April 17, 2007

Good news for potheads!

Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows

Science Daily — The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies.

A summary of the study is here.

Crabby suspects that experts will go on to say "but don't smoke it anyway," because they always do. And she has no idea what the study actually means in practical terms--she didn't really get past the first paragraph because she's in a bit of a hurry at the moment and wants to get in a quick post. Plus, as we've established, she's lazy.

And of course Crabby is neither recommending (nor condemning) the smoking of marijuana. She just gets a kick out of it whenever some indulgence that we get nagged about not to partake in (wine, chocolate, coffee, eggs, whatever) turns out to have unexpected health benefits.


  1. I hear ya Crabby. I've long been amused by reading Monday's paper about the carcinogens in my morning coffee only to find a story in Friday's paper extolling the cancer-fighting properties of said coffee.

    No, I haven't read more of your posts yet. It's late and I'm old. But I have a hunch I'll be back.

    You seem to be off to a pretty good start. ;)

  2. Funny blog!
    I'm subscribing to your rss feed.

  3. Thanks, Frank and Anonymous.

    Crabby, being new at this, gets extremely excited about new visitors.

    Stop by any time!


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