- The government-funded National Cancer Institute admits that cannabis has medical value, including tumor fighting capabilities.
Despite the fact that cannabis remains a schedule 1 controlled substance in the United states – indicating it has no known medical value and is highly addictive and dangerous – the U.S. National Cancer Institute has a report published on its website (updated August 28th, 2015) proclaiming several medical benefits of cannabis and cannabinoids, citing numerous scientific studies to back their claims. Among the benefits of cannabis, the organization claims, is its ability to fight tumors, its effectiveness as a painkiller and its usefulness as an appetite stimulant.
- Cannabis can alter genes.
A study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that THC – the primary psychoactive compound found in cannabis – can actually alter genes, which can help treat a number of conditions such as cancers and inflammatory diseases. The study was funded by the U.S. National Institute of Health.