Bold-faced headlines splashing across the Internet report exciting results from scientific research about the medicinal benefits of marijuana. Marijuana is touted as a miracle drug with the ability to cure cancer. Cancer patients report, “Miracles Happen”: claiming miraculous cures from supposedly incurable forms of cancer.
Stoners rejoice knowing marijuana is here to stay. Today, Reuters News Service reported New Hampshire is about to become the next New England state to approve medical marijuana. The New Hampshire Republican-controlled Senate and Democratic-control house agreed Tuesday to a bill endorsed by New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan.
Hassan, a Democrat, said, “Allowing doctors to provide relief to patients through the use of appropriately regulated and dispensed medical marijuana is the compassionate and right policy for the State of New Hampshire.”
Marijuana is illegal under federal law. Fact is, marijuana (Cannabis sativa or Cannabis Indica) also known as pot, weed, hemp or cannabis, is a common weed found growing wild in many parts of the world. Because it is a natural plant, marijuana cannot be patented. These impediments have greatly restricted research. If the product is illegal and cannot be patented, monetization is severely restricted.
Today, forward thinking entrepreneurial pharmaceutical companies are not just looking for another antidepressant, antibiotic or sleeping pill. Because not everyone responds favorable to drugs currently available, they are seeking a plant-based alternative for patients who do not benefit from traditional treatments.
June 18, 2013, Yahoo Finance reported that Medical Marijuana Sciences, a subsidiary of the well-known drug manufacturing company Nuvilex, has a directed commitment to research on pancreatic cancers and cancers of the brain in the hope that their efforts will place them at the front of the pack of research companies exploring the healing health benefits of marijuana. YF reports, “Medical Marijuana Sciences will initially utilize cannabidiol, one of the compounds found in Cannabis, as the basis for developing treatments for some of the deadliest forms of cancer that have historically shown they’re extremely difficult to treat. Meanwhile other groups are finding success initiating research using cannabis for epilepsy, heart damage, and traumatic brain injuries.
Many other organizations and companies seek to explore opportunities to participate in the economic explosion of the worldwide marijuana market: estimates exceed $200 billion dollars annually. The Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies currently seeks regulatory approval to conduct a study of smoked and/or vaporized marijua
The dried flowering tops and dried leaves of the marijuana plant contain a diverse array of active chemicals known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids produce a drug-like effect though out the body including the immune and central nervous system. The National Cancer institute explains, “Cannabinoids are a group of 21-carbon–containing terpenophenolic compounds produced uniquely by Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica species. These plant-derived compounds may be referred to as phytocannabinoids. Although delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary psychoactive ingredient, other known compounds with biologic activity are cannabinol, cannabidiol (CBD), cannabichromene, cannabbivarin, and delta-8-THC. CBD, in particular, is thought to have significant analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity without the psychoactive effect (high).”
Professor Lester Grinspoon MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, emeritus, at Harvard Medical School and the author of Marihuana Reconsidered and Marijuana, the Forbidden Medicine and confirmed advocate of ” Cannabis Law Reform states,
- “In 1967, because of my concern about the rapidly growing use of the dangerous drug marijuana, I began my studies of the scientific and medical literature with the goal of providing a reasonably objective summary of the data which underlay its prohibition. Much to my surprise, I found no credible scientific basis for the justification of the prohibition.”
- “The assertion that it is a very toxic drug is based on old and new myths. In fact, one of the many exceptional features of this drug is its remarkably limited toxicity. Compared to aspirin, which people are free to purchase and use without the advice or prescription of a physician, cannabis is much safer: there are well over 1000 deaths annually from aspirin in the United States alone, whereas there has never been a death anywhere from marijuana.”
- “In fact, when cannabis regains its place in the US Pharmacopeia, a status it lost after the passage of the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, it will be seen as one of the safest drugs in that compendium. Moreover, it will eventually be hailed as a “wonder drug” just as penicillin was in the 1940s.”
- “Penicillin achieved this reputation because it was remarkably non-toxic, it was, once it was produced on an economy of scale, quite inexpensive, and it was effective in the treatment of a variety of infectious diseases. Similarly, cannabis is exceptionally safe, and once freed of the prohibition tariff, will be significantly less expensive than the conventional drugs it replaces while its already impressive medical versatility continues to expand.”
