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  1. chillinwill

    For some 35 years the United States federal government has been well aware that cannabis possesses potent anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties. And for the past three years, government-funded researchers have speculated that these qualities may offer “protective” effects against the onset of various types of cancer in humans, including lung cancer.

    Yet to date, virtually no investigators have taken the time to assess marijuana’s potential anti-cancer effects in humans — until now.

    In a clinical abstract just published online on the Cancer Prevention Research website, a team of U.S. investigators report that marijuana use, even long-term, is associated with a “significantly reduced risk” of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

    A Population-Based Case-Control Study of Marijuana Use and Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    I’ve said this before but it bears repeating. What possible advancements in the treatment of cancer could have been achieved over the past 35 years had U.S. government officials, or for that matter members of the mainstream media, chosen to advance — rather than to suppress — clinical research into the anti-cancer effects of cannabis? It’s a shame we have to speculate; it’s even more tragic that tens of thousands of families must needlessly suffer while we do.

    By: Paul Armentano
    jULY 30, 2009
    Norml Blog


  1. chillinwill
  2. karen.prime
    Re: Marijuana Use Associated With a “Significantly Reduced Risk” of Head and Neck Can

    It's really frustrating when those in power act "stupid" (sorry for the term) when it comes to these things. They should start doing tests and conduct more research to see where this is going. If this was done decades ago, we could've had the answers we are looking for right now.
  3. EscapeDummy
    Re: Marijuana Use Associated With a “Significantly Reduced Risk” of Head and Neck Can

    Another powerful medicinal aspect of cannabis! Thanks for the article.
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