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U.S. Govt Agency Says Marijuana Can “Kill Cancer Cells”

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training, has confirmed that marijuana can kill cancer cells.

The NCI website was recently updated to say that marijuana “has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory” and that “[marijuana] and cannabinoids may have benefits in treating the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer therapies.” The cannabinoids they are most likely referring to are CBD and THC.

The site also makes sure to mention that marijuana is currently “not approved by the FDA for use as a cancer treatment.” But now its just a matter of time till the FDA will have to include marijuana as a credible treatment option for cancer (and other illnesses).

Now that the U.S. government’s primary institute for cancer research and training has officially confirmed that marijuana does kill cancer, and therefore has medicinal benefits, maybe the government will now move marijuana from a Schedule I drug to and Schedule II.