There have been rumblings in the past, following reports that scientists have conducted tests with the drug, and now the U.S. government have one hundred per cent confirmed the news on their website.
In a page of official advice, the U.S. government wrote:
Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory.
The National Cancer Institute, part of the U.S. Department of Health, now claims that “cannabinoids may be useful in treating the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment” by smoking, eating it in baked products, drinking herbal teas or even spraying it under the tongue.
Although they are also keen to stress that marijuana has only shown these effects on mice, and are not yet ready to recommend the drug for human use in fighting cancer, the news will nevertheless be a huge step in the fight for those who want to see the drug legalised across the U.S. (and the UK, where it remains illegal nationwide).