Finally, WHO Admits Medical Marijuana Has NO Public Health Risks

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In a groundbreaking report, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that cannabidiol (CBD) the relaxant property of cannabis used in medical marijuana is beneficial for cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and many more diseases, AND should not be a scheduled drug.

According to the U.S. federal law, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug with “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse” alongside heroin, LSD, ecstasy, methaqualone, and peyote.

But WHO’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence [ECDD] gathered scientific evidence on therapeutic use and side effects of cannabis and cannabis components, and confirmed:

“Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions. Current evidence also shows that cannabidiol is not likely to be abused or create dependence as for other cannabinoids (such as Tetra Hydro Cannabinol (THC), for instance).

“The ECDD therefore concluded that current information does not justify scheduling of cannabidiol and postponed a fuller review of cannabidiol preparations to May 2018, when the committee will undertake a comprehensive review of cannabis and cannabis related substances.”

WHO experts also recommended imposing stronger restrictions on fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent and has taken thousands of lives in the U.S. drug addiction epidemic.

Raul Elizalde, the Mexican father responsible for driving the Mexican government to legalize medical marijuana, told The Daily Mail:

“I’m ecstatic that these international health leaders agree that CBD is a substance that should not be scheduled and has therapeutic value for a variety of medical conditions. We look forward to continuing our conversation about its many benefits in 2018.”

The report comes after widespread declassification of cannabis in North America and Europe. In the U.S., a total of 29 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico now allow for comprehensive public medical marijuana and cannabis programs. In Europe, Greece, Czech Republic, Finland, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain have legalized marijuana.

More than 100 peer-reviewed studies have concluded that cannabis cures cancer. Researchers at the University of Florida have found that the ‘gateway drug’ is alcohol, not marijuana. In fact, the National Cancer Institute in 2015 admitted marijuana kills cancer cells naturally.

The latest WHO report adds to the already existing overwhelming evidence of the efficacy of the plant. Hopefully, the U.S. will turn the page, and stop classifying marijuana in the near future.

Cannabis Oil Cures 80-Year-Old Dentist of Stage 4 Metastatic Lung Cancer

Source: AnonHQ

Who Do You Believe? The trillion dollar cancer industry — which claims that chemotherapy and radiation kill cancer cells, save lives, and boost long-term survival rates in terminally-ill cancer patients; OR people who fight and survive cancer — not because of chemotherapy-based cancer ‘treatment’, but because of cannabis oil-based therapy?

Why Should You Believe? While chemotherapy stimulates healthy cells to produce a protein that supports tumor growth and makes the tumor cells resistant to further cancer treatment, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis (TetraHydroCannabinol or THC) causes tumor cells to commit suicide while leaving healthy non-tumor cells unharmed.

 

The Success Story

In 1989, 55-year-old Stan Rutner — then retired dentist running a lucrative mini-storage business — was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. After six months of aggressive and toxic standardized allopathic treatment, Stan was cured; he heaved a sigh of relief since his cancer was in remission. However, he was fighting cancer again in 2011; this time he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer with metastasis to the brain.

After telling him that “Stan was in deep shit”, doctors began to ‘treat’ him with chemotherapy and radiation, gave him just weeks to live and ordered him to take refuge in a hospice; which he entered on August 12, 2011. Barb Rutner, Stan’s wife, recalls:

“Shortly after treatment began, Stan was riddled with weight loss and chronic nausea, debilitating fatigue and was wasting away. After that he was wiped out. He was very thin. So we finished radiation to his brain on June 25, and on July 13 he entered the hospital for the first time with radiation pneumonitis (inflammation of the lungs due to radiation therapy). There were three hospital visits during that time, and on the third they kept him for a week and started him on oxygen 24/7. And then he went into palliative care.”

In an attempt to explore all alternative treatments possible to delay Stan’s somewhat ‘inevitable’ death sentence, the Rutners tried Reiki energy treatments, acupuncture, and even creative visualization; yet nothing worked. That’s when John Malanca, Stan and Barb’s daughter, Corinne’s soon to be husband, looked for cannabis as a possible treatment option to ease Stan’s pain. Stan was dying and had nothing left to lose, so he was ready to give Cannabis a go.

