Does cannabis cure cancer? If you were to believe the pharmaceutical industry and their mainstream media pawns, the answer would be an emphatic “No.” According to them, the health benefits of cannabis are nothing more than myths conjured up by hopeful stoners. Yet, there are countless stories of people who’ve successfully treated any number of debilitating health conditions with cannabis — ranging from cancer to seizure disorders. Continue reading
“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls of those who live under tyranny.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
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I have a younger brother (age 63) that was diagnosed with lung cancer. Immediately, he was scared into surgery. Not only did the doctor cut out part of his lung, the doctor said he saw a cancer cell in my brother’s lymph nodes so he remove the lymph nodes under my brother’s right arm. Of course, the doctor lied and he also removed part of the system designed to fight cancerous cells, and to manufacture the lymphocytes necessary to fight infections.
The doctor said he “got it all”. And, yet, then started my brother on chemotherapy – third round coming up. Thus, as near as I can determine, the doctor’s intent is to assure he and the pharmaceuticals/hospitals get all the money they can from my brother’s condition. Continue reading
A recent study showed how more and more people are opting for cannabidol, or more commonly referred to as, CBD. CBD products treat a variety of different ailments instead of more traditional pharmaceutical treatments. Continue reading
Cannabis is a Schedule I drug in the United States. That means the government has designated the plant as having no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.
No accepted medical use? There are scores of studies that say differently.
Rick Simpson is a medical marijuana activist, and he has been on a crusade of healing. He considers Cannabis to be the most medicinally active plant that humans can use on this planet. Continue reading
One can only assume that he has never experienced the treatments associated with stage-four cancer.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is actively lobbying Congress to overturn existing law prohibiting federal interference in state medical-marijuana policy. As someone who believes in strong constitutional limits on federal power and the rights of patients to choose, I am deeply disappointed. And as a cancer survivor who wanted the choice for myself, I wonder: does Sessions have any idea what it’s like? Continue reading
The vast majority of doctors said they would prescribe medical marijuana to children with cancer but those who are certified to provide it are more reluctant to do so, a new study found.
The survey showed that 92 percent of healthcare professionals were willing to help children with cancer access medical marijuana but only a third of them were qualified to write prescriptions. Continue reading
From doctors giving women orgasms to cure their ‘hysteria’ to cocaine to sooth toothache and tobacco enemas to revive drowning victims…
It was not unusual for Victorian women to be given orgasms by their doctors – in a bid to cure them of their ‘hysteria’, a common problem said to affect three in four.
Cocaine was also once used to soothe tooth pain – and was famously an ingredient in Coca Cola – while tobacco enemas were a form of first aid given to revive drowning victims in the 18th century. Continue reading
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In 1898, Scientific American featured a comprehensive overview of contemporary medicinal cannabis research, prepared by Dr. G. Archie Stockwell. Stockwell noted the use of cannabis as a primary treatment for a wide range of conditions including migraine (“by long odds the best remedy known”), chronic pain, epilepsy, brain tumours, asthma, eczema, anorexia and even to “promote mental cheerfulness.” However, he lamented that “few practitioners understand the real value of cannabis Indica” because of the “varied character of the preparations found in shops.” Continue reading
Regular low doses of THC dramatically boosted memory and learning in older mice, say scientists, who plan a clinical trial in humans later this year
Older mice given THC improved so much that their performance in tests matched those of healthy drug-free young mice – and benefits lasted for weeks after the infusions ended.
Researchers have come up with an unusual proposal to slow, or even reverse, the cognitive decline that comes with old age: small, daily doses of cannabis extract.
The idea emerged from tests on mice which found that regular, low doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis – impaired memory and learning in young animals, but boosted the performance of old ones. Continue reading
A new study warns that marijuana use may increase susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease, after finding the drug severely reduces blood flow in an area of the brain affected by the illness.
Published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the study reveals that individuals with a marijuana use disorder showed reduced blood flow in nearly all areas of the brain, compared with healthy controls. Continue reading
Time magazine starts and essay written by Vice President Joe Biden on cancer saying, “Every day, thousands of Americans hear the dreaded “c word” from their doctor. I know the fear and the numbness that sets in with the cancer of a loved one. What happens next can make the difference between life and death. If there’s a treatment that can help, there’s hope. But for some people, hope is a clinical trial that will ultimately determine whether a new therapy can slow or stop their cancer.”
Active ingredient ‘reduces anxiety and depression’
Hearing a doctor utter the ‘C’ word – cancer – is a diagnosis each and every person dreads.
The disease can consume a patient’s life, leaving them in a constant state of fear. While trying to take in the enormity of their diagnosis, they will inevitably face gruelling medical treatment. As a result it is unsurprising that cancer patients often suffer with depression and anxiety at the same time.
But, rather than seek help on a therapist’s couch, a new study suggests that people living through the turmoil of cancer could relieve their mental health problems by taking magic mushrooms. Continue reading