Touted by physicians worldwide as a “miracle” drug, marijuana has proven effective in the treatment of Cancer, Crohn’s disease, decompensated cirrhosis, chronic pain, nail patella, glaucoma, HIV/Aids, anorexia, Alzheimer’s Disease, ALS, Autism, intractable skeletal muscular spasticity, Hepatitis C, severe muscle spasms including Multiple Sclerosis, painful peripheral neuropathy, seizures, epilepsy, severe nausea, and cachexia or wasting syndrome.
Studies to date show medical science strongly endorsing the use of THC laden hemp oil as a primary cancer therapy in addition to its supportive role in combating the side effects of chemotherapy. The International Medical Verities Association features hemp oil in its cancer protocol, including it with five other inexpensive and readily available without prescription anti-cancer medicines: selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid, sodium Bicarbonate, iodine and magnesium chloride.
On May 23, 2012 MSN Now reported, “A new Rasmussen poll has found 56 percent of U.S. voters “favor legalizing and regulating marijuana similar to the way alcohol and tobacco cigarettes are currently regulated.” The support for legalization is up nine percentage points from March this year, when Rasmussen found 47 percent of us believed in legalizing and taxing marijuana to help extricate the nation from our current financial jam.”
Informed voters in state after to state are crafting new legislation to legalize marijuana for medical and/or recreational purposes. On Thursday, June 6, 2013, Democratic Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a state legislative bill decriminalizing the possession of cannabis. Adversaries of the legalization of marijuana are faced with the reality that marijuana is here to stay. To date, 19 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation legalizing the medical use of marijuana. Forward thinking voters in Colorado and Washington state recently passed new laws making the use of marijuana legal for every one in their state over the age of 21.
All across the nation, more and more people are speaking out: advocating the decriminalization of marijuana and urging support for medical research to explore the many health benefits of nature’s herbal remedy.
Giving voice to the frustration of the majority of advocates for legalization of marijuana, Mark Sircus Ac., OMD states, “It is legal for doctors to attack people with their poisons but you can go to jail for trying to save yourself or a loved one from cancer with the oil of a simple garden weed. Our civilization has put up with this insanity but there is a great price being paid. In a mad medical world people die that need not and this is a terrible sadness that has destroyed the integrity and ethics of modern medicine. The science for the use of hemp oil is credible, specific fact-based, and is documented in detail. There is absolutely no reason to not legalize medical marijuana and create an immediate production and distribution of THC hemp oil to cancer patients. Unfortunately we live in a world populated with governments and medical henchmen who would rather see people die cruel deaths then have access to a safe and effect cancer drug.”
New Hampshire has joined other New England States and will approve medical marijuana.
By: Marlene Affeld
In an endeavor to share the story of the miraculous healing properties of hemp oil, the story of Rick Simpson is shared with his permission.
Rick Simpson Special to Salem-News.com
“Empiric medicine – medicine from plants – has been with us throughout history and hemp is the queen of all empiric healers.” ~Rick Simpson
Rick Simpson with the hemp oil he produces for the ill.
Photo by Christian Laurette
(EUROPE) – Rick Simpson’s name is synonymous with healing hemp oil. Here he addresses many questions on how to produce and use the healing cannabis product, standing by the oil that has cost him his freedom to return to Canada.
When people are stricken with diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis, AIDS and many others, they are afraid and do not know what to believe. The best thing anyone in this position can do is to educate themselves about their condition.
Look into the treatments that are available and decide for yourself what treatments would be most beneficial to you. This is the kind of information your doctor should supply you with. But unfortunately, they don’t. All most doctors will talk about is what treatments the medical system provides. So find out more, educate yourself, your life could depend on knowing.
People like to think that doctors have all the answers. But if that were true, why are so many of us dying needlessly? As insane as it sounds, many of us will have to break the so-called law if we want to survive. Laws are supposed to be put in place to do the greatest good for the greatest number. But when you look at the laws that were put in place against hemp´s medicinal use, this is not the case. These laws were enacted so the public has no choice but to take the medical system´s chemicals and poisons. So if you want to use hemp medicine to treat your condition, be prepared for the system to treat you like a criminal. Their evil agenda will continue until we stand up for ourselves and tell them we are no longer willing to go along with their insanity.
A great many doctors will tell you that you should not turn your back on the medical system. They do not do this out of concern for their patients´ well-being but out of concern for their profession and paychecks. For quite some time, the medical system has been much more about money than they are about healing.
If this were not the case, why do they provide us with chemicals and poison and call it medicine? Many highly trained medical professionals know exactly what they are giving you?