Barb explains what ‘treatment’ was meted out to Stan:

“Corinne and John were becoming interested in medicinal marijuana but we were concerned that Stan was wasting away. He had lost so much weight and so we were anxious to get his appetite improved and help him with the nausea. So Corinne suggested daytime cannabis capsule infused with coconut oil; they’re yellow capsules that he started taking. He started taking those in early November of 2011 and in the beginning, he took about a third of a capsule in the morning, and it was about a week or two later that he was able to give up the extra oxygen that he had had 24/7.”

In just a couple of weeks of starting cannabis, Stan witnessed an incredible turnaround. He gained weight, ditched his walker, dumped his 24/7 oxygen; began exercising, and started getting sound sleep. On January 27, 2013, Stan’s brain MRI showed no evidence of recurrent disease: the stage 4 lung cancer, which had metastasized to his brain two years ago and almost taken his life, was gone. At 80, Stan’s cancer is still in remission…

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Dave Mihalovic, a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in vaccine research, cancer prevention and a holistic approach to cancer treatment, notes:

No chemotherapy drug has ever actually cured or resolved the underlying causes of cancer. Even what mainstream medicine considers “successful” chemotherapy treatments are only managing symptoms, usually at the cost of interfering with other precious physiological functions in patients that will cause side effects down the road.”

The Success Story II

Stan is not alone. When the 3-year-old Landon Riddle was diagnosed with Leukemia, doctors gave him only 48 hours to live. After Landon’s grandmother suggested that they look into cannabis oil treatment, the family flew to Colorado where cannabis oil treatment was legal. In just days, Landon’s cancer was in remission. Sierra Riddle, Landon’s mother, says:

“It is atrocious that anyone on the planet would be charged for choosing cannabis over pharmaceuticals. Having a sick child is a battle in itself, but making this choice is a whole new world. You’re going to need thick skin, intuition, and a solid teamDon’t waste time making sure every other pharmaceutical does more harm than good. If it feels wrong in your gut, it’s probably wrong.”

Harvard Study: Smoking Cannabis Actually Improves Brain Function

(True Activist) Don’t believe the hype – cannabis is not a gateway drug, it is a medicine. From helping people naturally relieve their anxiety to literally curing cancer (over 100 studies have validated this), the plant is incredibly therapeutic. Because it is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, however, marijuana is still illegal in many U.S. states.

Fortunately, new findings from a study published in Frontiers In Pharmacology seem to support arguments for its decriminalization. Preliminary investigations by medical researchers from McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Tufts University indicate that pot actually improves cognitive performance.

For the study, entitled “Splendor in the Grass? A Pilot Study Assessing the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Executive Function,” behavioral scientists tracked 24 certified medical marijuana patients over a three-month dosing period. The patients were repeatedly measured for cognitive proficiency through a series of intelligence tests, including the STrrop Color Word Test and Trail Making Test.

Lead researcher, Staci Gruber, is the director of the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) program at McLean Hospital. As KINDLAND reports, her initial report is positive. The first benefit reported is that medical marijuana led to patients excelling at brainteasers with enhanced speed and accuracy.

Says the McLean Hospital report:

“After three months of medical marijuana treatment, patients actually performed better, in terms of their ability to perform certain cognitive tasks, specifically those mediated by the frontal cortex,” explained Gruber.

Study participants also reported improvements in their specific clinical conditions, sleep, and overall health as well as a decreased use of conventional medications, particularly opiates.

“We saw a 42 percent reduction in opioid use,” reported Gruber. “This is significant, particularly for those of us in Massachusetts and other areas of the country where the opioid epidemic is ravaging so many. This preliminary finding certainly warrants deeper and broader investigation.”

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Preliminary findings from McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Tufts University indicate that pot actually improves cognitive performance.

Don’t believe the hype – cannabis is not a gateway drug, it is a medicine. From helping people naturally relieve their anxiety to literally curing cancer (over 100 studies have validated this), the plant is incredibly therapeutic. Because it is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, however, marijuana is still illegal in many U.S. states.

