A recent study in animals suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink a serious type of brain tumor, and research on mice showed that these extracts can enhance the cancer-killing effects of chemotherapy.
"Recent animal studies have shown that marijuana can kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others," the report reads. "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," it concludes
Several states have also passed laws legalizing marijuana for certain medical purposes however the use of it remains prohibited by federal law.