The very idea that cannabis kills cancer cells has long been a conspiracy theory in the United Stated, but as it turns out it is not a conspiracy theory at all; it is fact!
Amy Willis with Metro says that the U.S. Government has added a page on the use of cannabis and cannabinoids to their official cancer advice website. Willis advises, “The National Cancer Institute, part of the US Department of Health, now advises that ‘cannabinoids may be useful in treating the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment’ by smoking, eating it in baked products, drinking herbal teas or even spraying it under the tongue.”
The official government site has a long list of medical uses of cannabis, including Anti-inflammatory activity, pain relief, anti-anxiety, stress relief, anti-tumor, antiviral activity and relieving muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis, and many many more.
The site then goes onto talk about how cannabis has been proven to destroy cancer cells in lab experiments.
“Several scientific studies have suggested this in the past, and in April this year the US government’s National Institute on Drug Abuse revised their publications to suggest cannabis could shrink brain tumors by killing off cancer cells.”
If the U.S. government is finally willing to admit these benefits and that cannabis has been proven to kill cancer cells, then will other western nations follow suit? Can we regard it as a preventative herb against cancer, or can anyone reject the idea of using medicinal marijuana?