So What If Pot Can Cure Cancer; That's No Reason For You To Use It

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 19 Jul 2008 09:37:27 GMT  <== Drugs ==> 

Paul Armentano at - Dr. Wai Man Liu has discovered that an ingredient of marijuana "slows tumour growth and prevents the reproduction of cancer cells", but he thinks that "smoking ganja" would cause "more harm than good." Bull. [lew]

Having recently lost friends and family members to cancer, including one to leukemia, I can inform Dr. Liu that such a diagnosis -- even when treated with standard radiation and chemotherapy -- is a death sentence. For Dr. Liu to advise, with a straight face no less, that these patients would do "more harm than good" by smoking cannabis is a disgrace. Not only can cannabis alleviate cancer patients' nausea and pain, elevate their mood, and increase their appetite, but also -- as Dr. Liu's own data demonstrates -- it may help to alleviate the very disease that's ravaging their bodies. Nevertheless, I suppose that Dr. Liu would rather have these patients shut up and die than expose the political hypocrisy surrounding criminalizing a plant.

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Not far off..

Submitted by Kenneth H. on Sat, 19 Jul 2008 18:23:26 GMT

I'll agree that it helps to alleviate nausea, some pains, elevate mood, and increase appetite. I can say this from a loved one lost. There needs to be more testing marijuana is a good medicine during a patients cancer but does not rid the body of cancer.

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