National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Bethesda, Maryland
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a biomedical research facility primarily located in Bethesda, Maryland. An agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, it is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research. The NIH both conducts its own scientific research through its Intramural Research Program (IRP) and provides major biomedical research funding to non-NIH research facilities through its Extramural Research Program.

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March 11, 2015

Why The NIH May Be Investigating Cannabinoids For Possible Cancer Treatment
The evidence that cannabinoids fight cancer has been accruing since 1974 (at least), when researchers at the University of Virginia determined that both tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) inhibited a form of lung cancer. Since then, hundreds of studies have further confirmed the anti-cancer effects of those major cannabinoids, as well as other less popular cannabinoids, like cannabichromene (CBC) and cannabigerol (CBG). Government Acknowledges Cannabis May Fight Cancer However, for the past few years, the United States government has been dancing around the fact that cannabis or cannabinoid products may fight cancer in …

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