Cannabis Oil Cures Cancer-Unproven!

Cannabis Oil Cures Cancer-Unproven!

Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email alleging that the oil from marijuana will cure cancer.
The Truth:
There are medicinal properties in marijuana but we have found not clinical evidence that it cures cancer.
According to the website of the American Cancer Society, marijuana has been used medicinally but it is “limited because different strains of the plant contain different amounts of various compounds, which makes effects hard to predict.”  The group said that “researchers have isolated substances from the plant (cannabinoids) that can be used in precise doses alone and in combinations with other medicines to achieve more predictable effects.”
Some of these cannabinoid drugs have received the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to relieve the symptoms that comes from certain cancer treatments, such as nausea and vomiting. The American Cancer Society said that other “marijuana extracts are still being tested.”
Posted 07/21/14

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