While officially, government policy is to highlight the cancer-causing effects of tobacco, the Treasury has been swelled considerably by the tax take from tobacco products, which are – of course – legal.
Cannabis, which counteracts cancer, is not.
Am I the only one who thinks this situation needs to be reversed?
The US government has thrown its weight behind the earth-shattering claims that cannabis kills cancer cells.
Everyone from hippies to conspiracy theorists and even several creditable scientists have previously argued that smoking or ingesting the herb can have medicinal benefits.
Cancer kills up to 20,000 people worldwide every day, according to global health estimates.
Health researchers for the US government claim that cannabinoids – the active ingredients in cannabis – can inhibit the illness by causing cell death and blocking key blood vessels needed by tumours to grow.
They say studies in mice and rats show cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells – while still protecting normal cells.
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