Does smoking weed cause cancer?

Not exactly. There is scant evidence that suggests smoking weed can cause cancer. Weed is cannabis and is produced by the Cannabis sativa plant.

A study notes that low-strength marijuana, also known as weed, may cause Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor (TGCT). However, further research is needed to understand the link between marijuana and TGCT. Smoking weed can compromise immunity. Researchers believe that weed can introduce toxic foreign bodies to the immune system. As cancer is capable of masking itself behind the normal cells, weed may be a risk factor of cancer like tobacco.

Another study suggests that excessive smoking of marijuana may cause testicular cancer but the overall relationship between weed and cancer is unclear and needs to be explored further. On the contrary, the available data suggest that cannabis may cure cancer completely. Cannabis can stimulate diet and reduce nausea, pain and vomit among people undergoing cancer treatment.

As marijuana is legal in many countries, researchers are trying to understand if cannabis is the cause or cure of cancer. However, researchers often cannot collect reliable data because marijuana is illegal in most countries, and that prohibits people from reporting their symptoms.

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