National Cancer Institute Says Marijuana Is a Cancer-Fighter, Then Backpedals

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This will help fight cancer, until the feds say it won't
So you think the federal government prevaricates over what to do in Libya? As mixed as many of the government's messages are, the feds really can't take a solid stance when it comes to marijuana.

Earlier this month, the National Cancer Institute bowed to a burgeoning legion of studies suggesting that one of the chemical compounds in cannabis slows -- or even stops -- uncontrolled cell growth. In one study, tumors in lab mice shrank once they were exposed to the compound CBD. The NCI updated its Web site accordingly, including a reference to a "possible direct antitumor effect" from pot.

But sometime since, the reference was removed, much to pot advocates' disgust.

The original passage read, "In the practice of integrative oncology, the health care provider may recommend medicinal cannabis, not only for symptom management, but also for its possible direct antitumor effect."

Sometime on Monday, pot advocates noticed this passage had been changed, removing all references to the antitumor effect. What was even more disturbing was the new message that had been put in its place, which stated: "Though no relevant surveys of practice patterns exist, it appears that physicians caring for cancer patients who prescribe medicinal cannabis predominantly do so for symptom management."

Cannabis advocates were not happy. "The backpedaling has begun," said Kris Hermes, spokesman for Americans for Safe Access, which noticed the change. "Apparently, politics speak louder than science."

E-mails to the National Cancer Institute's press office were not immediately returned.

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Jbvince47
Jbvince47

It's no wonder this country is going down hill fast. Lawmakers only listen to big business and we all know the pharmaceutical business would not benefit from marijuana legalization.

Jmvb
Jmvb

It's no wonder this country is going down hill fast. Lawmakers only listen to big business and we all know the pharmaceutical business would not benefit from marijuana legalization.

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Body Epiphanies
Body Epiphanies

Having done independent research regarding chemicals naturally found within marijuana here is a list of 108 scientific abstracts that indicate the major health benefits of marijuana and cancer. This is just a small picture of what it can do for cancer. We will be adding to this list.

http://www.bodyepiphanies.com/...

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Coultergradall
Coultergradall

THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES CANT HAVE THAT!!! WE MUST ARREST EVERYONE IMMEDIATELY-- ROUND THEM UP AND SHUT THEM DOWN--

Benjamin Kerensa
Benjamin Kerensa

Medical Marijuana is just a shelter so growers can make huge profits with immunity.

JD
JD

Haha wow ur such a asshole do ur research my friend

peterpun
peterpun

"The backpedaling has begun," said Kris Hermes, spokesman for Americans for Safe Access, which noticed the change. "Apparently, politics speak louder than science."Politics speaking louder than science!?! How can that be....? That never happens.

Lenrichmondfilms
Lenrichmondfilms

FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST “I recommend an excellent documentary film, "What if Cannabis Cured Cancer," by Len Richmond, which summarizes the remarkable research findings of recent years about the cancer-protective effects of novel compounds in marijuana. Most medical doctors are not aware of this information and its implications for cancer prevention and treatment.”- ANDREW WEIL, M.D.

“A Hugely Important Film”– JULIE HOLLAND, M.D. NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

“A Must See Film”– MARIJUANA POLICY PROJECT, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Using original and archival footage, the 60 minute documentary presents highly convincing evidence that this forbidden herb has healing properties beyond any other plant on the planet— interacting as it does with the body’s own “endocannabinoid system” to keep us fit and disease-free. “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer” explains how we are all born with a form of marijuana already in our bodies, and when pot is consumed, the “endocannabinoids” inside us—along with any cannabinoids we ingest—fit together like a key in a lock, thereby promoting the death of cancer cells without harming the body’s healthy cells. A powerful and eye-opening film about the future of cannabis—and perhaps even the future of medicine. Narrated by Emmy-winning actor, PETER COYOTE.

Bayous
Bayous

i think all cancer patients should be informed of this & be allowed to use pot if they see fit.

Scotwd9598
Scotwd9598

Has there been any scientific research around the very real possibility that the 3500+ year documented use of cannabis has resulted in any changes to human DNA / genetic expression???..."Pharma", and the FEDGOV have conspired for decades to create the mess we have today, but what's the *SCIENCE* on cannabis & genetics???...

Pacific Vacuum
Pacific Vacuum

National Cancer Institute no longer gets my money. Pathetic. Self preservation, right?

Cristal
Cristal

This topic and this fact has been beaten and exhausted forever. Legalize it!!!

Djsevenpdx
Djsevenpdx

This is gonna happen a lot. 2 steps forward, 2 steps back. Our progress is just gonna have to happen on leapyear, so to speak.