Fortunately, new findings from a study published in Frontiers In Pharmacology seem to support arguments for its decriminalization. Preliminary investigations by medical researchers from McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Tufts University indicate that pot actually improves cognitive performance.

For the study, entitled “Splendor in the Grass? A Pilot Study Assessing the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Executive Function,” behavioral scientists tracked 24 certified medical marijuana patients over a three-month dosing period. The patients were repeatedly measured for cognitive proficiency through a series of intelligence tests, including the STrrop Color Word Test and Trail Making Test.

Lead researcher, Staci Gruber, is the director of the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) program at McLean Hospital. As KINDLAND reports, her initial report is positive. The first benefit reported is that medical marijuana led to patients excelling at brainteasers with enhanced speed and accuracy.

Says the McLean Hospital report:

“After three months of medical marijuana treatment, patients actually performed better, in terms of their ability to perform certain cognitive tasks, specifically those mediated by the frontal cortex,” explained Gruber.

Study participants also reported improvements in their specific clinical conditions, sleep, and overall health as well as a decreased use of conventional medications, particularly opiates.

“We saw a 42 percent reduction in opioid use,” reported Gruber. “This is significant, particularly for those of us in Massachusetts and other areas of the country where the opioid epidemic is ravaging so many. This preliminary finding certainly warrants deeper and broader investigation.”

The preliminary findings from the McLean Hospital’s pilot study indicates that humans do receive benefits from smoking cannabis that exceed a temporary reduction of pain and/or anxiety. Considering one of the most common arguments against legalizing cannabis for recreational use is that it makes people lazy and stupid, this data has profound implications.

“People are going to use it,” Gruber concluded. “It’s up to us to figure out the very best and safest ways in which they can do that.”

More Than 100 Peer-Reviewed Studies Conclude: Cannabis Cures Cancer

Cannabis has been making a lot of noise lately. In November 2016, Australia became the first entire continent to legalize cannabis (the first country to fully legalize cannabis is Uruguay). In January 2017, Germany legalized medical cannabis allowing patients with “exceptional cases” to get a cannabis prescription from their doctor as well as a refund for the upfront cost of cannabis from their health insurance. This spring, Canada is set to legalize the personal use of cannabis.

In recent years, support for cannabis legalization in the United States has reached a tipping point. According to surveys from Gallup, support for legalization has risen from 31% in 2000 to 60% in 2016. 28 states and Washington D.C. allow cannabis for medical purposes.

 

There is evidence that cannabis oil destroys cancer, cures severe epilepsy, treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis, and saves lives. The National Cancer Institute has admitted cannabis oil kills cancer cells. Likewise, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has also admitted cannabis kills cancer cells and shrinks brain tumors.

As it stands, cannabis is classified as a Schedule I drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) because it is considered to have “no medicinal value” to the public. Last December, the DEA clarified that all marijuana extracts, including CBD, are Schedule I controlled substances alongside heroin and LSD.

No medicinal value? Seriously?

There are over a 100 peer-reviewed studies, prominent medical organizations, and major government reports, which all combine to prove that marijuana is safe and effective in treating many serious ailments, including cancer. In fact, they claim, eating raw cannabis can help prevent health issues from arising altogether — without psychoactive effect.

Then why does Big Pharma lobby against cannabis legalization? Because eating raw cannabis helps prevent health issues from arising altogether — without psychoactive effect. Because at least five prescription drugs could be replaced by cannabis — which will immediately render obsolete the gamut of pharmaceuticals that make the drug barons (and lawmakers) filthy rich.

 

Here’s the list of more than 100 peer-reviewed studies for you to peruse at your leisure:

Cannabis kills tumor cells

Uterine, testicular, and pancreatic cancers

Brain cancer

Mouth and throat cancer

Breast cancer

Lung cancer

Prostate cancer

Blood cancer

Skin cancer

Liver cancer

Cannabis cancer cures (general)

Cancers of the head and neck

Cholangiocarcinoma cancer

Leukemia

Cannabis partially/fully induced cancer cell death

Translocation-positive rhabdomyosarcoma

Lymphoma

Cannabis kills cancer cells

Melanoma

Thyroid carcinoma

Colon cancer

Intestinal inflammation and cancer

Cannabinoids in health and disease

Cannabis inhibits cancer cell invasion

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How Marijuana Destroys Cancer Cells While Leaving Healthy Cells Alone

Source: The Hearty Soul

For over 40 years, research proving cannabis‘s incredible cancer-fighting powers has been either hushed or completely ignored by the US government. It continues to push other treatments, a lot of the time at the cost of your overall health, and carries on strictly enforcing marijuana laws.

