44 medical studies that demonstrate cannabis can treat cancer

When Richard Nixon declared war on drugs in the early 1970’s one of the not-so-obvious results of this mammoth policy shift was that scientific researchers were set back decades in discovering new cannabinoid-based treatments for serious medical conditions. In just a few decades the U.S. government was able to wipe thousands of years of anecdotal as well as solid scientific evidence of the efficacy of cannabis in treating a wide range of ailments and diseases fromĀ our collective medical knowledge.

For those who have spent a considerable amount of time fighting for cannabis law reform it comes as no surprise, then, that our government and pharmaceutical corporations have long fought to keep secret the fact that cannabis can be an effective treatment for certain types of cancer. And we’re not just talking about relieving nausea that comes from chemotherapy and radiation treatment, but actually shrinking or eliminating cancerous tumors.

Here are links to 44 scientific studies that demonstrate the efficacy of cannabis as a cancer treatment. Thanks to reddit user datJedi for compiling this list.

Brain Cancer

Mouth and Throat Cancer

Breast Cancer

Lung Cancer

Uterine, Testicular, and Pancreatic Cancers

Prostate Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Blood Cancer

Skin Cancer

Liver Cancer

Biliary Tract Cancer

Bladder Cancer

Other Cancers


  1. cheryl

    There is too much money involved cancer is unfortunately big business that is one of the reason’s why they won’t decriminalise even for medical use . There are so many testimonys stating how the oil has helped massively in people condition . To self medicate with oil you have to break the law to do so our governments view is so out dated !!

    1. Dr. Danko

      So true Cheryl. As I said in another comment, until those that are “in charge” figure out how to monetize marijuana it will continue to be an uphill battle for the sick and hurting.

      1. hempmeister

        If we can get cannabis/hemp reclassified as dietary food supplements – we could shake off the federal storm troopers!
        The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (“DSHEA”), is a 1994 statute of United States Federal legislation which defines and regulates dietary supplements.[1] Under the act, supplements are mainly unregulated, without proof of effectiveness or safety needed
        From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    1. Dr. Danko

      Pre-employment drug screenings is one of the biggest hurdles medical marijuana patients face and can very quickly lead to self-perpetuating poverty.

  2. look what has happened to so many people who wanted to live there life to the fullest and all because someone might get high and feel good.

  3. Terry

    If it wasn’t illegal my mom would have gotten better cause she died of a cancer called multiple miloma

  4. Another Article Well Done Stephen.Thank You for Your Support of Ballot Initiative 48 in Mississippi.WE will Legalize Cannabis in MS. and our People will Heal!

  5. Russ

    Yes, the war on drugs is too profitable for the government and the people who are involved with this war. It is a declared war on the people of the United States. A law that is unfair or tyrannical should be disregarded and the laws that pertain to Marijuana are just that. This government is not constitutional in its operation and the people of the United States should and very well may revolt about this and many other subjects. What do they think they are anyways, the lawmakers in this country are completely out of touch and so are their enforcers. The people of this country need to get off of their butts and let these criminal politicians and their out of touch laws on Marijuana will be ignored and the gestapo that wears body armor and Kevlar helmets that bust down doors in the middle of the night should be confronted after the fact when all of their names are revealed to the public. I’m through with these pedophile, satan worshiping criminals in positions of authority telling people what they can or cannot use for their own health or pleasure. That’s because these creatures that think that they are the rulers of the nation, they are all on the take in one way or another and they have to get it in their heads that we are free people and we are their bosses. So when you get busted for so many grams of oil or herb then think about what you just read and remember that you had the chance to make the difference but you sat on the couch getting high instead of getting involved in telling those freeks on the hill in D.C. or your state house to get with the program or they will be in the unemployed crowd. I think that they should all be canned anyway no matter what.

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