Government Confirms And Reports That Marijuana Prevents Or Cures Certain Cancers


In a recent report, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the Federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), stated that marijuana “inhibited the survival of both estrogen receptor–positive and estrogen receptor–negative breast cancer cell lines.”

The same report showed marijuana slows or stops the growth of certain lung cancer cells and suggested that marijuana may provide “risk reduction and treatment of colorectal cancer.”

In Case You Missed It, Government Confirms And Reports That Marijuana Prevents Or Cures Certain CancersReferring to the NCI report, Patient Rights attorney Matthew Pappas said, “The Federal government’s continuing attack on people prescribed medical cannabis by their doctors is hypocritical considering the benefits reported by its own National Cancer Institute.”

Pappas represents patients in defending their right to reasonably obtain medical marijuana. The patients contend the Federal government and various municipalities are trying to prevent them from obtaining cannabis for medical purposes in direct contravention of state laws.

“Cities that ban dispensaries are denying patients the ability to obtain a medicine the Federal government’s National Institutes of Health says fights cancer and they’re doing it with the Obama Administration’s help.” Recently, the City of Los Angeles repealed its ban of medical marijuana collectives after Bill Rosendahl, a member of its city council diagnosed with cancer and prescribed medical marijuana said to fellow council members about the ban, “You want to kill me? You want to throw me under the bus?”

The NCI report also examined whether patients who smoke marijuana rather than ingesting it orally are exposed to a higher risk of lung and certain digestive system cancers. According to the government, 19 studies “failed to demonstrate statistically significant associations between marijuana inhalation and lung cancer.” The report also identified a separate study of 611 lung cancer patients that showed marijuana was “not associated with an increased risk of lung cancer or other upper aerodigestive tract cancers and found no positive associations with any cancer type.” In the area of prostate cancer, the NCI report was inconclusive and suggested further research was necessary. In its report, the National Cancer Institute also identified a “study of intratumoral injection of delta-9-THC in patients with recurrent glioblastoma” that showed tumor reduction in the test participants.

Despite the Federal government sanctioned and authorized NCI report, Pappas said Congress and the Obama Administration have continued to thwart marijuana research. In an announced effort to displace state medical marijuana laws, the Office of National Drug Control Policy described “medical” marijuana as a “myth” fueling “troubling misconceptions” in documents found on its website.

The Federal government appears to be focused on creating more chemical drugs, many of which are the subject of various attorney television commercials seeking out those adversely impacted by those drugs.

Pappas said both the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Office of National Drug Control Policy continue to assert marijuana lacks any medicinal value despite the research showing cannabis reduces certain cancer risks and inhibits the growth of tumor cells. He also commented that the Federal government’s anti-marijuana position contributes to and encourages prejudice and public misconception about the legitimate use of medical cannabis as treatment for seriously ill patients.

In addition to anti-cancer properties, separate research reported marijuana appears to have “profound nerve-protective and brain-enhancing properties that could potentially treat many neurodegenerative disorders.” In its report, the National Cancer Institute stated cannabis effectively treats insomnia and referenced a placebo-controlled study in cancer patients showing increased quality of sleep and relaxation in those treated with tetrahydrocannabinol, an active component in marijuana.

Responding to a White House statement that only a small percentage of patients prescribed medical cannabis under state laws use it to treat cancer, Pappas said “marijuana isn’t just for cancer or AIDS patients – it can also treat, for example, sleeplessness.” Although generally not a life threatening condition, Pappas referred to insomnia as a health issue regularly treated with prescription drugs zolpidem (brand name Ambien) and eszopiclone (brand name Lunesta).

According to their manufacturers’ websites, zolpidem and eszopiclone have been shown to cause severe side effects including aggressiveness, hallucinations, confusion, or suicidal thoughts. Pappas noted that, unlike those drugs, studies on insomnia similar to those reported by the National Cancer Institute show medical marijuana effectively treats insomnia at a far lower cost and with fewer side effects. Marijuana has also been prescribed for glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and a variety of other physical and mental conditions.

