Yes, that’s right. The Federal Government runs a research institute named The National Institute on Drug Abuse who had to grudgingly accept that marijuana is indeed capable of killing certain cancer cells.
NIDA published a document (revised as of April 2015) – DrugFacts: Is Marijuana Medicine? The summary if the report states, “recent animal studies have shown that marijuana can kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others. Evidence from one animal study suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumors. Research in mice showed that these extracts, when used with radiation, increased the cancer-killing effects of the radiation.”
Following this report, the federal government admitted that marijuana has medical value. It would be interesting to note that this is exactly the time where the situation is such that steam is building in the Senate for the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States Act. The bill was introduced in early March in New Jersey by Democratic Sen. Cory Booker. This quickly gained pace and received support from GOP Sens. Rand Paul and Dean Heller, along with Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Barbara Boxer.
What does the bill propose?
The bill proposes moving cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule II. For the laymen, this would recognize on the federal level that marijuana does have some medicinal value. This doesn’t mean in anyway that the bill legalizes marijuana, but it does permit the states to set their own policies, free and clear of federal raids. Moreover, it would also allow the doctors of Department of Veterans Affairs to treat their patients with the drug.
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The information is sourced from The Daily Caller.