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US government finally admits that cannabis kills cancer cells

Everyone from hippies to several creditable scientists have previously argued that smoking or ingesting the herb can have medicinal benefits

The US government has thrown its weight behind the earth-shattering claims that cannabis kills cancer cells.

Everyone from hippies to conspiracy theorists and even several creditable scientists have previously argued that smoking or ingesting the herb can have medicinal benefits.

Cancer kills up to 20,000 people worldwide every day, according to global health estimates.

Health researchers for the US government claim that cannabinoids – the active ingredients in cannabis – can inhibit the illness by causing cell death and blocking key blood vessels needed by tumours to grow.

They say studies in mice and rats show cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells – while still protecting normal cells.

Key chemical ingredients in marijuana were found effective in fighting against colon cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer and several other forms of the disease.

It was also suggested that cannabidiol can boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy – without any of the nasty side effects.