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CAN WEED CAUSE BRAIN CANCER?

Can weed cause brains cancer or can it cure it?  What does the research have to say?


Does weed cause brain cancer?  On the contrary, weed has been shown to kill cancer in mammals, but can overconsumption work in reverse and actually cause cancer?  Researchers around the world have found that the two main components of cannabis, THC and CBD both kill cancer cells in every kind of mammal that was clinically tested.   

Before we look into the miraculous benefits the cannabis based medicines provide in cancer care, let’s consider the question, can weed cause cancer?

There is some anecdotal evidence that people that smoke massive amounts of weed, from morning to evening could have a greater risk of contracting brain cancer.  Bob Marley, the famous reggae star and his entourage, consumed a generous portion of an ounce per day, and that is per individual.

Sadly, Bob died very prematurely from brain cancer at the young age of 38.  So too did Terence McKenna, the pioneer researcher of hallucinogenic substances, particularly silibinin   McKenna would consume 5 grams of magic mushrooms in a single sitting and he did this often, along with a healthy portion of cannabis.  However, McKenna’s younger brother, nor did his entourage members' contract brain cancer, despite following the weed + magic mushroom protocol for many years.  

Cannabinoids have been shown to induce programmed cellular suicide in tumor cells.  Cells normally self destruct through a process called programmed cell death. Mutant cells, which occur naturally or are created via insult: from chemicals, pathogens, parasites, radiation, normally self destruct.  In cancer, the cells themselves lose their natural ability to self destruct.

Enter THC and CBD.  When taken in large amounts, these cannabinoids initiate cellular programmed death in tumor cells in many, but not necessarily all forms of cancer.  The dosage is in the 1000 mg range per day for several weeks, usually not exceeding one month. In clinical studies with mammalian cells, it has been shown beyond reproach - that cannabis does kill cancer cells by turning back on the cells ability to suicide – when its DNA has mutated beyond normal levels.

So the science is there, in spades that cannabinoids kill cancer in animals, so why isn’t the medical community jumping on the band wagon left, right and center, to be the first to show that cannabis kills cancer in humans; that is in a proper large clinical trial?  The reason is that the big pharmaceutical companies have completely taken control of the practice of medicine over the past eighty years to form pretty much a dictatorship.


 

“At the root of the problem is money.  The practice of medicine was not a business until recently.  When they made it a business, the money guys corrupted it, and corrupted it completely.” - Johnny Rodriguez

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The consensus opinion of independent researchers appears to be:

• low to moderate amounts of weed probably reduces the risk of many types of cancer
• cannabinoids, THC and CBD have a very safe and low toxicity drug profile.
• THC and or CBD taken in large doses – 1000 mg, over several weeks appears to kill cancer, in thousands of anecdotal cases documented in some form or other.
• Cannabis might be a risk factor in brain cancer in consumers of 10 or more grams per day, over a decade or decades of use.
• Unbiased research and clinical trials is required on whole plant extracts of Cannabis in the treatment of cancer.
• The medical community must become conscious of the nature of their business and their place in it, and consider if the synthetic molecules they exclusively prescribe are really more effective and less toxic that natural analogues, which afford similar if not greater efficacy, lower toxicity and fewer side effects, and drastically reduced cost to the patient.


In the for profit pharmaceutical business, only synthetic patentable medicines allow for huge profits.  Patients are called units of consumption or clients. CEOs and executives mandate is to achieve more profit, market to more units (people) and to produce maximum returns to shareholders, the bulk of which are the top 0.01% of the richest people on the planet.  

These are the people that own the banks, run the governments, the racket of war, mass media, the gambit.  Medical doctors are trained at medical schools funded by the pharmaceutical industry, and text books have come to include only their products, which in effect is a marketing program.

 

“The medical community must become conscious of the nature of their business and their place in it, and consider if the synthetic molecules they exclusively prescribe are really more effective and less toxic that natural analogues, which afford similar, if not greater efficacy, lower toxicity and fewer side effects, and drastically reduced cost to the patient.”

 

So, under these guidelines, any natural remedy, herb, or age old treatment goes by the wayside in so called mainstream medicine.  Certainly many prescription medicines are life savers, but the industry is hell bent on moving product, which leads to an epidemic of over prescription and mal-prescription seen today.  All of which means that any herb that cures a major disease, will result in a massive decline in clients for the pharmaceutical industry.   This is why cannabis has been declared illegal across the planet, via the WHO, the UN, the US-FDA and the likes.

While the cannabinoids of cannabis, its main psychoactive and medicinal ingredients, have been shown to kill or retard cancer in countless of peer reviewed cellular and animal studies, little clinical work has been done on humans.  It is almost always the case, that anything that is very good for you, when taken in excess, can harm you, or even work directly opposite to the way it was intended.

It is well known that weed can relieve anxiety.  It is also well known that over consumption can cause panic attacks. If you are ill, taking in a little extra oxygen is a good thing.  Too little oxygen, like the levels seen at the peak of Mount Everest is fatal, if endured for more than a few hours.

Meanwhile, too much oxygen causes the lung tissues to burn and cause lung damage.  Water, salt, sugar, alcohol, anything has a safe amount which is beneficial and over consumption results in disaster.  Enough sodium and your kidneys will shut down, while not enough sodium stresses the kidneys as well. A couple of glasses of wine is great to relax but two bottles might turn you into an idiot that personifies the opposite of a calm and serene individual.

The amazing thing about cannabis is that it is far safer and has a lower toxicity than most any drug or certainly synthetic chemical.  It has been found that THC can lower blood pressure in some individuals, which is a good thing for those with high blood pressure, but surely is not a good thing for those with low blood pressure.  Also, THC has been shown to both treat and cause seizures in rodents, that is in high doses. While THC related seizures are extremely rare, the findings in animal studies do point to the desire to study this potential side effect.

CBD, the nonpsychoactive component and normally the second most abundant ingredient of cannabis, has been shown in some GP practices to actually make seizures worse in some cases, which makes sense,.  While cannabinoids tend to moderate and balance receptor activity involved in neurological, immune and many other bodily functions, these miracle molecules also dial up and dial down things like feelings, fear, nerve cell response to stimuli, immune cell aggressiveness and so on.  

All of which means that for certain conditions, or even most conditions, the minimum effective dose is found.  This is best achieved in concert with an experienced medical professional with deep experience in cannabis based medicines.

Reiterating:

• low to moderate amounts of weed might well reduce the risk of many types of cancer
• cannabinoids, THC and CBD have a very safe and low toxicity drug profile.
• THC and or CBD is taken in large doses – 1000 mg, over several weeks appears to kill cancer, in thousands of anecdotal cases documented in some form or other.
• Cannabis might be a risk factor in brain cancer in consumers of 10 or more grams per day, over a decade or decades of use.
• Unbiased research and clinical trials is required on whole plant extracts of Cannabis in the treatment of cancer.


 

“At the root of the problem is money.  The practice of medicine was not a major business until recently, like the last hundred years.  It was more centered on a humanitarian approach. When they made it a business, the money guys corrupted it, and corrupted it completely.  You’re not going to a doctor; you are going to a very well paid drug dealer.” - Johnny Rodriguez
 

 


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