For many years we have heard stories of people curing their cancer and other incurable diseases using cannabis oil. Now the US government have added info about cannabis and cannabinoids on their official cancer advice website.
The National Cancer Institute, is now advising that ‘cannabis may be useful in treating cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment. The site also lists other uses including: Anti-inflammatory activity, blocking cell growth, preventing the growth of blood vessels that supply tumours, antiviral activity and relieving muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.
Several scientific studies have suggested this in the past, and in April this year the US government’s National Institute on Drug Abuse revised their publications to suggest cannabis could shrink brain tumours by killing off cancer cells.
There are now two FDA approved medications for cancer patients available in the US which contain cannabinoids.
In the UK THC is in prescribed drug Sativex but is not yet considered useful on a wider basis for medical purposes.
Now America has said it, perhaps Britain may follow suit soon..