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2005-10-20 11:24:50

Marijuana smoke contains THC, which may inhibit cancer, an expert says Even though they're chemically similar, marijuana smoke is less likely than tobacco smoke to cause cancer, according to one expert review of the literature. The review, by Dr. Robert Melamede of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, noted that tobacco and marijuana smoke differ in a number of ways, particularly in the fact that marijuana smoke contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) , while tobacco smoke contains...

2004-11-26 15:00:10

SAN DIEGO - A decade ago, when Daniele Piomelli went to scientific conferences, he was often the only researcher studying cannabinoids, the class of chemicals that give marijuana users a high. His work often drew snickers and jokes - but no more. At the annual Society for Neuroscience conference this month, scientists here delivered almost 200 papers on the subject. Why the attention? Many scientists believe marijuana-like drugs might be able to treat a wide range of diseases, far beyond...