It’s long been suggested that cannabis may have untold health benefits. And that’s a rumor that turned out to be true when GPs and doctors began being able to prescribe what became known as ‘medical marijuana’ to people – mainly as pain relief. But campaigners have long insisted that weed can go even further and actually help in the fight against cancer.
And now the US Government agrees.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has just released a report which states that the cannabinoids found in cannabis can kill cancer cells and even shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumors.
The new report says: “Recent animal studies have shown that marijuana extracts may help kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others.”
“Evidence from one animal study suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can slow the growth of cancer cells from one of the most serious types of brain tumors. “
“Research in mice showed that these extracts, when used with radiation, increased the cancer-killing effects of the radiation.”
This is huge news not only for weed smokers, but cancer sufferers and the population in general. It also appears that marijuana can help in a whole host of other diseases and problems, including:
- Autoimmune diseases, including HIV and AIDS, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s
- Mental disorders
But this latest research into weed curing cancer could be the biggest news in the area to date and might well shepherd in a raft of new state laws, seeing the legalization of weed across the board.
Great news, huh?