Mounting Research Shows Marijuana Fights Cancer

Will the jaws of future generations drop in amazement when they learn that marijuana was banned in our society as a criminal substance? Via the Daily Beast:

Mounting evidence shows ‘cannabinoids’ in marijuana slow cancer growth, inhibit formation of new blood cells that feed a tumor, and help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects. [This] offers hope of a non-toxic therapy that could treat aggressive forms of cancer without any of the painful side effects of chemotherapy.

Cristina Sanchez, a young biologist at Complutense University in Madrid, was studying cell metabolism when she noticed something peculiar. She had been screening brain cancer cells [and realized] the cancer cells died each time they were exposed to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive ingredient of marijuana.

Sanchez had stumbled upon the anti-cancer properties of THC. Subsequent peer-reviewed studies in several countries would show that THC and other marijuana-derived compounds, known as “cannabinoids,” are effective not only for cancer-symptom management (nausea, pain, loss of appetite, fatigue), they also confer a direct antitumoral effect.

Around the same time, Harvard University scientists reported that THC slows tumor growth in common lung cancer and “significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread.” What’s more, like a heat-seeking missile, THC selectively targets and destroys tumor cells while leaving healthy cells unscathed. Conventional chemotherapy drugs, by contrast, are highly toxic; they indiscriminately damage the brain and body.

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  • http://twitter.com/Coinspinn3r Coinspinner

    Old news, marijuana cures cancer was announced on 19 August, 1974 at U. of Virginia Med College by US government scientists while desperately trying to prove the exact opposite.

  • Roots

    But does it lower my IQ?

    • MKU

       Only if you don’t have cancer.

    • Jasonr6-12

      no pot dont lower ur iq it was proven on super high me….

      • Roots

        Werd… Guess its time to get super high since it dont me my dumb yo, for real.

    • TruthVybes

       Heightens any kind of experience by putting your conscious mind in the subconscious mind. What you get out of it is up to you to decide. You can find a lot of answers if you know where to look.

    • TruthVybes

       Heightens any kind of experience by putting your conscious mind in the subconscious mind. What you get out of it is up to you to decide. You can find a lot of answers if you know where to look.

      • Rooster

        Does it cause people to troll on the internet ? 

        • Disinfonaut

          What? I forgot what we were talking about, man.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    instead of trying to justify the use of a plant
    A PLANT
    I’d like to see a study that shows how corrupt governments
    improve the lives of their slaves

    • MeeMan

      By allowing the “slave” to retain the Right to turn over their National Insurance Number, Birth Certificate, Passport, Driving Licence, ID cards etc. back to the State so they can claim FREEMAN’s Rights and self-sovereignty, any time they want. They are then returned all Rights and Privileges, and their “Contract” with the State is nul and void. From then on, they can’t be charged with Statute legality but only Constitutional Laws of Crime (loss, damage or harm).
      As the Devil laughed, “You can be free any time you like. You just have to chose to be free.”

  • mark

    This same kind of info was known and published in the Journal of Cancer in the late 70’s. That’s the sad part

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  • Weed

    But pot prices are so high around here . I’ll get cancer just from thinking of the 60 bucks for a 4 days supply. 

  • WTFMFWOMG

    …and this is reason number two why it will never be legalized. It cannot be patented, anyone can grow it, and perhaps regular use might prevent cancer, so there will be fewer cancer cases, thus negatively impacting the bottom line of the medical-industrial complex. Reason number one is cellulose and tree paper chemistry. Read this book, all online: http://www.jackherer.com/thebook/ 

    • charlieprimero

       Marijuana is legal in California if you spend sixty seconds talking to an Iranian doctor on Skype.

      • Calypso_1

        Ah the Left Coast War on Terroir Front.  

  • Richard Johnson

    The simple reason this information is kept out of the mass media is the people involved, the politicians who should be dealing with this with compassion, are instead catering to the fundamentalist Christian block voting that keeps them in power!

    Besides it’s anti-carcinogenic  properties, it is also a wonderful entheogen!

    Entheogens pose a real threat to all religions based on the false teaching of a fragmented universe with an Amway like pyramid of power distribution flowing through the priests from an old man sitting on a throne!

    And all entheogens will be illegal as long as these primitive, fearful people blindly subvert the democratic process and greedy lazy politicians cater to them!

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