Their aim is to simply maintain the status quo, that is what is best for them, but not for us.
Did your mother ever tell you that chemicals, poison and radiation are good for you? (Not likely.) So why does the public take such treatments from their doctors, and unthinkingly do as they are told?
When doctors start filling us with all those chemicals and poisons, they have no idea what effect these so-called medications will have on us. We are all different, our tolerance for chemicals, poisons and many other substances vary from person to person. If you and I had the same cancer and took the same chemotherapy, the first dose may kill me, but if you happen to have a much higher tolerance to poison than myself, you may escape the grim reaper for the time being. Remember, every time you take chemo, you are poisoning every vital organ in your body.
In the end, the vast majority of people are not saved by chemo, they die from its effects.
Chemotherapy and radiation are both carcinogenic treatments. They do not cure cancer, they cause it. You can shrink a tumor with chemo and radiation, but in the end the effects of such treatments usually wind up spreading the cancer. Even medical journals like The Lancet tell us that chemo is just a faster way to die. But doctors continue to pass out chemo like it was popcorn. It is not just the chemo and radiation that the public should be wary of, but practically everything the medical system provides.
A great number of medications that the medical system gives us are liver toxic. This means that such medications are poison to our livers. Do you actually think that poisoning your liver is going to heal you? I strongly suggest that before taking any medications or treatments, the public should find out for themselves what such treatments could do to them. Look up the ingredients of the medications they are planning to put you on and decide for yourself if you really want to have this in your body. Just because doctors wear white coats does not always mean that they know what they are doing or even care. It is your body and your life. Find out for yourself what the truth really is.
“Empiric medicine – medicine from plants – has been with us throughout history and hemp is the queen of all empiric healers. Never has there been a recorded death due to the use of hemp medicine. It is too bad that what the medical system uses cannot make such claims.
As I said, the safety of hemp medicine as a medication is unparalleled. If you could eat a bucket full of hemp oil, it will not kill you. An amount such as this would make you sleep for a very long time but when its effects wore off, you would be unharmed and likely healed. Do not try such a thing with pharmaceuticals for you will wind up in a coffin. I do not recommend that anyone overdose on hemp oil or anything else. But at least, if such a thing should happen, hemp oil would do the patient no harm.
If a proper protocol is followed, very few people have trouble taking the oil as a medication. The idea is to get off the chemicals and replace them with the oil. We have found that this oil, if properly produced, can replace practically all pharmaceuticals. In a great number of cases, the use of hemp oil will not only control the condition, but cure it. The beauty of using hemp oil as medication is that it is harmless. You can use it your whole life with no ill effects.
If this medicine were used properly and not restricted, our life spans could be greatly increased and we all would be much healthier. Coming off some of these chemical drugs, one must exercise caution. It really would be good to have the advice of your doctor, but he will not like it in most cases. So expect trouble. If necessary, one could seek the advice of a homeo or naturopathic practitioner. I think for a lot of people this would be a good idea.
The oil from many strains of hemp is a wonderful natural pain killer that is not addictive or harmful. The medical system uses many strong addictive opiate based medications as pain killers. I admit that such medications are somewhat effective. But they are addictive and dangerous. The idea is to get off these medications as quickly as possible and replace them with the oil. We have seen people with bone cancer in agony when morphine could not kill their pain but the hemp oil brought the pain under control quite quickly.
From our experience, we firmly believe that the essential oils from many different strains of hemp are the greatest natural pain killers on earth and they do it all harmlessly.
When you are coming off an opiate, you will go through withdrawal. Using the oil will greatly reduce the withdrawal symptoms and the patients will do much less suffering. It is not just about curing cancer. High grade oil promotes full-body healing. It works very well as a medication for practically all conditions. Even severe burns can be healed in no time, leaving no scars with the proper use of this oil. High grade hemp oil is a natural anesthetic and a natural antibiotic. What could be better for a severe burn?
From what we have seen with the use of this oil, the word incurable does not mean much. People who have endured radiation and chemotherapy damage or people who have suffered for years with MS and other serious conditions will find in some cases that their condition can take quite some time to heal. It is not instant. On average, we found that the vast majority of cancers can be cured with a sixty milliliter treatment of high grade oil. Such a treatment usually takes about ninety days to complete on average, but I know of people who took the whole treatment in a month and cured their terminal cancer.
