Posted: Jul 28, 2014 4:51 am
by epepke
There is some reasonably good evidence that cannibis can have an anti-cancer effect, mostly by reducing blood flow to tumors. It also has a lot of palliative effects, some of which are indirectly beneficial by making it easier to eat.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/ ... ient/page2

The idea that somebody with some solvents can make something that is active against a substantial number of cancers, reliably, is drivel. You might get lucky, and if I had cancer, I'd try as much edible cannabis as I could stand, though I wouldn't go for nostrums using questionable solvents.

I'd really much rather have scientists study the compounds and figure out what works and what doesn't and how best to deliver them, if they find anything good.

If we hadn't had an insane War on Drugs for decades, or even if we hadn't had the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 based on racist and nationalist outrage, we might have all this by now. Or not. Science isn't guaranteed to work.

If we hadn't had the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, which declared cannabis not to have any medical uses by fiat, even. By now, there is enough evidence that cannabis does have widely accepted medical uses.