Phoenix Tears Cannabis Extract Fights 'Incurable Form' of Leukemia Sayer Ji, Green Med InfoWaking Times A remarkable case report documents a 14-year old girl who, after 34-months of chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant treatments, was given up for dead. Her family discovered research on cannabis extract, and before she died of a secondary complication of her original treatment, used it successfully to put her leukemia into remission. There are plenty of anecdotal reports of the successful use of cannabis in treating cancer, but few cases occur under conventional medical supervision, and virtually none make it into a peer-reviewed biomedical journal as a case report. Remarkably, however, just such a case was reported in Case Reports in Oncology last year, and involved a 14-year girl diagnosed with a form of cancer of the white blood cells known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The figure below shows the successful suppression of the blast cells using cannabis extract. In the discussion portion of the case report, the authors noted,
56 Percent Of Americans Favor Legal Marijuana In New Poll Fifty-six percent of Americans think marijuana should be legalized and regulated like alcohol and tobacco, according to a nationwide Rasmussen poll of 1,000 likely voters. Asked earlier this month, "Would you favor or oppose legalizing marijuana and regulating it in the similar manner to the way alcohol and tobacco cigarettes are regulated today?" only 36 percent of likely voters opposed the concept and 8 percent were undecided. Neill Franklin, a retired Baltimore narcotics cop and the executive director of advocacy group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, sees the poll as a political weather vane pointing toward the future. "Polling now consistently shows that more voters support legalizing and regulating marijuana than support continuing a failed prohibition approach," he said in a statement Tuesday. Indeed, the Rasmussen poll is far from the first to find the majority support legalizing marijuana. Also on HuffPost:
The Endocannabinoid System and How THC Cures Cancer Marco Torres, Prevent DiseaseWaking Times There are close to 20,000 studies on cannabinoids in the pubmed database. Few scientists who concentrate their work around cannabinoids can deny the tremendous therapeutic potential of cannabis. Dr. Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist at Compultense University in Madrid Spain, has completed extensive research which led to one of the first discoveries that THC does indeed kill cancer cells. The endocannabinoid system is a group of receptors in the brain that are involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory; it mediates many physiological processes, including motor learning, synaptic plasticity, and appetite. The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) maintains our biological systems by regulating each cell tissue. Concentrate made from the flowering tops of the cannabis plant can produce a viscous oil containing large doses of active cannabinoids. About the Author
Big Alcohol Donates Money To Fight Legalization Of Pot UK Man Quits Chemo and Beats Cancer with Cannabis Waking Times The US government has finally acknowledged the anticancer properties of cannabis. At this point it’s pretty difficult to ignore the evidence, including countless testimonials of people who cured their cancer with cannabis extracts. The latest example is a young man whose attempts at traditional cancer treatments of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy failed to get rid of his stage-three bowel cancer. As reported by the Stoke Sentinel: CANCER survivor David Hibbitt is celebrating being given the all-clear by getting married Friday, April 17 – and claims his recovery is down to taking cannabis oil.The 33-year-old will tie the knot with fiancée Heather Martin the afternoon of Friday, April 17 after spending the past two-and-a-half years battling bowel cancer.Former warehouse worker David was diagnosed with the disease in July 2012 and had various forms of treatment. In the movie, Simpson shows DIY instructions for how to make the oil. **This article was featured at Activist Post
Adults See Alcohol, Cigarettes Riskier Than Marijuana Americans view alcohol and cigarettes as more dangerous than marijuana. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that just 17% of Adults rate use of marijuana as riskier than drinking alcohol. Fifty percent (50%) say alcohol is more dangerous, while 26% rate the two as equally risky. These findings are consistent with a survey last August. Even a majority of adults who drink alcohol rate it as more dangerous than marijuana. Those who never drink alcohol are more closely divided. Similarly, 46% say smoking cigarettes is more dangerous than smoking pot. Twenty-six percent (26%) of adults say smoking cigarettes should be outlawed, while 42% think marijuana should remain an illegal drug. (Want a free daily e-mail update? The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 21-22, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. Men feel more strongly than women that both alcohol and cigarettes are more dangerous than marijuana. Men drink more heavily than women. - Press release from Rasmussen Reports.
MUST SEE!!! Proof That Cannabis Can Cure Certain Forms of Cancer CB2 Receptors act like a target for cannabinoids. Once they bind to the receptor they tell the cancer cell to die, to commit suicide. Cannabis can be used as an anti-cancer medicine. Local cannabis company announces success with cancer treatment Denver-based Cannabis Science, Inc. announced this week that a cancer patient has had success using the company’s cannabis-based product in the treatment of skin cancer. The biotech company, which develops pharmaceutical cannabis products, said this is the second patient to use the product successfully. “This patient has photo-documented dramatic results that we will release to the public once treatment is completed and has been properly vetted by clinical biopsy,” the company said in a press release. “Cannabis Science, in conjunction with several Colorado-licensed dispensaries and physicians, consults with a number of cancer patients who were seeking to inform themselves of the current peer-reviewed scientific literature, regarding modern and historical use of cannabis preparations for treating cancers so that they can make informed decisions regarding their self-directed cancer treatment.” More from the press release: Crouse has leukemia. Things changed when he got cancer.
Molecular Biologist Explains How THC Kills Cancer Completely by Christina Sarich From Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, Dr. Christina Sanchez has been studying the anti-tumor effects of THC, the main psychoactive component of cannabis, for over a decade. Her research is an addition to other’s work, such as British scientist, Wai Liu, an oncologist at the University of London’s St. Liu points out that pharmaceutical companies spend billions on drugs that do the very same thing, while the cannabis plant does it naturally. “There’s quite a lot of cancers that should respond quite nicely to these cannabis agents,” Liu said. This comes at an important time when states are legalizing medical marijuana and the federal government is receiving pressure to de-list cannabis as an illegal drug – an archaic and erroneous definition of a plant which the Feds say ‘has no medicinal value’, even though they hold numerous patents on the plant. Patent No. 6,630,507, for example, is for cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants. Sources: Image Credit