People who have had extensive chemo or radiation must realize that the effects of such treatments linger in their bodies. Not only do such people have to cure their cancer, but they must also heal the damage that chemo and radiation left behind. Such people may have to ingest a great deal more oil, which will lengthen the treatment, to be completely healed. The same holds true for diseases like MS and AIDS, etc. The more damage from the condition and the chemicals that were used to treat it, the longer it will take to heal the condition. For people who have only suffered from such conditions for a short time, healing will take place much more quickly.
Now we must explain how to acquire what you need to produce the medicine and to use it properly.
It is to use the system´s word “marijuana” that you will need to produce this medication. But I prefer to call it what it really is – hemp. Male plants are not used to produce the medicine, you need the buds from the female plant. Leaves will produce oil, but of a lower quality. The buds are what is needed to produce the best medicine.
The female buds of high grade strains are covered in resin that can appear to be clear, opaque or amber. The resin is the medicine. All you are doing is dissolving it from the plant material with a solvent. The solvent is then boiled off. But just before the solvent is completely gone, a few drops of water are added. This allows the solvent residue to boil off the oil more easily, leaving the oil much more pure.
I produce the oil from strong indica strains that make you go lay down after you smoke it. I always look for that heavy sedative effect in the material I produce the oil from. Sleep and rest are an important part of the healing process. Good heavy indica strains produce this desirable effect in a patient, but some strains with sativa in their genetics are too energizing to use as a medication.
If you are going to acquire the bud material from a grower, take someone with you to sample the bud by smoking a little, if you do not smoke hemp yourself. Then you can tell if it is the right material. Don’t be afraid to see what different growers may have available. The quality and price may vary a great deal from grower to grower. It would also be a good idea to tell them that you are getting this material to produce a medical or cancer treatment. Often, when a grower knows that someone´s life hangs in the balance, they will see to it that you get the best hemp that is available. A lot of growers know who has the best hemp around and they can make finding high quality material much easier.
I highly recommend that people grow their own. Get your hands on a good growbook. Jorge Cervantes has a book out on hemp cultivation that really covers this subject, Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible. Growing your own hemp will not only save you a lot of money, it also assures you about the quality of the material you intend to make the medicine from. Many growers use poisons and pesticides that I don’t agree with, but if you grow it yourself, you are in control.
High quality hemp seeds are quite easy to purchase in most places. Just go online. There are a large number of seed companies that can supply your needs. Many provide a lot of information about the strain you are thinking of growing and its medicinal aspects. In general, if you want the best seeds, go to the seeds company that introduced the strain. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of strains available. But don’t be discouraged, there is one out there that is right for you.
Often I tell people that smoke hemp, that if they like smoking it, then they will probably enjoy the effects of ingesting the oil made from it.
There are growers and dealers out there that do supply oil. But you have no assurance of the quality of the oils that they are willing to supply. So I recommend, for the time being, until we change the system, that most people should produce their own oil. There is no deep dark secret in producing the medicine. Practically anyone can do it, if they follow the instructions.
I was contacted a few months ago by a 82-year-old woman who followed our instructions and produced the oil to treat her cancer by herself. If an 82-year-old woman can do this, I don’t expect most people would have much trouble doing the same.
In the information we provide, safety measures are necessary when you are boiling off the solvent. I stress again that red-hot elements, cigarettes or a spark of any kind is to be avoided. Fumes from boiling solvents are very flammable. Be sure to use a fan to disperse these fumes. If proper procedures are followed, you should encounter little or no problems making the oil.
Something I want to make clear to the people is that this is not hemp seed oil that is available in stores. The oil I am talking about is the essential oil made right from the plant material, not the seeds. Hemp seed oil itself is very beneficial to the body, but cannot compare to the healing abilities of the essential oil produced from the plant itself.
The starting material must be dry as possible and the most potent strain available must be used. Some strains will produce oil that is amber, and often you can see right through it. Others can produce a darker oil. But you cannot judge the potency or effectiveness of this medication based on the color. Generally, high quality oil will have a golden appearance if it is spread on a white piece of paper.
As I stated before, we all have different tolerances for everything and hemp oil is no exception. Some will have a high tolerance, while others will have a low tolerance. And yes, if you take a lot of this medication, you can become quite high. But remember, even if this does occur, it will not hurt you. Just relax and go with it. The effect will soon wear off.
Once people understand the effects this medication has on them, most enjoy taking it. In some situations, the oil can be used as a suppository. But for the most part, the main ways of use are ingestion, vaporizing, or the oil can be used topically full strength. Also, it can be mixed with skin creams or salves, or you can produce a cannabis tincture by mixing the oil with alcohol.
