By ROB W. ANDERSON
Leon Briggs pointed to a study ordered by a former president as reason why marijuana should be legalized for medical treatments.
“The public needs to be aware of the Virginia study in 1974 ordered by President [Richard] Nixon,” he said. “In that study, researchers at the Medical College of Virginia, who had been funded by the National Institutes of Health to find evidence that marijuana damages the immune system, found instead that THC slowed the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice – lung, breast cancer and virus-induced leukemia.
The DEA quickly shut down the Virginia study and all further cannabis/tumor research, according to Jack Herer, who reported on the events in his book ‘The Emperor Wears No Clothes.’”