Various studies in the past have shown that cannabis and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the principal psychoactive component of weed) have a profound effect on the battle against cancer. In 1974 and again in 1998, studies claimed that THC could help cancer sufferers.
The 1998 study, which was carried out by Madrid Complutense states that: “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.”
Sadly though, because of legal wrangles over the legalisation of cannabis, a lot of the research regarding cannabis fighting cancer has been put on ice. Tragic when you think that THC could be saving the lives of cancer sufferers all over the world. This video illustrates the the effect of THC on cancer cells. It’s safe to say we’re all missing out at the moment.
I can understand the legal and moral complaints against legalising weed, but surely there is a way we can legislate for the medical testing of THC in cancer treatment? If it really does produce the goods, then it must be worth the long term gamble?