THC has slowed down the growth of cells of lung cancer, breast cancer and viral leukemia in laboratory mice, extending their lives to 36 percent.Surely you’ve read in several places on the therapeutic effects of cannabis and its ability to cure cancer. There was footage that shows how THC kills cancer cells without affecting healthy cells. Paul Armentano, analyst of the National Organization for reforming the laws about marijuana (NORML) stated that Cannabinoids provide some assurance to those who are suffering from cancer. The first states about that appeared in 1974, but only now the media are beginning to take an interest in this topic.

In an article in the Washington Post of 1974, writes:

“THC has slowed down the growth of cells of lung cancer, breast cancer and viral leukemia in laboratory mice, extending their lives by 36%”.

At the time this article was published, the headlines were full of scandal with Nixon and the Watergate scandal and the news remained on the fringe. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 1975 published a similar article, but he did not get into the public eye. During their research, they identified three primary components of cannabis, the Delta 9 THC, delta 8 THC and cannabinol (CBN). All of the components shown that prevent the growth of specific tumors in the lung.

“Testing on animals that were treated 10 days in a row with delta-9-THC has shown that the very first day after instillation of tumors slowed tumor growth. The situation was similar in mice treated 20 days in a row with delta-8-THC and CBN. ”

Authorities for years stand behind the claim that cannabis has no medical value. Cannabis currently belongs to the controlled substances of the first order, along with LSD, heroin and ecstasy. It is believed that these drugs are addictive and have no medical effect. However, it is interesting that the US government has a patent for the medicinal use of this plant. What do you think? Whether marijuana should remain illegal?