Despite the potential benefits of marijuana in treating cancer, the US government has turned a blind eye to furthering research. Nevertheless, there is a growing body of scientific literature in support of marijuana’s efficacy.

Cannabinoids As Cancer Hope
by Paul Armentano
Senior Policy Analyst

“Cannabinoids possess … anticancer activity [and may] possibly represent a new class of anti-cancer drugs that retard cancer growth, inhibit angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels) and the metastatic spreading of cancer cells.” So concludes a comprehensive review published in the October 2005 issue of the scientific journal Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry.

Not familiar with the emerging body of research touting cannabis’ ability to stave the spread of certain types of cancers? You’re not alone.

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