Addressing the White House website statement that medical marijuana should remain criminally illegal under federal law, Pappas said that “with every drug, the doctor must consider the benefits versus any possible side effects. In its 3000-plus year history of medicinal use, there has never been a known, confirmed death caused by overdose of marijuana. To suggest that prescription drugs known to have severe negative side effects are alright and that marijuana can only be used for cancer or AIDS is nonsensical. It demonstrates how the Federal government’s decision to usurp state sovereignty is harming people because burdening citizens with federal criminal records based on medical marijuana provided for under state law is simply wrong. To continue outlawing the use of a drug shown to have life-saving, anti-cancer benefits that has been used safely as a medication for thousands of years is irresponsible.”

Jan., 2013 National Cancer Institute PDQ® report on cannabis
July, 2009 NIH report on cannabis reducing neck and head squamous cell carcinoma
Nov., 2012 NIH report on cannabis breast cancer treatment
Report on study showing smoked marijuana does not cause cancer
Report on neuroprotective benefits of marijuana
White House “Fact Sheet” on Marijuana Legalization
Office of National Drug Control Policy documents: and

For more information, contact Advocates for the Disabled and Seriously Ill at (213) 531-1788.

Source: Globe News Wire



  1. I totally agree with this article! Prescription drugs are killing us and weed could help with a lot of medical conditions! Why is it that weed is illegal but all these pain pills are legal that are killing our people!

  2. Government wants us to die. They want us to use their man-made drugs so we can be under their stronghold. It doesnt matter who's president, we're all their sheep. I shoot for more natural ways of healing myself when needed. Though I dont smoke or digest marijuana in any way, i still support its purpose for people who really benefit from it.

  3. I agree, why don't the feds finally freaking wake the hell up.... They are so delusional and I think one of the problems is that a lot of the law enforcement people are afraid they will lose their jobs,,,when in fact, maybe they can stop filling the prisons and jails of N. America with people that have been thrown in there for possession and trafficking marijuana and start focusing on the REAL criminals and start busting the hardcore criminals and hard core drugs like cocaine, heroine, crystal meth and all the drugs that are actually killing people !!! Police could focus more on missing persons, kidnapping , pedophiles, murderers and hard core offenders etc etc.

    The Canadian and American gov'ts could erase the national debts in record time, just from the taxation on marijuana alone, and it could create hundreds of thousands of jobs easily. The people who run our countries need to have a wake up call on a large scale. If more people would raise their voices and be seen and heard in rallies ,, then hopefully a difference could be made with smart solutions. I don't smoke pot or do drugs. but , if a natural plant grown "ORGANICALLY" can help with cancer solutions or relieve pain,,,then what the hell ???
    Its time to dump the political BS and put action where it needs to be applied to help cancer patients and legalize the natural plant that was put on this earth for a purpose !!!!!

  4. I'm afraid it's not a wake up call that our governments need. They know only too well what benefits marijuana has. They are so heavy handed on canabinoids because they are sooo good for us. TBTB DON'T WANT YOU TO GET WELL! THEY WANT US ALL TO BE SICK AND ON THEIR PHARMA DRUGS.

  5. Our government is so into the big drug companies that they are the ones that are stopping Marijuana from being Legal. Just read all the drugs above that would be affected and they are the ones pulling the strings Oh and not to mention the Government job’s that would be lost I’m sure those people have close friends in high places. I’m not much into political speak but someone needs to pull their head out! Alcohol is worse it hurts your body more that pot does plus you can overdoes on that too but on pot you can’t!!

  6. Time for s REVOLUTION.

  7. A big source of the confusion is people interpreting this as a social welfare policy. Cannabis prohibition is a corporate-protectionist policy - the legalization of marijuana and industrial hemp would send destructive shockwaves through the pharmaceutical, textile, petroleum and food industries, costing tens if not hundreds of thousands of jobs. One panacea is much less profitable than tens of thousands of half-measure products. Let big business patent mother nature and everyone gets their legal hemp weed.

  8. drugs need to remain off our streets,the only drug one should use is drugs that are given to them by a doctor. Marijuana kills people, so much of our youth have fallen into the deadly arms of the killer grass known as marijuana.

