According to Time Magazine, a 2012 study was conducted on the use of medicinal marijuana in killing some cancer cells.
Compounds derived from marijuana can kill cancerous cells in patients with leukemia, according to the study.
The study, published in the Anticancer Research journal, was partially funded by GW Pharmaceuticals, which produces a cannabis-derived drug to help people with multiple sclerosis. Dr. Wai Liu studied six different non-psychoactive cannabinoids (compounds derived from marijuana that don’t get the user high like its THC component does).
He found that certain non-psychoactive cannabinoids “resulted in dramatic reductions in cell viability” and “caused a simultaneous arrest at all phases of the cell cycle,” according to the study summary.
The list details which countries acknowledge the health benefits of marijuana, gives its citizens the freedom to choose, or which countries jail users for up to 8-years on possession charges.
The series of 5 lists examines the marijuana laws of 92 countries, accompanied by spectacular pictorials.
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"Marijuana Movement: A look at marijuana laws worldwide"
Part one, March, 30th.
Part two, April, 6th.
Part three, April, 13th.
Part four, April, 20th.
Part five, April, 27th.