Vaporizing is great for lung conditions but ingesting the oil is what works the most magic. When hemp is smoked, over ninety percent of the medicinal aspect of the plant material just went up in smoke. To get the full benefits, one must ingest the raw unburned cannabinoids in a pure state, and this is what high quality oil provides. The rate at which the oil is used or consumed will depend on the condition and how bad the person who has it wants it healed. The more you can take and the faster you can take it, the sooner you will be healed. But I like to see people stay in what I call their comfort zone with this medication.
For some with conditions like insomnia, a small dose an hour before bed will give them a good night´s sleep. But for those suffering from something serious like cancer, the idea is for them to ingest the medication as quickly as possible. For people using the oil to treat cancer, I suggest three doses a day – breakfast, mid-afternoon, and about an hour before they go to bed.
I also suggest other natural things they can do to improve their chances of recovery. Change your diet, get away from animal protein. You need more plant protein, raw fruits and vegetables. Producing juices with a juicing machine can be quite beneficial. The patient should also see a homeo or naturopathic practitioner and look into bringing up their bodies´ pH. Mega doses of vitamin C can also be beneficial to someone with cancer. Such practitioners should be able to advise you.
I recommend that people also eat the seeds from two apples every day. This provides them with a good dose of B17, also known as laetrile. Laetrile or B17 can be an effective cancer fighter in its own right, and I eat apple seeds myself. I have also had a few patients report that they have had good results with a substance called wheat grass. The things I suggest do nothing to interfere with the oil treatment. In some cases, they can even enhance it.
If a patient is taking morphine or other opiates to control their pain, I suggest they begin with doses about the size of a piece of short-grained dry rice. This amount will equal roughly the same as half a small drop. For people with cancer who are not using pharmaceutical pain medications, their doses can begin at about half this amount. About one quarter of small drop three times a day.
The patient can take their dose by putting it on a small piece of bread and folding the bread over to cover it. Then simply put it in your mouth and take a drink of water and it will go down like a pill. After four days at this dosage, the patient should then increase it to about twice this amount. If the patient continues to slowly increase the amount they are ingesting every four days, within about five weeks, the average person can take about 0.3 ml every dose.
At this point, they can continue at this dose until they are cured. The average person can usually accomplish this quite easily if they try and usually have little trouble staying in their comfort zone. After people have cured themselves, they can then back their dosage down to a maintenance dose. A good maintenance dose would be from 0.5 to 1 ml of oil taken per month.
In beginning the oil treatment, a patient will experience some daytime tiredness associated with this treatment. But usually after about three weeks of increasing their doses, this daytime tiredness just fades away. After getting used to the effects of the oil treatment for cancer, many people can return to work. Hemp oil does not impair a person´s motor skills but I do warn people not to drive their cars until they are accustomed to this medication´s effects.
Something else a patient should know is that the oil will generally increase heart rate slightly. The oil will also lower blood pressure. So if you are taking blood pressure medications when beginning an oil treatment, keep an eye on your blood pressure. You will likely find you will no longer need the blood-pressure medication in a short time. The same holds true for diabetics. Usually within six weeks of starting the oil treatment, they no longer need insulin. So keep an eye on your blood sugar.
I don’t care what condition a person suffers from – anything from glaucoma to arthritis. Give the oil a try and see what it can do to help you. Are you not sick of being sick? If this oil was used properly, then every man, woman and child on earth would be taking small doses of it every day. The system has always told us that it wants a preventive medicine. Well, here it is.
Diseases like diabetes, arthritis, cancer and great many other conditions could possibly be prevented entirely. So what are you waiting for? Do what you have to do to protect your loved ones. Provide them with this natural harmless medication that heals.
Every time I talk to people, I tell them “you don’t have to believe a thing I am saying.” Simply prove it yourself. Get an ounce of high-quality indica bud and produce the essential oil from it. This should give you three to four milliliters of high grade oil. Now find someone with skin cancer or a diabetic ulcer. Apply the oil topically and cover the area with a bandage. Re-apply the oil and a fresh bandage every three days and watch what happens. Now you have seen for yourself what this oil can do, there is your proof.”
If anyone from the medical system would publicly like to dispute what I am saying about this medication, then please do. I welcome the challenge.
At the present time, I am kind of trapped in Europe, and there is very little I can do for anyone but advise them. I can only hope the changes that are needed will come about rapidly.
There has been more than enough suffering.” – Rick Simpson
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