Marco Falasca said it was “a remarkable result”.