Cannabis as a cancer cure?

12 08 2009

medical marijuana for cancer treatment

On the surface, it stands to reason that people who smoke cannabis could possibly face similar elevated risks for head and throat cancers as do those who smoke tobacco, and/or drink alcohol. Both alcohol and tobacco use carry significantly higher risks for such cancers.

In 1999, a highly – publicised study indicated that cannabis users might face some elevated risk of head and neck cancers, as is the case with consumers of tobacco and alcohol. However, even the researchers from that study cautioned against making too much of their results and called for further study.

Two recent studies appear to contradict that, suggesting that cannabis users face no increased risk of head and neck cancers, and may even enjoy a measure of protection. Results show that moderate cannabis users actually appear to have a reduced risk level for head and neck cancers compared to control cases. However, due of the limited power and length of use studied, a small or longer-term effect cannot be ruled out.

Both of these studies support a growing body of data that indicate that cannabinoids have potential anti-tumour and anti-cancer properties. Clearly, further examination is required!

Source: www.examiner.com


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13 08 2009
lagers

1 Day a guy sayed me it better to smoke ones per week weed that smoke a pack of sigarets every day.

12 10 2009
marijuanatech

Why is there not a TON of comments here. Yes, view http://www.phoenixtearsmovie.com and learn how Cannabis appears to have been PROVEN to have cancer cure properties.

31 10 2013
William Grimberg

There has been great strides made in labs around the world just in the past year that other compounds besides THC called Cannabinoids (CBD ) found in marijuana have very positive results in curing cancer and many other diseases. To find out more check out this site : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHnQ-YAqAsA

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