Isn’t it strange that doctors can legally administer poison in the form of chemotherapy and radiation as well as numerous toxic pharmaceuticals and yet one of nature’s medicines- found to greatly assist cancer patients- which can be prepared by any common person without harmful side effects, is illegal and can send a person to prison for its possession? There are numerous studies, now spanning the globe, revealing the miraculous healing properties of cannabis oil and its ability to cure cancers and other ailments without poisoning the body.
The International Medical Verities Association, an organization who is dedicated to providing information about new forms of medicines to both physician and layman alike, has recently added cannabis oil to their list of cancer protocol along with alpha lipoic acid, magnesium chloride, iodine, selenium and sodium bicarbonate – all nutritional supplements you can buy over the counter – well, all of them until now.
Cannabis oil, or Hemp oil contains many healing benefits including a high amount of protein as well as essential fatty acids, including the harder to come by GLA’s – known to reduce inflammation and slow the growth of cancer cells. As far as essential fatty acids go, we need a particular ratio of Omega 3, Omega 6 and GLA’s in our body for good health. Omega 3 comes largely from fish, Omega 6 can be found in many of our cooking oils such as olive and sunflower, but GLA is only found in a few sources such as borage oil, spirulina and hemp. Hemp oil happens to contain the perfect 2:5:1 ratio of omega 3, 6 and GLA’s. Interesting.
As far as cancer goes, the research proof has been out there for a while.
Clear back in 1975 an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute you can find an article called “Anti neoplastic Activity of Cannabinoids,” reporting the following cannabis positive results on cancer: “Lewis lung adenocarcinoma growth was retarded by the oral administration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinol (CBN)” using two types of cannabinoids, a family of active components in marijuana.
Back in 1998, researchers at Madrid’s Complutense University in Spain had breakthrough studies showing “THC can selectively induce programmed cell death in brain tumor cells without negatively impacting surrounding healthy cells.” Selective cell death in brain tumor cells – without killing the brain? This is huge information for brain tumor patients, considering the harmful effects of chemotherapy and the high risk of surgery. In the year 2000, two years later, the journal Nature Medicine reported using injections of synthetic THC to eradicate malignant gliomas (brain tumors)successful in one-third of treated rats, prolonging life by six weeks in another third.
Four years later, in August of 2004 researchers reported in the American Association of Cancer Research – “marijuana’s constituents inhibited the spread of brain cancer in human tumor biopsies.” Other studies showed cannabis could inhibit the gamma herpes virus, on of the many viruses thought to contribute to the development of certain cancers such as Kaposi’s Sarcoma, Burkitt’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease.
Three years later, at Harvard University, it was discovered -“Marijuana cuts lung cancer tumor growth in half. The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread.”
If this information has been known so long, why is it not being used? Why are we still ‘racing for the cure’ If we have already found it? If cannabis oil has been studied with so many positive curative results for so many years, why is it not regularly implemented as treatment? Cannabis has been shown to cure cancer without the poison. It is impossible to count the many lives that could have been saved from suffering and death with this information. All we can do is speculate that the enormous simplicity of creating your own cannabis oil, requiring only a bunch of hemp leaves and some solvent, would cause a great loss in income to the medical association and this is a main reason for suppression of this knowledge. Such a hard concept to swallow considering so many have placed their health and lives in the hands of the medical community with great trust and admiration.
A man by the name of Rick Simpson, out of Canada, was put on trial for using cannabis oil to cure friends and neighbors of cancer with great success. He explains how simple it is to make your own medicine and use it on such cases such as skin cancers, aches and pains and other troubling conditions with great success. He tells his story in this amazing documentary Run for the Cure:
Researcher Anju Preet, Ph.D. in the Division of Experimental Medicine was involved in an experiment where they found the active ingredient in cannabis (THC) to inhibit EGF-induced growth. She reports “The beauty of this study is that we are showing that a substance of abuse, if used prudently, may offer a new road to therapy against lung cancer.” The cannabanoid receptors are also thought to play an important role in the reduction of inflammation and pain.
I am not proposing that cannabis is the cure-all or the answer to all our prayers when it comes to cancer and the many who suffer, though it does seem – looking at the extensive research (not all listed here) that cannabis is worth using before the implementation of dangerous poisons, considering over 70% of people diagnosed with cancer die – according the The National Cancer Institute.
Yes, yes, we all know the fears have been in the abuse of such a substance. Seriously, the problem already exists to such an extent that legalization of such a powerful medicine would be more likely to reduce illegal use than drive the problem deeper. Those who use marijuana for recreation would be less likely to engage in other illegal activity were their smoking habit suddenly be made legal, especially if it were promoted as a healing medicine and the people were educated on the way to respect this herb for it’s place in health and society. We could go on and on about the benefits of hemp as a fabric, rope, etc., but that’s another story.
For the millions who suffer the life-crippling effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for their cancer as well as the pain that accompanies illness, it is compelling to look at this evidence as another way. Cannabis oil has been shown to shrink and even cure cancers in all the studies conducted without poisoning the body. Isn’t it time to give the people a safe, legal alternative to such an ailment? Let us put aside our fears and greed and support nature in being our medicine, so she can further support us in healing.
(This article is not intended to diagnosis, cure or offer medical advise and is the research and opinion of the author. Please seek proper health advice from a qualified practitioner as well as tuning in to your own guidance when it comes to decisions about your body and health.)
Written by: Stasia Bliss