Feds Admit Cannabis Kills Cancer
We've been saying it for years but the government claimed there wasn't enough proof. Finally, the federally ran research institution, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), released a revised publication stating that marijuana has been proven to kill certain cancer cells. This statement in turn means that the federal government has finally admitted that marijuana actually does have medicinal value.
NIDA stated, “recent animal studies have shown that marijuana can kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others. Evidence from one animal study suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumors. Research in mice showed that these extracts, when used with radiation, increased the cancer-killing effects of the radiation.” Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey introduced a bill in March 2015 that would move marijuana from being a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II, which will classify cannabis as having medicinal use. Booker's bill allows states to set their own policies, free and clear of federal raids but does not make marijuana legal in any state.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, 37, stated, “We have some preliminary data showing that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, that marijuana can be helpful. I think that we have to use that data to drive policymaking.” It looks as if America is taking steps in the right direction, as our federal government is slowly beginning to realize the medical benefits of the drug they've always known to be taboo.