The National Cancer Institute has announced that cannabis is efficient as a cancer treatment after all.
Here’s the direct quote from their recently updated FAQ page about cannabis:
Studies conducted in mice and rats have shown that cannabinoids have the ability to inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death. It also blocks cell growth, and blocks the development of blood vessels the tumors need to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that its possible for cannabinoids to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.
And it doesn’t stop there! The NCI goes on to list several studies which confirm that very statement.
Everyone Should Know About This!
In what is quite possibly the most important cancer story ever has been just sort of half-assedly thrown out there to the public with no major media coverage whatsoever.
Several reasons can account for that. For one, cannabis struggles to be seen as anything but a laziness-inducing, horrible drug and doesn’t fit the popular narrative.
Admitting that marijuana actually has powerful medical purposes would involve admitting that our law enforcement sector is horrendously in the wrong.
Of all the drug arrests made between 2001 and 2010, 88% were for marijuana possession. The DEA still classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance, a step above cocaine.
Cancer is a $100 billion a year industry.
That number is expected to rise to $147 billion by 2018.
Can you imagine what would happen to major pharmaceutical companies and their government backers if everyone found out that a simple herb you can grow in your backyard (not that we’re suggesting you do that – follow the law, people) could cure cancer for a fraction of the cost of pharmaceuticals.
No, that would be too disruptive.