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According to more and more people, that seems to be the case in certain situations such as skin cancer and many others as well. It's a long held belief going back into at least the 1800s that Cannabis Oil heals.
Check out this video and see what folks have to say about it...
Probably one of the other biggest crimes being committed by the government is making and keeping cannabis illegal. When people start catching on to the lies about cannabis and realize how important and beneficial it is for humans, they will force the powers that be to make it legal and it will be a giant leap forward. The health and other industries will vastly change for the better. Just hope humans don't blow themselves up before then.
This came in as spam, but the subject caught my attention and I followed the link to the site.
The developing medical science seems to concur that cannabis oil is an effective treatment in dealing with cancer.
The site looks to be a solicitation to invest in a company developing cannabis based pharmaceutical products.
GREAT videos, Charles. I'm a huge supporter of this plant, cannabis. It saves lives in all kind of ways.
If we can let go of fear in our decision making process we could probably all live prosperously.
Looks like the police state that the Obama Administration is aggressively creating is in action as it raided a medicinal clinic at the heart of it all in Oakland, California. There's information on it below along with a petition sponsored by DemandProgress.org...
To Obama/Holder: Keep Your Promises And Stop Arresting Medical Marijuana Patients
The Obama/Holder Justice Department is continuing its persecution of medical marijuana patients. Today it raided the hub of the California medical marijuana movement, a center in Oakland that's called Oaksterdam University.
Here's a report from Jesse, a Demand Progress member and activist:
I'm so sad. I'm almost speechless. All day on Facebook and Ustream I've been watching my close friends, who I hang out with all the time, being verbally and physically abused by federal police.
The police arrested Rich, pushed Danielle, knocked over Steph, and hit Mischa with a car. All four are patients and activists. All this abuse and violence was paid for with my federal tax dollars.
Oaksterdam was founded in 2007 and offers classes on the cultivation, health, and legal issues related to medical marijuana. These attacks directly contradict repeated promises that Obama made during the 2008 campaign -- statements like:
I would not have the Justice Department prosecuting and raiding medical marijuana users. It's not a good use of our resources. (August 21, 2007, event in Nashua, New Hampshire)
Please sign ourpetition and tell them to back down. We'll send an email to the Justice Department with this note included:
NOTE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND ATTNY GENERAL HOLDER: You're wasting federal resources and breaking your promises through your ongoing persecution of medical marijuana patients. It's time for you to back down.
Tell Obama and Holder to keep their promises and stop arresting patients.
Click here to see the petition and sign it.
Here's more info, from the San Francisco Chronicle.
What'll probably happen is, marijuana will stay illegal but cannabis will be turned into a trillion dollar big pharma industry. So you wont be able to grow it yourself but you'll be able to buy cannabis for a high price from a large drug company.
For the second time in recent months, a scientific paper published in a peer-reviewed journal has thoroughly rebutted the present Schedule I status of cannabis under US federal law, which states that the plant and its organic constituents possess a “high potential for abuse,” and that they lack “accepted medical use” and “accepted safety … under medical supervision.”
According to a just published review in the German scientific journal Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, scientific findings from over 100 controlled clinical trials involving either cannabis or its constituents provide “clear evidence that cannabinoids are useful for the treatment of various medical conditions.”
Investigators from the nova-Institute and the Hannover Medical School in Germany reviewed over 100 controlled trials assessing the safety and efficacy of cannabis and cannabinoids.
Researchers reported: “Knowledge about the therapeutic potential of cannabis products has been greatly improved by a large number of clinical trials in recent years. … There is now clear evidence that cannabinoids are useful for the treatment of various medical conditions,” including chronic neuropathy (nerve pain), multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, and other indications.
Regarding the safety profile of cannabis and cannabinoids, investigators determined: "The most common side effects of cannabinoids are tiredness and dizziness (in more than ten percent of patients), psychological effects, and dry mouth. Tolerance to these side effects nearly always develops within a short time. Withdrawal symptoms are hardly ever a problem in the therapeutic setting."
Read More: Clear Evidence That Cannabinoids Are Useful For The Treatment Of Various Medical Conditions
I think they're doing this in the UK. It's not legal to be in possession of cannabis but pharmaceuticals are manufacturing tinctures and extracts of cannabis to sell through prescriptions.
It should be illegal what the people in control are doing. It's inexcusable and unforgivable and maybe one day the people will wake up and realize how much they've been scammed and screwed. Not just concerning this, but with almost every aspect of life.
This incredible natural resource which should be available to everyone, has been made illegal and is being patented by a select few.
A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever.
"It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited," said Pierre Desprez, one of the scientists behind the discovery, to The Huffington Post. "We want to get started with trials as soon as possible."
The Daily Beast first reported on the finding, which has already undergone both laboratory and animal testing, and is awaiting permission for clinical trials in humans.
Desprez, a molecular biologist, spent decades studying ID-1, the gene that causes cancer to spread. Meanwhile, fellow researcher Sean McAllister was studying the effects of Cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-toxic, non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Finally, the pair collaborated, combining CBD and cells containing high levels of ID-1 in a petri dish.
"What we found was that his Cannabidiol could essentially 'turn off' the ID-1," Desprez told HuffPost. The cells stopped spreading and returned to normal.
"We likely would not have found this on our own," he added. "That's why collaboration is so essential to scientific discovery."
Desprez and McAllister first published a paper about the finding in 2007. Since then, their team has found that CBD works both in the lab and in animals. And now, they've found even more good news.
"We started by researching breast cancer," said Desprez. "But now we've found that Cannabidiol works with many kinds of aggressive cancers--brain, prostate--any kind in which these high levels of ID-1 are present."
Desprez hopes that clinical trials will begin immediately.
"We've found no toxicity in the animals we've tested, and Cannabidiol is already used in humans for a variety of other ailments," he said. Indeed, the compound is used to relieve anxiety and nausea, and, since it is non-psychoactive, does not cause the "high" associated with THC.
While marijuana advocates will surely praise the discovery, Desprez explained that it's not so easy as just lighting up.
"We used injections in the animal testing and are also testing pills," he said. "But you could never get enough Cannabidiol for it to be effective just from smoking."
Furthermore, the team has started synthesizing the compound in the lab instead of using the plant in an effort to make it more potent.
"It's a common practice," explained Desprez. "But hopefully it will also keep us clear of any obstacles while seeking approval."
Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers
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