Medical cannabis shown to treat cancer, but cancer industry encourages continuation of harmful chemo

Friends,
Perusing the latest in Cannabis news, I stumbled upon this article:
Medical marijuana may help destroy tumors, study finds

It’s certainly nothing we haven’t heard before, but I thought I’d post it here anyway. However, the conclusions, wording, and even study design (though admittedly, I know nothing about science) seemed to me a way for the cancer industry to incorporate the emerging knowledge about cannabis’ effects on cancer, with their old-style, ineffective and deadly treatments.

The article seemed an advertisement for chemotherapy, with a nod to cannabis. It wasn’t until I read Storm Crow’s comment (emphases mine) that I knew my unease was warranted.

With the body of knowledge contained in this blog, it seems fair to say that any thinking person who finds themselves with a few wayward cells should forgo Western medicine until they have given Rick Simpson oil (RSO) a fair shot. But, it is always up to the individual and their doctor, I am just stating an opinion after doing a lot of “armchair” research.

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Some further reading- “Pot compound seen as tool against cancer” (SFGate- where CBD deactivates the ID-1 gene in triple negative breast cancer, making it easier to treat). “Cannabis extract treatment for terminal acute lymphoblastic leukemia with a Philadelphia chromosome mutation” (PubMed- where a girl was successfully fighting off an aggressive form of leukemia with RSO (concentrated cannabis extract), but she dies of complications caused by her previous chemo and radiation therapy.) And “Cannabinoids Increase Lung Cancer Cell Lysis By Lymphokine-Activated Killer Cells Via Upregulation of ICAM-1” (PubMed where THC and CBD help your body’s Killer Cells by making the cancer cells “sticky” so the Killer cells can destroy the cancer cells more easily!) There is a LOT more to cannabis than just getting high!«

Here is the article:

A new study further solidifies claims that medical marijuana can be beneficial in treating different forms of cancer.

Experts from St. George’s University of London have found that using concentrated amounts of cannabis along with chemotherapy resulted in greater death of cancer cells, reports the Daily Mail.

In a study published in the International Journal of Oncology, lead author Dr. Wai Liu and his colleagues found that compounds found in marijuana, known as cannabinoids, combined with common forms of chemotherapy treatment resulted in greater induction of apoptosis, or the death of cancer cells.

Researchers also found that using medical marijuana after receiving chemotherapy is more effective at killing cancer cells, when compared to using it before treatment.

“We have shown for the first time that the order in which cannabinoids and chemotherapy are used is crucial in determining the overall effectiveness of this treatment,” Dr. Liu told the Daily Mail.

Dr. Liu’s team also observed that the medical cannabis used must be a concentrate, so merely smoking a joint likely won’t provide any benefit.

“These extracts are highly concentrated and purified, so smoking marijuana will not have a similar effect,” said Dr. Liu.

Cannabis to Reorganize the Brain and Elevate Consciousness

From The Mind Unleashed

Excerpt from “5 Powerful Psychedelics”

Out of the following psychedelics, I have found Salvia and Ayahuasca to be the most powerful out of body experiences (that can be recalled), and Cannabis to be the most profound to alter daily thinking patterns when taken consistently and with the aid of meditation.

CANNABIS

Perhaps one of the most medicinal but least powerful of all hallucinogens,Cannabis Sativa whose active ingredient is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) has also been referred to as marijuana, dope, pot, bush, weed, hash, ganja, joint, among others. It is by far one of the safest psychedelics on Earth, and perhaps one of the few that can be utilized without supervision.

It can treat a number of diseases and disorders, including cancer, fibromyalgia, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis better than pharmaceuticals. Marijuana has also been found to reduce blood pressure, treat glaucoma, alleviate pain and even inhibit HIV. It is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective.

When cannabis is used over a period of time, it allows us to witness our many subtle motives which, under normal consciousness, are usually not noticeable. Duality within human consciousness becomes clear as does the ego and alter ego. Cannabis highs last typically from 1-4 hours.
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New research suggests cannabis could help reverse aging process in the brain

Abstract from Nature Medicine

The balance between detrimental, pro-aging, often stochastic processes and counteracting homeostatic mechanisms largely determines the progression of aging. There is substantial evidence suggesting that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is part of the latter system because it modulates the physiological processes underlying aging1, 2. The activity of the ECS declines during aging, as CB1 receptor expression and coupling to G proteins are reduced in the brain tissues of older animals3, 4, 5 and the levels of the major endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) are lower6. However, a direct link between endocannabinoid tone and aging symptoms has not been demonstrated. Here we show that a low dose of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) reversed the age-related decline in cognitive performance of mice aged 12 and 18 months. This behavioral effect was accompanied by enhanced expression of synaptic marker proteins and increased hippocampal spine density. THC treatment restored hippocampal gene transcription patterns such that the expression profiles of THC-treated mice aged 12 months closely resembled those of THC-free animals aged 2 months. The transcriptional effects of THC were critically dependent on glutamatergic CB1 receptors and histone acetylation, as their inhibition blocked the beneficial effects of THC. Thus, restoration of CB1 signaling in old individuals could be an effective strategy to treat age-related cognitive impairments.

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In this Sept. 30, 2016, file photo, a harvester examines marijuana buds from a trimming machine near Corvallis, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Andrew Selsky

From CTVNews Published Tuesday, May 9, 2017 7:01PM EDT

New European research on animals suggests that cannabis could help reverse the aging process in the brain, opening up the possibility that the drug could be used in the treatment of dementia.

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Trump’s War on Weed

 

friendly reminder:

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Big Pharma’s War on Marijuana

On this episode of America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio discusses the reasons why the marijuana legalization effort failed in Arizona and speaks with Justin Strekal, Political Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, about what pharmaceutical companies have to gain from keeping marijuana illegal.

Find out the REAL difference between Medical and Recreational Marijuana

What an interesting commentary. As he states, *all* use is medicinal use. But isn’t some use spiritual? He suggests the type of use (recreational, spiritual &/or medicinal) depends on your *intent*.

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