Cannabis Cures Cancer? on Skeptic North

The skeptical Canadian blog Skeptic North has a great (though bit old) post on the controversy surrounding Rick Simpson and his claims for hemp oil. The author of the post, Michael Kruse, begins the post,

Canadian Hemp activist Rick Simpson has been fighting for several years for the legalization of marijuana, THC-heavy hemp, and has been attempting to promote some very aggressive claims as to the curative effects of THC in the form of hemp oil. In November, Mr. Simpson’s residence in Amherst, Nova Scotia was raided by the RCMP and he has since been in exile in Europe after attending a cannabis conference in Amsterdam. Simpson’s website promotes the use of hemp oil, derived from the buds of cannabis and not the seeds, as the cure for “almost every disease.” The type of hyperbole on Simpson’s website and the documentary Tears of the Phoenix deserves a skeptical eye and I will attempt to apply it here…

The rest of the post can be found here, Cannabis Cures Cancer? by Michael Kruse


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