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Feds admit medical marijuana works on brain tumors

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In a recent report issued by a U.S. government-funded research group tasked with studying drug abuse and addiction, researchers are now admitting that marijuana is useful in killing off specific types of brain tumors.

A publication from NIDA, revised as of April 2015, states that,

Recent animal studies have shown that marijuana can kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others. Evidence from one animal study suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumors. Research in mice showed that these extracts, when used with radiation, increased the cancer-killing effects of the radiation.

This news comes at an awkward time, considering that just this week, an announcement was made by the Department of Justice stating that it will continue to prosecute medical marijuana cases against individuals in defiance of Congress.

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