For some reason humans have been, and are being, incarcerated, and even put to death, for trying to make the cure for cancer more readily available.
(The Rick Simpson segment at the end of this video contains primarily anecdotal information. His anecdotal cannabis extract recipients, after 60 days, have experienced, approximately, a 75% remission rate, a 90% improvement rate [incl. remission], and a 10% failure rate.)
The rescission of cannabis prohibition in CO and WA could be due to the emerging evidence that the plant could be the holy grail for some of the most prolific forms of cancer (breast, prostate, skin, leukemia, colorectal, brain, and thyroid). Our study of human behavior suggests that no organizational agenda, no matter how richly and powerfully backed, will stand up against all the caregivers who will move Heaven and Earth to provide the cure to their loved ones.
Clinical trials on melanoma are slated to start within the next couple of years in a Colorado lab which, if successful, could make a cannabis extract available to patients by about the year 2030. As a US-based company facing that country’s formidable anti-marijuana infrastructure, whether or not these trials get off the ground remains to be seen.
Canada’s National Guidelines for Physicians appear to be dated making no mention of Cannabis’ anti-tumor properties in the “Emerging Potential Therapeutic Uses” category. They also give a warning, in a bold font, of the possibility of overdose – something that has never occurred. The adjunct citations also mention no overdoses. With regards to inhibiting the progression of MS, while the guidelines state that cannabis is a neuroprotector, they don’t acknowledge, this Oxford study indicating that cannabinoids inhibit neurodegeneration.
Cannabis Industry (British Columbia)
Despite the fact that the therapeutic affects of Cannabis have been known for thousands of years, in more than 14 thousand personal readings, Edgar Cayce prescribed “hemp” only once, together with the kola plant, for the relief of excruciating lower back pain. He also recommended that this be administered by a nurse rather than by the patient himself. (1377-7) This general lack of prescription suggests that cannabis, for some reason, should not be used lightly.
Desensitization of the body’s endocanabinoid receptors by today’s high THC content cannabis could be the reason for this caution and, moreover, it could lead to epigenetic (pangenerational) impairment. That is, it could impede, for future generations, natural joys including the joy of learning, discovery, or even the heights of love, for example.
In addition to the good news about curing cancer, the other good news is that cannabis could easily be made almost as ubiquitous as water because, as a weed, it grows just about anywhere. Current roadblocks to its therapeutic deployment could be overcome by unselfishly planting it everywhere. The bad news for young recreational users is that it’s best use is exclusively for the treatment of excruciating pain (neuropathic & cancer related). Indiscriminate use could desensitize the neural pleasure centers of the user as well as of their offspring for generations – an enormous genetic tragedy.
Notwithstanding – it’s a remarkable gift to humankind on this planet.
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