Pot smokers may have one less type of cancer to worry about, a federal study shows.
A study conducted by the National Cancer Institute shows marijuana users could be 45 percent less likely to contract bladder cancer than non-users, reports the Daily Caller.
The NCI examined 82,050 men of different ages and social backgrounds from 2002-2003 in order to discover any links between smoking marijuana and cigarettes with the risk of bladder cancer. Over 40 percent of those surveyed said they had used marijuana, whereas 57 percent preferred tobacco.
Using 28 databases to find and analyze 79 different trials with a total of 6,462 participants, the authors conducted the review on
the use of cannabinoids for the following signs, symptoms, diseases/disorders:
nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapyappetite stimulation in HIV/AIDSchronic painspasticity due to multiple sclerosis or paraplegiadepressionanxiety disordersleep disorderpsychosisglaucomaTourette syndrome
MODERATE-QUALITY evidence to support the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of:
LOW-QUALITY evidence to support the association between cannabinoid use and improvements in:
nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapyweight gain in HIV infectionsleep disordersTourette syndrome
Additionally, participants using cannabinoid therapies were more likely to experience short-term and generally minimal adverse events including “dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, fatigue, somnolence, euphoria, vomiting, disorientation, drowsiness, confusion, loss of balance, and hallucination.”