The Government Says Cannabis Helps Cure Cancer
Does Cannabis Cure Cancer?
Ironically enough despite cannabis being labeled a schedule I drug with “no medicinal value” the government-funded National Cancer Institute seems to beg to differ.
According to the NIH’s National Cancer Institute, there are many studies showing strong anticancer properties of THC and CBD. On the government-backed website, a number of studies show properties that benefit those undergoing cancer treatment.
On the NIH website, many studies show signs of antitumor activity in animal and in vitro studies. Also, THC reduces nausea and vomiting that aid those going through chemo. It also has the well-known effect of stimulating the appetite of users. Pain relief is also provided by THC/CBD use. It’s a whole other subject, but opioid use is declining in states with legal cannabis.
THC and CBD are both Cannabinoids, there are many others besides just THC/CBD.
Some possible effects of cannabinoids include:
The National Cancer Institute states that cannabis has been used medicinally by many cultures going back at least 3000 years. Until the U.S. made possession and use illegal, cannabis was a large part of the U.S. Pharmacopeia.
Cannabis is classified as a schedule I drug. This means the U.S. does not accept any medicinal benefits and that there is a high risk for abuse.
It’s pretty clear that the federal government has some catching up to do when it comes drug scheduling
So the question remains does cannabis cure cancer?