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In odd news, new research has found that marijuana can halt lung cancer growth by half. Yeah, I’m confused too. The Cancer Blog has more:
Researchers at Harvard University tested marijuana's main ingredient, delta-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, in both lab and mouse studies and say their experiments are the first to show THC inhibits the growth of cancer.

Researchers are not certain why THC inhibits tumor growth, but it could be that the substance activates molecules that arrest the cell cycle. THC may also interfere with angiogenesis and vascularization, which promotes cancer growth.
So does this mean all the people at Phish concerts are pinnacles of health?
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joanne - April 19, 2007 1:02 PM

So, wait.
You mean those hippies back in college were right?

"Naw, weed smoke isn't like tobacco. It's good for you. It's from the earth."


Can I just have a hemp shake instead? :)

Darren - April 20, 2007 1:34 PM

so this is really true so all the times i have smoked pot its really good for you like lowers my chances of getting cancer?

ashleigh - May 8, 2007 10:16 AM

Ha thats awsome i didn't now that i'm healthy!!! Weed is a good thing why isn't it legal?!

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