Editor’s note: Friends, I think we’ve just discovered something that could catapult Cannabis healing into the next dimension. The question has always been how to best get the medicine to the cells. Also see Nutrients Essential for Integrity of Cannabis
Last night I received an email from a patient who mixed CBD:THC oils (equal parts) with DMSO (click here to order from Amazon), and then put it on topically to heal a spinal cord injury. We will keep you all posted as to how this works, but initial results warranted alerting you all immediately. Patient reports he never felt such an intense response to cannabis, even compared with taking Rick Simpson Oil. He said obviously the DMSO is a potent carrier as there is no other reason such a small amount of cannabinoids would have knocked him out like this did. Potentially those with cancers could be using this mixture to apply directly to problem areas. There is much to learn, so let’s get started! Consider this post to be first in a series.
One word of caution: wash well and apply rubbing alcohol to fingers (don’t use gloves, they will dissolve) and to the application site. This is done to make sure you aren’t introducing anything nasty when using DMSO, which will deliver anything that is on your skin into your body and bloodstream.
Our findings support that THC- and CBD-loaded microparticles could be used as an alternative method of cannabinoid delivery in anticancer therapies. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3551920/
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Hey guys! I moved from Colorado to Western Massachusetts last year (Family). I work at a hydro shop and it’s been really awesome to watch MA progress with its Cannabis culture. So I’ve been making Cannabis Topical Balm and I’ve been including DMSO as an ingredient and WOW does it work! DMSO is a polar and non-polar solvent that has transdermal properties, it pulls the balm right into the affected (effected?) area. I think I cured arthritis, and my Mom has been putting it on her cancer radiation wound and her latest biopsy was clean and the wound (which is over a year old) is getting smaller. Everyone I trade or give it to raves about it.
Al Jazeera published 4 Feb 2016
Scientists around the world continue to seek natural alternatives to fight cancer that don’t destroy healthy cells – like radiation and chemotherapy do – in an effort to save millions of victims afflicted with the disease.
Ian Hamilton of the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, U.K., who was also not involved in the research, told Newsweek that the patient had a history of tobacco use, “making any causal conclusions about this health event difficult to make.
“It might be that he would have had this heart problem anyway and the fact he had used a potent form of cannabis was just a coincidence.”
Dr. Thierry Favrod-Coune of the Geneva University Hospital, who was also not involved in the work, told Newsweek the findings were limited by the fact the man was old, had health conditions and took such a “huge” and “unsafe dose.” That means the results can’t be generalized to younger and healthier people, he argued.
A 70-year-old man suffered a heart attack after he ate a strong marijuana lollipop. Getty Images
A man ate a lollipop and suffered a heart attack triggered by frightening hallucinations, physicians have revealed.
This is supplemental material from Dennis Hill, building off his earlier work describing how Cannabinoids kill cancer.
Omega-3 is the precursor to our endocannabinoids.
We find therapeutic cannabinoids in two places; first in the body’s own endocannabinoid system (ECS), second, phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The phytocannabinoids and the endocannabinoids have the same functions, but are somewhat different in structure. So it is natural for phytocannabinoids to support the ECS. When the ECS is stressed it cannot cover the demands of the immune system, leading to breakdown and disease.
For the body to benefit from phytocannabinoids the ECS must have optimal integrity. The single most important nutrient to provide that integrity is the Omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 is the precursor for the body’s synthesis of the endocannabinoids; this is our first line of defense. Omega-3 is also the essential metabolite in the cannabis receptor system. No Omega-3; no receptors. If response to treatment is weak, Omega-3 may be what is needed.
Vitamin K2 triggers stress-activated ischemic cell death in cancer cells.
Cancer cells grow rapidly and use glucose at a high rate. Vitamin K stimulates oxidative stress that kills the cancer cell, but no effect on normal cells. K2 also blocks new blood vessels formation shutting down metastatic spread.
The risk for cancer is significantly reduced in those with higher blood levels of vitamin D3.
Numerous scientific studies have shown that low levels of vitamin D are associated with a higher death rate from all causes. Recent research shows that vitamin D3 actually kills cancer cells, and reduces cancer incidence by about half.
Curcumin stops uncontrolled inflammation, inhibits cancer metastasis, and triggers cell death in cancer cells.
PSA is an indicator of inflammation, not of cancer. While cancer is inflammatory, many other things can get you an elevated PSA; like urinary infection, riding your bike, or sex. Beyond the secondary effect of curcumin as an anti-inflammatory, is its primary role as anti-proliferative. Unfortunately, curcumin is resistant to absorption into the body tissues. Best to use optimized curcumin.
James David Adams, The Conversation
Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states as of November 2018. Yet the federal government still insists marijuana has no legal use and is easy to abuse. In the meantime, medical marijuana dispensaries have an increasing array of products available for pain, anxiety, sex and more.
New study seeks to understand whether people are using cannabis for evidence-based reasons
Via Science Direct (hat tip: Wings of a Dove)
Slowly but surely, the stigma surrounding marijuana use is losing its grip in the U.S. Since the 1990s, advocates have pushed for a re-evaluation of cannabis (the plant species name often used interchangeably with marijuana) as a viable treatment for a host of ailments. As of 2018, 33 states and the District of Columbia have approved the medical use of cannabis, while 10 states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Despite this fact, at the federal level, marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act, defined as a drug with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.