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Marijuana Use Associated with a “Significantly Reduced Risk” of Head and Neck Cancers

Some promising new research shows that marijuana use could have beneficial effects on certain types of cancer.

From the NORML blog:

For some 35 years the United States federal government has been well aware [1] that cannabis possesses potent anti-cancer [2] and anti-tumor properties [3]. And for the past three years, government-funded researchers have speculated that these qualities may offer “protective [4]” effects against the onset of various types of cancer in humans, including lung cancer [5].

Yet to date, virtually no investigators have taken the time to assess marijuana’s potential anti-cancer effects in humans — until now.

In a clinical abstract just published online on the Cancer Prevention Research website, a team of U.S. investigators report that marijuana use, even long-term, is associated with a “significantly reduced risk” of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

 
Read the whole article here. [6]

 

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