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PBS documentary sheds light on marijuana’s cancer-killing properties


The cancer-killing properties of marijuana were the subject of discussion in a PBS documentary that aired this week to little media fanfare.

While using marijuana to kill cancer may sound like a wild claim to some, it struck Dr. Prakash Nagarkatti as a great idea. In his studies as professor of pathology and microbiology for the University of South Carolina, he tested synthetic cannabis drugs on cancer cells and developed a formula that was able to completely eradicate cancer cells in a test tube.

A follow-up on mice afflicted with cancer found that up to 30 percent in the test group completely rejected their disease, while others had their tumors significantly reduced. The same drug is now being tested on humans with Leukemia.


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Comment by Matt Schnackenberg
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And PBS pulls the video... f you US DEA/FDA for hiding the truth

Comment by Joe Tittiger
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Do you now see the danger in laws giving you your stolen rights back?  They are really only permissions to be stolen again when the winds change direction.

A State Constitutional amendment is the only way to go. An amendment which says that it is a God given right to choose what you put in your body and that these substances shall not be regulated at all, nor taxed at a higher rate than anything else.

Comment by Joe Tittiger
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F&#K the FDA!

The real question is where the hell does government think they  got the right to criminalize anything I put in my body in the first place!  I smell treason.