Cancer and Marijuana Benefits

September 28th, 2010 by Author4 Leave a reply »

Two studies you probably have never read about, but hopefully are now.  Back in February 2000 researchers in Madrid announced they had destroyed incurable brain tumors in rats by injecting them with THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana.  Reason why you’ve probably never heard about this story, which was published in Nature Cancer Review, is because the government has been making a strong effort to suppress any stories and studies for over thirty years.

Before this discover there was a previous study conducted back in 1974, which also said that marijuana could be effective against cancer.  The researchers at the Medical College of Virginia found evidence that marijuana damages the immune system and found that THC slowed the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice.  The three types were lung and breast cancer, and also a virus-induced leukemia.

The DEA quickly shut down the Virginia study and all further marijuana research, according to Jack Herer, who reported on the events in his book, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.”  President at the time Gerald Ford ended all public research on marijuana and only gave exclusive research rights to the pharmaceutical companies.  They unsuccessfully attempted to develop synthetic THC that would deliver medical benefits with the ‘high’.

The research is proven then and now.  We need to legalize it before more and more people suffer and die.  People need to keep voicing their concerns that marijuana is a benefit to all medical patients.

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