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

Posted By dpacheco On August 13, 2009 @ 9:37 am In Politics & Social Justice | No Comments

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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[1] well aware: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-armentano/what-your-government-know_b_108712.html

[2] anti-cancer: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=6814

[3] anti-tumor properties: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7008

[4] protective: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729.html

[5] lung cancer: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=6912

[6] Read the whole article here.: http://blog.norml.org/2009/07/30/marijuana-use-associated-with-a-significantly-reduced-risk-of-head-and-neck-cancers-will-the-mainstream-media-care/

[7] Pot Parents: Smoking’s Better Than Drinking!: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/pot-parents-smokings-better-than-drinking/

[8] Just a Stigma: Marijuana Not Actually BAD: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/just-a-stigma-marijuana-not-actually-bad/

[9] WATCH: Today Show Debate: Legalize, Tax, and Regulate Marijuana?: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/today-show-legalize-tax-and-regulate-marijuana/

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