Phultquist
Phultquist

I can't help but think BIG PHARMA has some influence here......and maybe even the alcohol industry?

Lenrichmondfilms
Lenrichmondfilms

FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST “I recommend an excellent documentary film, "What if Cannabis Cured Cancer," by Len Richmond, which summarizes the remarkable research findings of recent years about the cancer-protective effects of novel compounds in marijuana. Most medical doctors are not aware of this information and its implications for cancer prevention and treatment.”- ANDREW WEIL, M.D.

“A Hugely Important Film”– JULIE HOLLAND, M.D. NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

“A Must See Film”– MARIJUANA POLICY PROJECT, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Using original and archival footage, the 60 minute documentary presents highly convincing evidence that this forbidden herb has healing properties beyond any other plant on the planet— interacting as it does with the body’s own “endocannabinoid system” to keep us fit and disease-free. “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer” explains how we are all born with a form of marijuana already in our bodies, and when pot is consumed, the “endocannabinoids” inside us—along with any cannabinoids we ingest—fit together like a key in a lock, thereby promoting the death of cancer cells without harming the body’s healthy cells. A powerful and eye-opening film about the future of cannabis—and perhaps even the future of medicine. Narrated by Emmy-winning actor, PETER COYOTE.

Featuring interviews with DR, ROBERT MELAMEDE, DR. SEAN MCALLISTER, DR. JEFFREY HERGENRATHER, DR. DAVID BEARMAN, DR. MANUEL GUZMAN, DR. RAPHAEL MECHOULAM, and DR. DONALD ABRAMS

"One of the most polished, informative films on cannabis released in years." –CULTURE MAGAZINE.

YouTube Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Film Website: http://lenrichmondfilms.com/ Available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/What-if-...Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/... Profile on Cannabis Planet TV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... Panel Discussion at the Sausalito Film Festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... Profile in Whole Life Times Magazine: http://www.wholelifemagazine.c...Interview in Cannabis Culture Magazine:http://cannabisculture.com/v2/... Dr. Andrew Weil on the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... "Stony Award" ceremony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Lenrichmondfilms
Lenrichmondfilms

FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST “I recommend an excellent documentary film, "What if Cannabis Cured Cancer," by Len Richmond, which summarizes the remarkable research findings of recent years about the cancer-protective effects of novel compounds in marijuana. Most medical doctors are not aware of this information and its implications for cancer prevention and treatment.”- ANDREW WEIL, M.D.

“A Hugely Important Film”– JULIE HOLLAND, M.D. NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

“A Must See Film”– MARIJUANA POLICY PROJECT, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Using original and archival footage, the 60 minute documentary presents highly convincing evidence that this forbidden herb has healing properties beyond any other plant on the planet— interacting as it does with the body’s own “endocannabinoid system” to keep us fit and disease-free. “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer” explains how we are all born with a form of marijuana already in our bodies, and when pot is consumed, the “endocannabinoids” inside us—along with any cannabinoids we ingest—fit together like a key in a lock, thereby promoting the death of cancer cells without harming the body’s healthy cells. A powerful and eye-opening film about the future of cannabis—and perhaps even the future of medicine. Narrated by Emmy-winning actor, PETER COYOTE.

Featuring interviews with DR, ROBERT MELAMEDE, DR. SEAN MCALLISTER, DR. JEFFREY HERGENRATHER, DR. DAVID BEARMAN, DR. MANUEL GUZMAN, DR. RAPHAEL MECHOULAM, and DR. DONALD ABRAMS

"One of the most polished, informative films on cannabis released in years." –CULTURE MAGAZINE

Winner of the "Best Documentary" at the Williamsburg Film Festival. Winner of the "Reel Peace Award" at the Berkeley Film Festival.DVD's have been provided to every member of the Los Angeles City Council, the Kansas State Legislature, the Marin County Board of Supervisors, and 100 selected members of Congress in Washington D.C. Consistently in Amazon's "100 Bestselling Documentaries".

YouTube Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Film Website: http://lenrichmondfilms.com/ Available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/What-if-...Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/... Profile on Cannabis Planet TV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... Panel Discussion at the Sausalito Film Festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... Profile in Whole Life Times Magazine: http://www.wholelifemagazine.c...Interview in Cannabis Culture Magazine:http://cannabisculture.com/v2/... Dr. Andrew Weil on the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... "Stony Award" ceremony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

rsteeb
rsteeb

Google Glioma+THC

The government has known since 1974 the Cannabis fights Cancer. But that fact doesn't support Cannabis being misclassified as "Schedule I" so they buried the knowledge.

