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The Madrid study marks only the second time that THC has been administered to tumor-bearing animals; the first was a Virginia investigation 26 years ago. In both studies, the THC shrank or destroyed tumors in a majority of the test subjects.
Most Americans don't know anything about the Madrid discovery. Virtually no major U.S. newspapers carried the story, which ran only once on the AP and UPI news wires, on Feb. 29, 2000.
The ominous part is that this isn't the first time scientists have discovered that THC shrinks tumors. In 1974 researchers at the Medical College of Virginia, who had been funded by the National Institute of Health to find evidence that marijuana damages the immune system, found instead that THC slowed the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice -- lung and breast cancer, and a virus-induced leukemia.
DEA Drug Scheduling & The SELECTIVE Drug War
Marijuana is classified as Schedule I Controlled Substance on the DEA's website:
On the site, drugs are classified anywhere from Schedule I (being the worst) to Schedule V (being the "least worst").
There you will most likely find many long drug name you've never heard of, but if you look closely you'll see the following interesting points:
Sometimes we hear that Marijuana is a gateway drug. Could we not say same the same of Alcohol? And maybe you know someone on multiple Prescriptions Drugs. Does that not make prescription drugs a gateway to more prescription drugs?
So what is the real danger of Marijuana and Hemp? Loss of profits by big business (that's in bed with and works to control the government). Surprised?
The Difference Between Marijuana & Hemp
(Hemp = Male, Marijuana = Female)
Let us for a moment forget about such names as hemp, marijuana, cannabis, and so on. Let us only consider the plant in question without labels.
This plant species has a male plant and a female plant. The male releases millions of pollen grains that are carried to the female through the breeze. The female produces seeds for new plants. Seeds are either male or female.
As many are familiar, the plant contains THC, which is an acronym for Tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound that can have intoxicating effects if taken in large enough doses.
The male plant contains less than 1% THC. One cannot get intoxicated from hemp, no matter how much they smoke or ingest.
The female plant contains 3% or more THC and can get one intoxicated if enough is taken.
Generally speaking, the male is called hemp and the female is called marijuana.
The male has an estimated 25,000 industrial uses and offers great hope for the future of the entire human race, especially with our current energy, economy, and war problems. (See our Industrial Hemp page to learn more.)
False Government Propaganda
For a full legal history of hemp in the U.S., visit :
Take a look at the propaganda piece below from the 1930s when marijuana/hemp was in the process of being outlawed. It is so absurd and full of lies that it's comical. The same is true of other propaganda such as the 1930s movie Reefer Madness (which is so over the top and false that it's actually hilarious when viewed through modern eyes). Yet this was the beginning of convincing the public to see marijuana in a negative light. These original false claims still have an effect to this day. But in the present time the movement to utilize this natural resource is growing more and more.
THE BOTTOM LINE: The good potentials for the U.S. and the world utilizing marijuana and hemp far, far outweigh the negative potentials. Marijuana and hemp remain illegal because of the gateway drug/war on drugs argument. This is a small and minor problem next to the ones we currently face that hemp could solve. It's sort of like making water illegal for the world because someone might drown in it.