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"Marijuana Compound May Fight Lung Cancer"

http://www.forbes.com/health/feeds/hscout/2007/04/17/hscout603764.html

Letter I'm about to send off to the papers, please feel free to pass this on:


Dear Editor,

According to a Forbes.com article on April 17th, 2007, "Harvard University researchers have found that, in both laboratory and mouse studies, delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cuts tumor growth in half in common lung cancer while impeding the cancer's ability to spread."
Also, "When injected into 15 mice with prostate cancer, this "smart bomb" therapy eliminated all signs of cancer -- effectively curing the rodents. Researchers at Columbia University, in New York City, said the therapy also worked in animals with breast cancer and melanomas."

Given this research, the fact that it is impossible to overdose on marijuana, the 10,000 year plus history people have with cannabis, and the effectiveness of grass as medicine for hiv, glaucoma, cancer, fibromyalgia, arthritis and a host of other ailments, we must legalize it NOW.

Is the fact that cannabis is more effective and cheaper competition for a host of multi-billion dollar pharmacutical drugs one reason why this medicine has been suppressed for so long? Is the fact that it can be made out of high quality paper with less chemicals and more efficiently than cutting down forests also a stumbling block due to its competition with the lumber and chemical processing industries? The seed of this plant is a high protein health food for crying out loud, containing all essential amino acids to the human body.

In the words of the popular politicians, "It is time for Change."

-Daniel McGuire
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