A new medical study has found that a potent brain cancer called high-grade glioma responds extremely well to the chemical components in marijuana. Scientists using an extract of whole-plant marijuana rich in pot’s main psychoactive ingredient THC as well as cannabidiol (CBD) showed “dramatic reductions in tumor volumes,” the article describing the study reported.
This is yet more scientific evidence of the efficacy of marijuana as a medical treatment alternative for many kinds of conditions. In my home state of California, medical marijuana use is already sanctioned and controlled but in many other states, fear of marijuana as a gateway drug prevents this treatment from being made available.
It’s the 21st Century. We should be well past the time when ignorance of science or fear of “reefer madness” ought to be depriving a single person of treatment that can alleviate pain or reverse horrific medical conditions.