THC found in marijuana cuts lung cancer growth?

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  1. jaredowty

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    THC cuts lung cancer growth, spread | Science Blog

    "The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies."

    Interesting stuff.
     
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    Cannabis is a highly useful drug and many synthetic drugs are based on chemicals present. Which begs the question if theres something that is cheap to grow and is natural then why should we have to create synthetic versions?

    Its great for loads of ailments.
     
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    I can has government medicare conspiracy?
     
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    Theres a few conspiracies regarding the banning fo cannabis, like kimberly clarke and the growing wood pulp paper industry. Damn you kimberly clarke and your evil paper towels. i think it was Queen elizabeth I that make sure anybody with a certain amount of land had to grow a certain percentage of hemp to be made into rope for ships.
     
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    Agreed.

    In my opinion it shouldn't be illegal. If it is then alcohol and cigarettes should be.
    :2c:
     
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    I suppose if you're willing to call a study false based on its findings, whats keeping you from claiming the original study, the one touting the health benefits, equally false?
     
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    So my lungs are fine but I can say goodbye to my balls. Fuck. :mad: :lol: These are both young studies so we'll see if either of them are debunked within the years...

    But as mustang-monk said, the benefits of cannabis for medical use are huge and far outweigh the negatives. I've heard doctors say it's the most versatile drug on the planet.
     
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    I know people who've been smoking for years and their balls are fine :lol:

    Its probable its just propaganda, they know they're losing the battle and its only a matter of time that it'll finally get legalized :)
     
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    did you actually read the write up? There's not one bit of scientific evidence to support their theory as of yet.

    i.e. this is all speculation based on numbers without any solid medical proof. There is at least pure scientific findings on the benefits to THC.
     
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    A coworker of mine did his PhD thesis on cannabinoids analogs and their use in cancer. Long story short, one sub-type of the receptor associated with this kind of molecule is interesting in cancer treatment, both as an anticancerous agent and an anti chemotherapy side-effects agent (pain/stress/nausea releiver) - (and fyi, the other subtypes can be associate with hunger management along other stuff...). And yes, cannabinoids are "probably" associated with some aspects of the reproductive system but it's still unclear.

    A common pathway to find new drugs nowadays is purify plant extracts and/or optimize their structure. That's why we totally savage islands like Madagascar : interesting plants specific to the area, and the local population developed a great deal of knowledge on their medicinal use. Cannabis research has seen his funds limited only because "zomg it's a druuuuggggg".
     
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    regarding drug use.
     
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    Sucks that you're SMOKING IT then, doesn't it.
     
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    Ach well, there's always hash cakes. I can't say I have any particular fondness for mah goolies anyway.....:rofl:
     
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    use a vaporizer. good to go. :)
     

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