The major issue in medical research of marijuana is the fact that federal permission is mandatory in order to conduct the research, due to its illegal schedule 1 status (3).

Senior Policy Analyst at the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Paul Armentano, collected together the findings of multiple studies into marijuana’s effect on cancerous cells. He found that the US government has been avoiding to listen to some pretty across-the-board conclusive evidence.

What do Studies Show About Cancer and Cannabis?

Armentano’s report (1) on cannabinoids (the active compounds in cannabis) and the ways in which they can impact on cancer cells, brought together decades of research into the subject.

He begins his study with a quote from the conclusion of another comprehensive review. “Cannabinoids possess… anticancer activity [and may] possibly represent a new class of anti-cancer drugs that retard cancer growth, [and] inhibit… the metastatic spreading of cancer cells.” (1)

Armentano then goes back to over 4 decades ago, with a 1974 study by the Medical College of Virginia. This study found that cannabis inhibited malignant tumor cell growth in both cultures and mice. The study was published in the Washington Post and concluded that marijuana’s primary cannabinoid, THC, “slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers, and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36 percent.” (1)

In spite of these very promising finds, the government refused any future funding for 20 years. That is, until a mid-90s study by the US National Toxicology Program. Once again, they found that cannabis had a positive impact – mice and rats that were given high doses of THC over long periods of time experienced greater protection against malignant tumors than the untreated mice.

The results of this study were actually kept secret. They only came to light after they were leaked in 1997 to a medical journal, which then released them to the national media. Even then, the government hasn’t been forthcoming in funding any more studies on the subject in America.

Thankfully, over the past two decades or so, overseas research has stepped in and continued to report on cannabinoids’ cancer-fighting abilities. These studies have found it to halt many types of cancer from prostate cancer to lung, breast, and even brain cancer (3). Italian researchers reiterated, “[Cannabinoids] have displayed a great potency in reducing glioma tumor growth… without affecting the viability of [healthy cells].” (3)

These findings are vital, as traditional treatments such as chemotherapy are ruthless – not discriminating between the cancerous cells and healthy ones. It seems as though cannabinoids can single out the cancer cells.

How is Cannabis Killing Cancer Cells?

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According to the PBS documentary “Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis” (2) this incredible power is due to receptors on cells throughout the body. You can think of receptors almost as “locks” and when the right “key” comes along and connects with the lock, it releases a message. Typical messages might be that the body is under attack, and the immune system needs to respond, or even something as simple as a registering of pain.

In the case of cannabis, researchers found two cannabinoid receptors on cells throughout the body. For these receptors, cannabinoids present in marijuana are the all-important “key”. These cannabinoid receptors are called the CB1 and CB2 receptors. The CB1 receptors are mainly located in the brain but are present in many major organs throughout the body, such as the heart and liver.

CB2 receptors are found on cells throughout the immune system. When these cells mutate and become cancerous, they no longer die like normal cells, but grow and spread uncontrollably. Importantly, though, they still retain their CB2 receptors, even when they become cancerous.

These CB2 receptors essentially act as a target for the cannabinoids present in marijuana. When those compounds hit the receptors, they key and lock come together and release a critical message – the cannabinoids tell the cancerous cells to die.

Surprisingly, what follows is just that – the cells “commit suicide” (2). This is how cannabinoids are able to kill cancerous cells so effectively.

The Future of Cancer Treatment?

As of yet, there is still a lot more research that needs to be done for the benefits of cannabinoids in fighting cancer to be fully understood and appreciated. It seems as though the social stigma attached to cannabis has damaged much of the medical research for way too long, although the future is starting to look a little greener.