MEDICALLY NECESSARY
MARIJUANA

It’s no secret that marijuana can help with many illnesses and health issues. Almost half the states have made marijuana legal to help treat cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and more. Recently, the National Institute of Health reported that marijuana can actually kill cancerous cells and block their growth.

CANCER



The National Cancer Institute operating under the U.S. Department of Health recently confirmed that marijuana kills cancer cells. They reported that "cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells,"




MARIJUANA KILLS CANCER CELLS.




MARIJUANA VS CHEMOTHERAPY



Chemotherapy is literally poison in your body that can kill cancer cells, but it can kill normal cells too. Marijuana is a natural plant that has been shown to kill cancerous cells while having little effect on normal cells.

MARIJUANA
CANCER
INTERESTING
FACTS

  • Cure breast cancer: Can kill breast cancer cells while having little effect on normal breast cells. Studies show lessen growth, number, and spread tumors with metastatic breast cancer.

  • Kill Leukemia cells: Marijuana compounds could kill leukemia cancer cells in patients

  • Treat Brain Cancer: Marijuana linked to dramatic reductions of brain cancer cells

  • Prevent colon cancer: Protect colon against inflammation and reduce risk colon cancer, can possibly treat it

  • Cure liver cancer: Damaged or killed cancer cells and has anti-tumor effects

  • Reduce Bladder Cancer: 45% reduction in incidence associated with marijuana use

OTHER MEDICAL APPLICATIONS



While the science behind marijuana and cancer is growing and persuasive, marijuana has been found to help treat a number of different illnesses and medical issues.



Cancer
Epilepsy
Multiple Sclerosis
Glaucoma
Parkinson's

HIV/AIDS
Crohn's Disease
Pain Management
PTSD
Seizures

Wasting Syndrome
Dementia
Type 1 Diabetes
Tourette Syndrome
And More



There are tens of millions of people suffering every in the United States
year from one of the above medical issues.

Studies have confirmed what many people know: medical marijuana can safely and effectively help people struggling with illnesses, pain, discomfort and do so in a way that does not cause addiction to pain medicine and narcotics. Making medically necessary marijuana safe and legal for Kentuckians will immediately improve the health and wellness of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

MEDICAL
MARIJUANA
CAN CHANGE
LIVES

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