What The Government Says About Medical Marijuana

The National Cancer Institute is “the federal government’s primary agency to address research and training needs for the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer”.

Here is a look at what the NCI says about the medical properties of cannabis.

The National Institute of Cancer has conducted studies on mice and rats to determine the effect of cannabis and cannabinoids on cancer. Their studies found that cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death. They also found in laboratory and animal studies that in general cannabinoids might be able to kill cancer cells.


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The NCI has done extensive testing on the medical properties of cannabis and CBD, but primarily on rats and mice. Their findings seem to show that cannabis is an effective agent for killing cancer cells and increasing the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments. But as an agency of a federal government who will not recognize cannabis as a medicine, the NCI uses language in their findings that leaves the door open for various interpretations.

Fortunately independent studies continue to prove cannabis’ effectiveness as a cancer killer. If you are a cancer patient who lives in a state that has not legalized marijuana use, consider purchasing CBD oil that you can receive at home in the mail. CBD oil is not FDA approved, but the NCI findings proved its’ effectiveness at killing cancer cells.

Here is what they found:

  • Cannabinoids may reduce tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed to grow tumors.
  • Lab tests on animals have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.
  • Cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may have potential in reducing the risk of colon cancer, and possibly in its treatment.
  • A laboratory study of THC in liver cancer cells showed it damaged or killed the cancer cells.
  • The same study of THC in models of liver cancer showed that it had anti-tumor effects.
  • CBD may make chemotherapy more effective

Source: National Cancer Institute



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