• National Institute on Drug Abuse admits cannabis has medicinal benefits
  • US guidance states drug can help kill some cancer cells and shrink others
  • Cannabinoids – chemicals in marijuana – currently used in medication to treat MS patients in both the US and UK  

Cannabis can kill cancer cells and shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumours, new advice reveals.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse in the US has admitted, in its revised publication on marijuana, that the drug offers benefits to some cancer patients.

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