Pot and Pancreatic Cancer

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  1. Berzerker

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    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6663976/

    One government agency tells us marijuana doesn't have health benefits, another publishes a study showing significant potential for combating not just cancer but pancreatic cancer, if not the deadliest then one of the deadliest cancers.

    Okay, technically the DEA said marijuana had no accepted medical use back in 2011. Thats a bit different than claiming pot doesn't have any medical benefits. So we've been waging this war on marijuana for decades while people die from cancer. Can we sue politicians for malpractice?
     
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    You should change the phrasing here:

    it sounds like you're saying it has significant potential to cause cancer which I assume is kind of the opposite of what you're saying.
     
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    good suggestion

    about the study, obviously they're dealing with a concentrated form of the chemical involved that wont have the same effect in its diluted form within the plant. But neither does the study investigate long term use of the chemical in its diluted form. And of course people die from cancer regardless of any marijuana use, so its possible the government could maintain pot's current status while legalizing drugs that do concentrate it's constituent components.
     
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