It’s official! US confirms marijuana does kill cancer cells
After a series of laboratory tests and speculations, scientists from the National Cancer Institute (US Department of Health) have confirmed that cannabis, or marijuana, does kill cancer cells.
In its website, the institute wrote, "cannabis and cannabinoids may have benefits in treating the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer therapies" and also that "cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory."
The website also records that "cannabis and cannabinoids have been studied in the laboratory and the clinic for relief of pain, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, and loss of appetite."
Having said that, the researchers also stressed that marijuana has only shown these effects on mice, and are not yet ready to recommend the drug for human use in fighting cancer.
Although Cancer Research pointed out that there is not yet enough evidence to determine whether cannabis can be effectively used for cancer treatment, but this could be a big moment in the battle against the disease.
This new development may pave the path for a nationwide legalisation of marijuana!