    1. Lmfao. Cant tell if serious or obvious troll....

    2. direct ingestion of Marijuana never killed a single person ever


  9. okay why don't you find us a single example of somebody dying from marijuana? go ahead. spoiler alert: it's never happened and is virtually impossible since you would have to smoke an amount more than twice your body weight in a timespan of about 5 minutes. also, marijuana doesn't make people stupid, in fact it has been clinically proven to give the opposite effect and promotes good health. the body is designed to accept and process the drug as well. propaganda from tobacco corporations, alcohol companies, private prison owners, and bribed politicians are the reason why most of america doesn't know the truth. we've been fed lies, but the real info is out there and easy to find. most americans for some reason just don't make the effort to find the truth and just accept what they're told.

  10. Marijuana is killing off innocent civilian bystanders in record numbers, why don't you fucking hippies wake up and realize that there is more than life than to get high, maybe if you took a xanax or aderal from time to time you could see the beauty in life instead of just sitting in your moms basement smoking crack, aka, marijuana.

    1. You are part of the problem..not "hippies." Youre ignorant and obviously uneducated. Youve been misguided and manipulated for far too long and i feel shame and sorrow for any lives youve touched, manipulated and mis led thus far!

    2. marajuana is not crack. crack is made from cocain. some people add crack to the bowl or joint, they are the crackheads.

  11. I'd be curious to see references for the amount of pot that needs to be smoked or eaten to kill someone. You people and your numbers.

  12. Anonymous crack is a type of refined cocaine NOT marijuana you numbnuts

  13. I love the righteous fear mongering morons. Did this clown learn all they know about marijuana from the movie Reefer Madness? Sure looks like it.

    There just seems to be no cure for stupid.

  14. I bet the ones posting on here about xanax being more effective and whatnot are goverment trolls. You pussies. Youre gonna shit your pants when we, the people turn angry and start destroying your evil regime with our own hands!

  15. People need more proof that marijuana really can cure cancer. Until this is proven,many uninformed,uneducated,people will continue to think that marijuana is harmful and its only good to get high. They need to live with a family member that truly is saved by cannabis. My son has a neurodegenerative disease. If it were not for cannabis he would be wasting away with no appetite and no sleep. It is the only thing that is keeping him out of a wheelchair at age 32. So I am thankful for this "medicine" and glad that our state made it possible for medical marijuana to be legal.

  16. My dog was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in December 2011. With amputation and chemotherapy his prognosis was 4 months, basically a death sentence. After amputation of the limb and Cisplatin for his chemo he was depressed, had no appetite and was vomiting. I began giving him RSO, an oil made from marijuana. He began eating again right away, had no more vomiting, started running and playing with the other dogs he was back to his old self. At the next appt. for his radiographs it was noted that one of his tumors was shrinking, one of his tumors was gone and there were not new tumors. He has Radiographs taken every 2 months. At his last appt. all but one of the tumors were gone, still no new tumors and he is happy, eating well, and pain free. That is all the proof I need. Each of the 3 veterinarians he has seen gave him maybe 4 months to live and here it is 17 months later and he is still doing good. They are all amazed and documenting his progress so they can help other pets. My dog is not a hippie and he does not veg. out in my basement all day and he does not ingest the drug to get high. All he wants is to feel better and now he does. This medicine has given me quality time with someone I love, that is all that matters to me. So, to all of the ignorant, judgmental, Xanax taking fools I say, educate yourself before you post any more comments on subjects you know nothing about.

  17. is that what your dog told you? the pot must really be affecting you if your dog is telling you that he does not smoke pot to get high. tell your dog to get off it's lazy ass and find a job.

  18. I smoking marijuana so around 3 years and i feel great everytime.
    I think so much better sleep better and many other things..
    Legalize it! :)

  19. politicians are going to legalize pot but not until they get their greedy hands wrapped around all the benifits that will come with it !!

  20. Ok...but the NIH report and supporting linked documentation are broken...can you fix this so I can share with my friends. I don't want to spread misinformation without there being something to back it up. Thanks!

  21. Marijuana causes brain haemorrhage

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In a recent report, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the Federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), stated that marijuana “inhibited the survival of both estrogen receptor–positive and estrogen receptor–negative breast cancer cell lines.”
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