How Despicable is THAT?

withak30
withak30

Looks an awful lot like hop flowers to me.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

Prohibition of drugs/alcohol have been demonstrated to fund various mafias and gangs, but have never caused any reduction in drug/alcohol use in the long term.

lolwut
lolwut

They cannot take a stance because they are being paid not too. The federal government has no interest in the COMMON GOOD

Galarisj
Galarisj

Feds are bullshit. FEds own and operate the most lucrative drug business known to man..Caled the Pharmacutical indistry.. Legalized homicide... Oxy , Roxy, you name it they make it and say its ok..Til too many die from it.. Like Qualudes of the 60's and 70's , when too many people die from one epidemic they will alter it.. But never In our favor....Legalizing narcotics would only minimize the number prosocuted for these self inflicted crime..And in turn free up a lot of time and money . To put those efforts into better chosen places other then busting people for hurting no one but themsleves.Victimless crimes...

Guest
Guest

A narcotic is any drug that makes you sleepy, in particular, opioids. Cannabis isn't a narcotic.

thatsnotweed
thatsnotweed

That picture shows hops to make beer, not marijuana....Notice the bottles.. It does however LOOK like marijuana.

Triple OG
Triple OG

Hey smart guy those aren't hops and neither is that beer.

It's a bunch of WEED with a WINE (not beer) bottle next to it to emphasize how much weed it is

You're either smoking too much or not enough guy

thatsnotweed
thatsnotweed

Actually... how about you do some research on the internet about that picture. It is verified to be hops. thx.

Guest
Guest

C'mon country, quit being such a massive faggot.

Navzryd
Navzryd

EFF you cancer institute, for bowing to government propaganda probably based on funding issues! The government has hidden marijuana's wide variety of benefits from the public since the Ford administration and not one of us buys into your mid-stream horse changes. Why not just come out and tell us the truth, that like every other person at the mercy of the government you have been railroaded into spreading mis-truths about marijuana in an effort to maintain government funding. They did that to government workers, why would they not do it to you also? We already know about them raiding legit medical dispensaries, they are willing to stop at nothing to eradicate something useful while allowing tobacco to remain legal....what's the National Cancer Institute's stance on THAT sensitive subject? In short: GROW A BACKBONE AND STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND JUST.THE ONLY WAY TO STOP TYRANNY IN GOVERNMENT IS TO REMIND THEM THAT THEY WORK FOR US AND THAT THEY CAN BE FIRED!!!

The Celtic Bard
The Celtic Bard

The FDA's Original Food Pyramid Originally Had Fruits and Veggies a the #1 source of Nutrition,,,but Despite their Knowledge, Re-Vamped it to Say Wheat and Grain Products promote Good Nutrition...Bull-Dinky ! it's Only to Generate Income....Like The Government Money Given to Fast Food Joints to Advertise Their Super Cheddar Burgers - It IS Only to Boost Revenue for the Dairy Industry - Like Feed The Public SH1T They''ll Eat it !

Beverley Hughes
Beverley Hughes

This is just so STUPID!! Why keep it illegal in America? Why keep any drugs illegal in America? Simple answer . . collusion with the drug cartels, BIG payoffs. It stinks to high heaven!!

nunya
nunya

Was it necessary to mention that Montell Willimas is (a black man)? Does that really have any relavency in this discussion? Racist asshole.

J_friend62
J_friend62

Well, I don't think you understand why it is important to include things like this in these articles. It is relevant because of how marijuana has been used as a racially discriminate tool since it has became illegal. The fact that he is a "black man" and he is addressing it's impact on how he feels and how it has effected his life in a society where racism is still a blatant issue, then I would say it is definitely relevant.

Pleiadian Dragon
Pleiadian Dragon

No relevance unless you make the connection to make it so

Tjenkin8
Tjenkin8

That needed to be more clear within the article... An additional sentence would have sufficed to provide context.., But it does not read the way that it was meant

Guest
Guest

Shhh, race doesn't exist, we're all spontaneously colorblind -- especially when an inequality happens.

Pleiadian Dragon
Pleiadian Dragon

I am white on the outside ONLY. Multicolored inside. Only race I see is the Human race.... and WE ARE LOSING !!!!

h. brown
h. brown

Obama let us down,

In just about every way. He promised to do hands-off on pot and his DEA doesn't even listen to him. SFPD still works with em on pot busts.

On the upside? Lord, Lord, Lord ... the pot has never been better.

Go Giants!

Keep Brandon Belt in the Majors.

h.

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