There is a significant amount of evidence piling up that not only suggests that marijuana can ease the ill effects of brain cancer, but it also has the medicinal power to snuff it out at the core.

Contrary to what the opposition believes, the medicinal science behind the Weed vs. Cancer revelation is not just some slightly skewed pro-pot propaganda drummed up by supporters with the intent of using terminal disease as an excuse to get high without fear of legal repercussions.

Admittedly, while getting stoned with our buddies without running the risk of being manhandled and pistol-whipped by members of the John Law Enforcement Squad would be a welcomed amendment to current standards, the real issue seems to be a perpetual reverberation of the healing powers of marijuana.

The truth is, many highly respectable studies have been published from all over the world detailing the positive effects of cannabinoids when introduced to brain cancer: proving advantageous in the reduction of cancer cells and rebuilding of the immune system.

Here are four published studies, which indicate marijuana has the capacity to combat brain cancer:

British Journal of Cancer: Research conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in Madrid discovered that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) could successful prevent the growth of tumors. It is important to consider that none of the participants in this study was subjected to the psychoactive effects of cannabinoids. Overall, two out of the nine patients showed a decrease in tumor cells.

The Journal of Neuroscience: Researchers published a study that indicates that THC could in fact slow the effects of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Results showed that THC reduced the amount of neuronal injury in rats, which leads to the belief that cannabinoids can protect the brain against neurodegeneration.

The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics: This study found that cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana, contributed to the decrease in glioma cells and contributed to a significant amount of antitumor activity.

Molecular Cancer Therapeutics: A study published in this journal found that cannabinoids played a role in the reversal in tumor activity in the brain.