April 17, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- Cannabis may be bad for the lungs, but the active ingredient in marijuana may help combat lung cancer, new research suggests.More good news here.
In lab and mouse studies, the compound, known as THC, cut lung tumor growth in half and helped prevent the cancer from spreading, says Anju Preet, PhD, a Harvard University researcher in Boston who tested the chemical.
While a lot more work needs to be done, “the results suggest THC has therapeutic potential,” she tells WebMD.
Speaking hypothetically. . . . IF one had enjoyed the therapeutic benefits of weed on a daily basis for, oh, I dunno, the entire 1970s, then one might be pretty self-satisified right now . . . . hypothetically speaking, of course.
(h\t to Coffee House Studio)