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Cannabis and Cancer in the 1990s

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How's this for wacky statistics...

"Experts attributed the decline to preventive measures, especially anti-smoking efforts, and to improvements in early detection and treatment, which have increased the chances of surviving many common cancers."

"This is the news we've been waiting for," Dr. Richard Klausner, director of the National Cancer Institute, said. "The 1990s will be remembered as the decade when we measurably turned the tide against cancer."

Ok. I can buy into that. But how about this...

Do you know when the first study was that proved cannabis kills cancer? 1975. See:

When did the first medical cannabis programs begin in the USA?

Compassionate Investigational New Drug Study program began in 1976. George H. W. Bush administration closed the program down in 1992. At its peak, the program had thirty active patients.

Clinton A. Werner, author of "Medical Marijuana and the AIDS Crisis", says that the closure of the government program during the height of the AIDS epidemic led directly to the formation of the medical cannabis movement in the United States, a movement which initially sought to provide cannabis for treating anorexia and wasting syndrome in AIDS patients.

By the mid to late 1990s, states began passing their own medical cannabis laws, starting with Proposition 215, or the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 in California.

What about teen use of marijuana?


"Various surveys have identified a rapid increase in marijuana use during the 1990s, especially among youths."

"Marijuana use among American youths and young adults increased substantially during the 1990s."

Adult use?

"New Research Study in JAMA Shows Adult Marijuana Abuse And Dependence Increased During 1990s"

It seems marijuana use by the hippie generation of the 60's and 70's led to a boom in increased use by the 1990s.

The 1980s and 1990s saw a rise in indoor cannabis grows which led to improved quality control and knowledge of breeding and other improved horticultural techniques.

By the 1990s in America, B.C. skunk bud was the hot product on the cannabis market with an increase in medical quality and potency.

Many of the slow growing cancers can take up to 20 years to form, so the increased use in cannabis use from the 60s and 70's led to a DECLINE in cancer rates by the 1990s.

Stunning when you think about it. The children of the hippie generation smoked pot and started growing it better, then sold it back to their parents generation and it all ended up helping to decrease one of the deadliest diseases known to man by the 1990s.

Interesting times, those 1990s.