Marijuana may accelerate the growth of head and Neck Cancer

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, doesn’t just get you high. In a worrying new study, scientists lay out the evidence for a potentially deadly affect of THC on the body — accelerating the growth of a common cancer.

Marijuana may accelerate the growth of head and Neck Cancer

“We now have convincing scientific evidence that daily marijuana use can drive tumor growth in HPV-related head and neck cancer,” Joseph Califano, researcher at the University of California, San Diego and study co-author, said in a statement.
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