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Cannabinoid Cancer Cure – U.S. Government Knew in 1974!

Seeing the headline out of Germany this week, “New Study Shows Marijuana May Fight Cancer“, I checked if it was Groundhog Day, as I’d heard this before. I flashed all the way back to 1974, when the U.S. government sought to prove something bad about marijuana, only to prove something good instead –mech1964.jpgthat THC inhibited cancer tumor growth! And forward to the 2000, when Dr. Manuel Guzman of Complutense University, Madrid, Spain and his research team announced success in destroying incurable cancer tumors in the brain’s of rats. If that’s not paradigm-shaking enough, surrounding brain tissue was protected, raising amazing possibilities for Cannabinoids used in combination with other cancer therapies and demonstrating their neuroprotective properties. Dr. Guzman has released a fascinating overview of the Madrid studies, available as a PDF,”Cannabinoids: Potential AntiCancer Agents

ctc1.jpgI will get to hear and film Dr. Guzman himself this April in California, when he presents his findings to the Fifth Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, hosted by Patients Out of Time. For the meantime, Cannabis TV has posted an interview of Dr. Robert Melamede, biology professor at University of Colorado (Colorado Springs), explaining how the body’s own Endo-Cannabinoid system and plant derived Cannabinoids play a modulatory role as “global homeostatic regulator” in many body systems and their role in cancer tumor growth inhibition. Cancer Cure – Cannabis & Cannabinoids, by Dr. Robert Melamede, PhD

dutch.jpgHeadline: Cannabis Pill On HorizonThe Netherlands– The race is on to corner a potential $5.8 Billion global market for Cannabis-based pharmaceuticals, even as the prohibition of marijuana in Europe escalates and people attempting to use whole, natural Cannabis for medicine continue to be forcibly compelled to use only legal medications.

The United States allowed a marijuana pill to be developed in the early 1980’s. Marinol (dronabinol), synthetic THC, is a “Schedule Three” drug (under the Controlled Substances Act), able to be prescribed for various symptoms, including wasting syndrome associated with chemotherapy and AIDS and chronic pain. Marinol is expensive, marginally effective and makes users uncomfortably “high”, lacking the chemical buffers and balance of the natural plant. Cannabis (marijuana) remains on Schedule One (having no medical use).

ctc1.jpgAt Second Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, 2004 in Portland, OR, hosted by Patients Out of Time, Dr. Ethan Russo examines the effectiveness of Marinol in this video segment,  a study of several patients receiving natural marijuana, grown by the U.S. government.Chronic Medical Cannabis Use by U.S. Legal Patients, Part 3

thomas.jpgIf people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.
– Thomas Jefferson


    • charles
    • Posted November 19, 2009 at 4:28 pm
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    Well it is a shame that the government thinks they have control over our bodies. We have to keep fighting. Here is another interesting cannabinoid that is as potent as THC. And it is legal! Check out:

  1. Hehe I’m actually the only comment to your awesome writing?

  2. It bugs me when I see stuff like this. A government without the ability to allow good things to happen to us unless they generate a revenue for it.

  3. The very next time I read a blog, Hopefully it won’t disappoint me as much as this particular one. After all, I know it was my choice to read through, nonetheless I truly believed you would have something useful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something that you could fix if you weren’t too busy looking for attention.

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