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Experts issue warning about claims that marijuana can cure cancer and other diseases

Experts issue warning about claims that marijuana can cure cancer and other diseases

“We know that a component in cannabis — CBD — might be useful in treating cancer,” Dr. Joseph A. Califano III told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Califano is the director of the Head and Neck Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego.

Another article, headlined “Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells, Admits the U.S. National Cancer Institute,” recently made the rounds online.

The NIH studies have “shown that cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow.

Does it help with the side effects of cancer treatments?

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