Conspiracy theorists have been saying it for years – cannabis can successfully destroy cancer cells.
That’s according to the US government, which has added a page on the use of cannabis and cannabinoids to their official cancer advice website.
“The National Cancer Institute, part of the US Department of Health, now advises that ‘cannabinoids may be useful in treating the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment’ by smoking, eating it in baked products, drinking herbal teas or even spraying it under the tongue,” says Amy Willis.
The site lists an array of medicinal uses of cannabis, such as pain relief, anti-inflammatory and antiviral activity, stress relief, anti-anxiety, and anti-tumor properties, reduction of muscle spasms due to multiple sclerosis, and more.
The information page also highlights a case study that demonstrated cancer cells were killed in mice when exposed to cannabis.
This information coupled with the recent legalization of cannabis in many U.S. states raises the question if marijuana will one day be seen as a preventative herb against cancer.
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