Those trait blazing scientists in Israel are at it again. They have treated broken bones with the non-psychotropic part of the plant(CBD) and have discovered that these bones are healthier and stronger after being treated with CBD. This is another incredible scientific fact and another reason for us to question, what exactly are governments so hysterical about? Over and over it is proven that the plant has amazing healing qualities with little if any negative side effects.
We want sick people to access the plant, we want injured people to access the plant and we want health conscious people, who want a safe and healthy alternative to alcohol to access the plant. Our governments are behaving in a criminal fashion. You can’t make something that is healthy for the human body illegal, that is insane. If we don’t act together, the insanity will continue until we are all threatened.
A study published late last week in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics journal has shown cannabis aggressively fighting brain cancer and in some cases completely destroying the tumors. The clinical trials were conducted on human cancerous cells in St George’s University London, lead by Dr. Wai Liu.
Glioma is a deadly form of brain cancer. The survival rates for this disease is around ten percent due to the lack of effective treatment. In the St George’s University study, cannabinoids(a component of cannabis) have inhibited the glioma tumors and crucially stopped angiogenesis(Stopped new blood vessels being formed. Cancer tumors only develop if they can have a source of healthy blood to feed the out of control tumor growth)
The best results were seen when the cancerous cells were pretreated with the active components of cannabis, cannabidiol(CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) four hours before being given conventional radiotherapy. The cannabis extracts made the cancerous cells highly sensitive to the radiotherapy.
We have never had an answer to this kind of deadly disease before. The incredible results of this study will be tested on human patients. These trials happened because of the changing climate surrounding cannabis. As America’s war on cannabis begins to end, the medical and scientific research can begin. Cancer patients have been held hostage by president Nixons declaration of war on the cannabis plant. I can only hope that Nixon understands the damage he has done to the progress of cancer research. It is time to end the prohibition of cannabis. We need to unlock all of the health giving benefits of the plant as we struggle to deal with the devastation of cancer.
Below are the latest scientific reports on marijuana. If cannabis had been created in a pharmaceutical company lab we would all be using it by now! The results are black and white. Cannabis is a medically beneficial plant. It treats diseases and is also seen as a preventative medicine.
Cannabis and brain trauma
In the journal, American Surgeon, UCLA medical center investigators published their three year research on the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and cannabis use. 446 separate cases were reviewed with similar injuries. Patients with marijuana in their system or a history of marijuana use at the time of the accident had an almost 98% surgery survival rate. Patients without a pot use history had a ten percent less survival rate(88.5%). Previous studies had shown that animal brains were protected with compounds found in cannabis. This study is the first confirmation on humans that cannabis plays an important role in brain protection.
Cannabis fighting colon cancer
In the medical journal Carcinogenesis, Italian researchers from the University of Naples have published their findings on the cannabis compound cannabinoid cannabigerol’s(CBG) ability to fight colon cancer. CBG makes the cancerous cells kill themselves without harming the other healthy cells around the tumors. By giving CBG to the test subjects colorectal tumor growth was also inhibited. The scientists stated that CBG should be used for prevention and cure of colon cancer.
Cannabis and the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
The Journal of Psychopharmacology reported on a Brazilian study into cannabis treatment for Parkinson’s disease. University of São Paulo researchers looked at the effects of cannabinoid cannabidiol(CBD) treatment on patients. They used placebos as a control and found that the cannabis compound increased the patients well being and quality of life compared to the placebo. This study backs up the previous Israeli study which reported similar benefits. The Israeli study also found a reduction of tremors, rigidity, slowness of movement, pain relief and aided sleep. No negative affects were observed in either study associated with cannabis use.
Cannabis and heroin addiction therapy
The American Journal has reported on the research carried out by Farber Institute for Neurosciences at Thomas Jefferson University researchers into the role cannabis can play to lesson the symptoms of opiate(heroin) withdrawal. The researchers noted that increased use of cannabis lessened the severe withdrawal symptoms. They concluded that cannabis could have an important role to play in weening addicts off opiates.
Cannabis cures Crohn’s disease
The journal, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology reported on the Israeli study from the Meir Medical Center, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, into cannabis’s ability to treat Crohn’s disease. The study showed the plant having a very strong positive affect on patients. Decreasing the severity in all cases and in five out of the eleven patients studied putting the disease into remission. Again, in all the patients no negative side affects were seen with the treatment.