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Old February 17th, 2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in '74

In 1974 researchers learned that THC, the active chemical in marijuana, shrank or destroyed brain tumors in test mice. But the DEA quickly shut down the study and destroyed its results, which were never replicated -- until now.
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The term medical marijuana took on tic new meaning in February, 2000 when researchers in Madrid announced they had destroyed incurable brain tumors in rats by injecting them with THC, the active ingredient in cannabis.

The Madrid study marks only the second time that THC has been administered to tumor-bearing animals; the first was a Virginia investigation 26 years ago. In both studies, the THC shrank or destroyed tumors in a majority of the test subjects.

Most Americans don't know anything about the Madrid discovery. Virtually no major U.S. newspapers carried the story, which ran only once on the AP and UPI news wires, on Feb. 29, 2000.

The ominous part is that this isn't the first time scientists have discovered that THC shrinks tumors. In 1974 researchers at the Medical College of Virginia, who had been funded by the National Institute of Health to find evidence that marijuana damages the immune system, found instead that THC slowed the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice -- lung and breast cancer, and a virus-induced leukemia.

The DEA quickly shut down the Virginia study and all further cannabis/tumor research, according to Jack Herer, who reports on the events in his book, "The Emperor Wears No Clothes." In 1976 President Gerald Ford put an end to all public cannabis research and granted exclusive research rights to major pharmaceutical companies, who set out -- unsuccessfully -- to develop synthetic forms of THC that would deliver all the medical benefits without the "high
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Old February 17th, 2010, 01:32 PM   #2
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So that one guy on here that smokes pot with his kids does so to prevent them from getting cancer.

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Old February 17th, 2010, 01:37 PM   #3
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I guess I better fight off that dreaded breast cancer one toke at a time.
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I'm glad the government always does what's best for citizens.
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Is the tumor their talking about called the brain?
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Old February 19th, 2010, 11:32 PM   #7
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Is the tumor their talking about called the brain?
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haha the beginning of Pineapple Express came to mind as I read to.
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If they hadn't outlawed Marijuana in 1937, the DEA would not even exist. And of course they don't want you to know if it has any positive effects. That would expose their hypocrisy, while at the same time prevent any drug company (Lobbyists) from producing, patenting, and profiting from a synthetic (ineffective) version of what nature has already perfected. Sad but True. Not my opinion, straight facts.
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i don't puff the ganga but imo not legalizing pot and collecting tax on it is one of the biggest fails this country has made.
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i don't puff the ganga but imo not legalizing pot and collecting tax on it is one of the biggest fails this country has made.
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If the gov't feels its ok for the people to smoke other things, and alter their state of mind with alcohol, why not.
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