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Nat’l Inst of Health updates Cancer.gov, claims marijuana may have anti-tumor benefits | The NORML Stash Blog

Nat’l Inst of Health updates Cancer.gov, claims marijuana may have anti-tumor benefits

Hey, cancer! Just you wait until ALL of our government figures out how much you hate cannabis!

The National Institute of Health updated its summary on Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®) on March 17.  The summary, available at cancer.gov, gives us yet another example of one agency of our government telling us there is no such thing as medical marijuana while another agency tells us how medically beneficial it is.

Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years prior to its current status as an illegal substance.

Chemical components of Cannabis, called cannabinoids, activate specific receptors found throughout the body to produce pharmacologic effects, particularly in the central nervous system and the immune system.

Cannabinoids may have benefits in the treatment of cancer-related side effects.

The potential benefits of medicinal Cannabis for people living with cancer include antiemetic effects, appetite stimulation, pain relief, and improved sleep. In the practice of integrative oncology, the health care provider may recommend medicinal Cannabis not only for symptom management but also for its possible direct antitumor effect.

Cannabinoids may cause antitumor effects by various mechanisms, including induction of cell death, inhibition of cell growth, and inhibition of tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. [9-11] Cannabinoids appear to kill tumor cells but do not affect their nontransformed counterparts and may even protect them from cell death. These compounds have been shown to induce apoptosis in glioma cells in culture and induce regression of glioma tumors in mice and rats.

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I am the producer of The NORML Network, the host of the NORML SHOW LIVE and The NORML Stash Blog, and NORML's Outreach Coordinator. I'm married, live in Portland, Oregon, and I am a registered medical marijuana caregiver in this state. I've worked days as an IT geek and nights as a professional musician. Previously, I have been the host of my own political talk radio show on satellite radio. I've been the High Times "Freedom Fighter of the Month" and I travel across the country to educate people on marijuana reform. I've dedicated my life to bringing an end to adult marijuana prohibition and re-legalizing cannabis hemp, and I'm honored to be chosen by NORML to give voice to the Marijuana Nation and to speak for those who can't speak up.


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10 responses to “Nat’l Inst of Health updates Cancer.gov, claims marijuana may have anti-tumor benefits”

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  6. eric boatner

    We all must come to the realization that the Ganstas Onna Verge of Tyranny or GOVT.
    Dosent want you to have anything that’s really good for you that comes from the earth.
    they dont want to tell you simple things like, cancer thrives in a acidic environment.
    that would hurt the carbonated soft drink industry, because soda has acid in it!
    or tell you things like cancer not being able to survive in an alkaline environment.
    We must realize that cancer along with other diseases like aids and diabetes are
    money making industries that need people to be sick so they can go pay the pharmacy
    instead of paying a visit to the farm!
    The farm you get it all natural and it grows for free, and free is something that they don’t want you to have!
    weather its free from the ground, or free energy in the form of windmill or solar power.
    Because to be free means to be free of having to pay for something that you can get for free!
    And the legalization of this PLANT would open the door for other plant based medicines of which have very little to no sickly SIDE EFFECTS!

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