Amazing Medical Cannabis Discoveries

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Within the last decade popular culture and modern scientists have been demanding the further investigation of the marijuana plant, leading to some of the most amazing discoveries regarding medical cannabis. Many of these investigative facts are medically based while others are historical facts that speak to the irony and ignorance to the plants illegal standing throughout most of the United States. Everyday about 6,000 people are experiencing marijuana for the first time, and are calling it by roughly 2,000 different names each day.

Heres one to get your moral compass going, marijuana in North Korea is legal, and does not even hold the standard of a drug, while here in the U.S., the “land of the free” Americans can be incarcerated for using marijuana. Cannabis helps trigger neurogenesis, or brain cell growth, perhaps that is why users  can see through these ignorant government schemes. Our government was not always like this, George Washington, the most revered president in our nation’s history grew marijuana on his farm. This is because one acre of hemp production is equal to about 3 acres of cotton production and one acre of hemp can produce as much paper as 4 acres of trees. The original fight against marijuana comes from these facts, farmers say hemp is much too competitive and fought for its illegal standing.

It has been reported from researcher Guillermo Velasco out of Spain, that the THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, and CBD, or cannabidiol, in the medical cannabis plant have proven to be cancer cell killers; amazing news for medical marijuana enthusiasts. In Velasco’s tests he claims the THC when applied to the cancerous brain tissues, attacked the cancer cells freezing them so to speak making them unable to spread, while the healthy brain cells were left alone and intact. It has also been reported by the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco that marijuana compounds forces cancer cells to freeze in other parts of the human body, stopping metastasis in aggressive cancer cells.

Not only would legalizing medical cannabis help citizens in their fights against cancer, it has been estimated from Yale economists that legalizing marijuana would generate $8.7 billion dollars in federal and state taxes annually. While 42 percent of Americans admit to have tried marijuana at least once in their lives, about 800,000 people are arrested annually in the U.S. for marijuana related crimes.

Although it has been proven that alcohol and tobacco are much more harmful and dangerous to the human body, and marijuana is usually held in contrast to these substances, it has been deduced that marijuana and beer are in fact cousins. Beer is made from hops which co-exist in the same flowering category as marijuana.

With all these amazing facts surrounding medical cannabis it is hard to understand why a nation founded on the ideas of freedom and producing the best standard of living for its citizens would not allow the legal production of hemp; which has proven to be more economical, ecological and morally sound. When a government becomes destructive of its ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, that is from the Declaration of Independence, and calls the U.S. citizens to fight for marijuana legalization.

Opninion by Zane Foley

Sources:
C.O.C.
Fact Slides
Chicago Now

6 Responses to "Amazing Medical Cannabis Discoveries"

  1. Think   January 15, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Medical marijuana isn’t used to just get high, CBD which is something marijuana provides is proven to help those in need

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  2. Justin Kander   April 28, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Cannabis has been proven to kill cancer in humans. For years, people have been eliminating cancers with concentrated extracts, and these effects have been observed by doctors, corporations, dispensaries, and thousands of individuals. Medical documentation of terminal cancer remissions, and extensive analysis of the existing science supporting this, can be found at CannabisExtractReport.com. And here is an official study from the November 2013 issue of Case Reports in Oncology proving extracts kill leukemia in a human patient http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3901602.

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  3. Fredo   April 28, 2014 at 2:45 am

    If one googles ‘Granny Storm Crows MMJ Reference List’ there are 420 pages of links regarding cannabis as medicine.

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    • Molly Forkyu   April 28, 2014 at 5:07 am

      Tell me how that can be true if the FDA states that it has no medicinal benefits and should remain a schedule I substance?

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      • Ray   May 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm

        How about the fact that the government is lieing? Clearly you have not seen the Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s specials on marijuana. Marinol and Sativex are legal marijuana pharmaceutical. Are you beginning to see the picture? If the government or any large American industry will be hurt by marijuana,the government will fight it. The push to make marijuana illegal was by the wealthy in industries that would have been hurt by marijuana production. Steel,paper,lumber,pharmaceutical,oil and textile industries. Randolph Hearst owner of the largest newspaper in the country helped changed public opinion by writing about how marijuana made people”Mad”, in particular Mexicans and Blacks.

        In the 1800’s early 1900’s marijuana was used as medicine and to produce paper .Henry Ford built a car that ran on hemp oil and had. Body panels made of hemp instead of steel.

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  4. Stephen Knows Cancer   April 27, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    This certainly does raise some questions, especially given the oppressive nature of the government in North Korea. The research on marijuana seems to paint a very different picture of this substance than we are conditioned to think being brought up in the US. Last year, I read about parents who are using an THC-based oil to treat their children with severe epilepsy (suffering multiple seizures a day). These parents were understandably not interested in some of the more invasive treatments recommended, such as having part of their child’s brain removed (something that could essentially cause a permanent change in their child’s personality amongst other side effects). The results show that these children have been able to experience a much improved quality of life with these help of this alternative form of therapy.

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