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Marijuana's influence on human health

  1. Feb 27, 2017 #1
    present time we just knew that US Government legalized the use of marijuana cigarettes. Is there any proven that marijuana can heal parkinson disease and also can heal cancer.
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2017 #2

    Borg

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    You are confusing the federal government with individual state governments. The states have enacted their own laws in defiance of the federal laws. The federal government still lists marijuana as an illegal Class I substance. I have not heard of it being able to heal cancer but it is commonly used to treat the symtoms of cancer treatments. This is where the term "Medical Marijuana" originated.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2017 #3

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    American Cancer Society on Marijuana -- https://www.cancer.org/treatment/tr...lternative-medicine/marijuana-and-cancer.html

    CNN isn't the greatest source for medical information, but here are a couple of articles that may give you references where you can go to get more information:
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/15/health/marijuana-medical-advances/
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/07/health/gallery/uses-for-medical-marijuana/

    And Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_cannabis
     
  5. Mar 16, 2017 #4

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    Smouldering plant matter liberates carcinogenic substances, so no one would encourage a recreational smoking habit. Having said that, a number of studies have shown light to moderate smokers of marijuana are statistically no more likely to get lung cancer than those who do not smoke.

    One startling statistical difference between the outcomes of smoking tobacco versus smoking marijuana came to light in an 11 year study of 84,000 men where it was found that smoking tobacco increased the statistical incidence of bladder cancer by 52%, but recreational use of marijuana actually saw 45% fewer cases of bladder cancer compared to men who did not smoke. These findings highlight the need for further research.
    No, unfortunately. Though for some Parkinson's sufferers, a marijuana extract may significantly curtail the painful stiffness and debilitating tremor.



    There are abundant research findings and case studies that point to marijuana as a potent cancer medication, and the US Government acknowledges this on its extensive cancer information website:
    But large-scale clinical studies are still needed and most governments are refusing to allow such studies.

    Cannabinoids - a new weapon against cancer?
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28050136

    A user's guide to cannabinoid therapies in oncology.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28050136

    Antitumor activity of plant cannabinoids with emphasis on the effect of cannabidiol on human breast carcinoma. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16728591

    Cannabis extract treatment for terminal acute lymphoblastic leukemia with a Philadelphia chromosome mutation https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24474921?dopt=Abstract

    Inhibition of cancer cell invasion by cannabinoids via increased expression of tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18159069
     
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