Medical marijuana is now a $1.7-billion market in the U.S. This means that sales of medical marijuana rival the annual revenue generated by Viagra, a $1.9-billion business. What’s more, the medical marijuana market is expected to nearly double in the next five years, and that’s just in the 15 U.S. states where the drug is [...]
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There are many ways to look at the story of two-year-old brain-tumor survivor Cash Michael Hyde (youtube), whose father, Michael, secretly slipped him medical marijuana (mmj) oil in his feeding tube during chemotherapy last fall. You could assume that the plant is an effective drug. Chemotherapy left Cash unable to eat for 40 days; he [...]
Using original and archival footage, the 60 minute documentary presents highly convincing evidence that this forbidden herb has healing properties beyond any other plant on the planet— interacting as it does with the body’s own “endocannabinoid system” to keep us fit and disease-free. “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer” explains how we are all born with [...]
National Cancer Institute updates its website as 9-year old petition to reschedule marijuana gathers dust Washington, DC — A change to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) website earlier this month has caused a stir in medical marijuana and public policy circles, noting that the federal agency has uncharacteristically crossed a line in recognizing the medical [...]
Q: I’ve heard marijuana is good for cancer, but I’ve heard it can actually cause lung cancer. Is that true?
A: No, it is not true. While most doctors will recommend that you use a vaporizer or ingest medical marijuana to eliminate the exposure of your lungs to marijuana smoke, research has shown that there is no connection between marijuana smoke and lung cancer. What’s more, marijuana may even help fight lung cancer. According to [...]
In 2007, researchers at Harvard University found that THC—one of the active ingredients in marijuana—cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread.
The April 2009 issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation published a study conducted by the department of biochemistry and molecular biology in the School of Biology at Complutense University in Madrid which finds that THC—the active ingredient in marijuana—appears to prompt the death of brain cancer cells.