Cannabis or marijuana does kill cancer cells, says scientists from the National Cancer Institute (US Department of Health), after a series of laboratory tests and speculations.
According to the institute's website, "Cannabis and cannabinoids may have benefits in treating the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer therapies. It has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory."
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The researchers stressed that marijuana has only shown these effects on mice, and are not yet ready to recommend the drug for human use in fighting cancer.
Cancer Research pointed that there is no evidence to determine whether cannabis can be effectively used for cancer treatment, but this could be a big moment in the battle against the disease.
The researchers hope this new development could pave the path for a nationwide legalization of marijuana.