Georgia: At Last: US Government Acknowledges Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells
By Derrick Stanley
A research team commissioned by the United States government has unintentionally concluded that marijuana does indeed kill cancer cells. A team of scientists from St. George's University of London found that two major components of cannabis actually weakened cancer cells. In addition, it was determined that these components, tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), made cancer cells more susceptible to radiation treatment.
Lead researcher Dr. Wai Liu recently reported to The Washington Post, "We've shown that cannabinoids could play a role in treating one of the most aggressive cancers in adults. The results are promising... it could provide a way of breaking through glioma [tumors] and saving more lives."
CNN has surprisingly reported that several studies have concluded that cannabis is a viable treatment for cancer. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently stated, "It's time for a medical marijuana revolution. There is now promising research into the use of marijuana that could impact tens of thousands children and adults, including treatment for cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s, to name a few. With regard to pain alone, marijuana could greatly reduce the demand for narcotics and simultaneously decrease the number of accidental painkiller overdoses, which are the greatest cause of preventable death in this country.”
Hopefully, the results of these studies will result in a more rapid acceptance of cannabis as a viable method of treating illness. Dr. Gupta concluded, “We should legalize medical marijuana. We should do it nationally. And, we should do it now.”