In 1974, a research team at the Medical College of Virginia discovered that cannabis inhibited malignant tumor cell growth in culture and in mice. The study, which was published in the Washington Post stated that THC, “slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36%.”


According to NORML.org:

For over 30 years, US politicians and bureaucrats have systematically turned a blind eye to scienti˻c research indicating that marijuana may play a role in cancer prevention — a ˻nding that was ˻rst documented in 1974. That year, a research team at the Medical College of Virginia (acting at the behest of the federal government) discovered that cannabis inhibited malignant tumor cell growth in culture and in mice. According to the study’s results, reported nationally in an Aug. 18, 1974, Washington Post newspaper feature, administration of marijuana’s primary cannabinoid THC, “slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36 percent.”
Despite these favorable •ndings, U.S. government o›cials dismissed the study and refused to fund any follow-up research until conducting a similar, though secret, clinical trial in the mid-1990’s. The study, conducted by the U.S. National Toxicology Program to the tune of $2 million concluded that mice and rats administered high doses of THC over long periods experienced greater protection against malignant tumors than untreated controls.
“THC can cause cancer cells to die, and unlike chemotherapy the THC kills nothing but the cancer cells, leaving the brain of course completely unharmed.”

Watch the video below to show the effect of THC on cancer cells:

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