Cannabis, cancer and big pharma
Scientific research carried out by the American government in 1974 showed the powerful cancer fighting ability of THC and other compounds within the plant. They have known since then that cannabis combats tumor growth and in some cases kills the cancerous cells altogether. There is a reason we instinctively don’t trust our governments, and this is the reason. Big pharmaceutical companies, who know they couldn’t get the complete patent for cannabis, bought and paid for the silence of politicians. We know that politicians have first and foremost, their own interests at heart, so if big business will give them election money and then a million dollar salary when they are voted out(usually over some scandal, like voting against the people’s wishes or interests) whose side do you think they are on? Not my mother in laws side, who has cancer. Not on the millions of people who have died from cancer or are currently suffering through chemotherapy.
Imagine if we had not just started working on cannabis research now, but began it in 1975. We would be a cancer free society. Great for us, terrible for the cancer industry. The cancer industry gets billions for cancer research, and as a friend who works in the industry says, there is a lot of research into stopping the growth of cancer, but very little into the curing of cancer. I hope you are mad as you read this because you should be. This is clear cut, profits before curing cancer.
Now let’s think outside the box a little. Who benefits from cannabis being illegal. First in the ghoulish queue is big pharmaceutical companies that make money from cancer and toxic pain drugs. They are ground zero. They paid their lobbyists who paid the politicians who told the people to go rot. Remember, cannabis is non toxic to humans. We can’t die from it, and with each passing day we are finding new research along with the old suppressed stuff that tells us it is a miracle plant.
After big pharmaceutical companies the alcohol industry benefit as they don’t have to deal with a serious threat to their profits. If I have the choice between drinking alcohol or smoking cannabis, I know which is healthier and more fun for my body. Cannabis wins and when it is legalized, it will shrink the alcohol industry the same way it shrinks cancer tumors. Next comes the policing industry. Locking up nonviolent people wasn’t enough. They developed, for profit prisons. Modern day slavery in the name of law and order. Anyone who ever smoked a joint had to deal with the threat of imprisonment.
So what can we do about all this? Well the first weapon is knowledge. Read up on the research and then get busy spreading the word. Cannabis is this generations ticket to a longer, happier, healthier life. We owe it to the next generations to stop the political rot now. The world will be better off with full cannabis legalization. Big pharma will suffer and they will fight with misinformation and legal means. The alcohol and policing industries likewise will fight us. Police who enforce the ban on cannabis are affecting the health of their own kids and grand kids. We are fighting for all humans to benefit, the other side are fighting for only their benefit at the expense of everyone else. We are bigger than big business and more compassionate than greedy political self-interest. We are the people, and we are now connected. It is time to get moving.