THE NUMBER ONE RESOURCE FOR CANNABIS OIL AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA PREPARATIONS
Referenced from:The Medical Cannabis Guidebook: The Definitive Guide To Using and Growing Medicinal Marijuana by Jeff Ditchfield & Mel Thomas (click).
Referred to as marijuana, ganja, weed or herb, cannabis is one of the safest medicines available today. There has never been a single recorded fatality from cannabis use in thousands of years of human history. No one has ever died as a direct result of ingesting cannabis or indeed concentrated cannabis oil. One estimate of THC's lethal dose for humans indicates that roughly 1500 pounds (680 kilograms) of cannabis would have to be smoked within 15 minutes (approx) and studies indicate that the effective dose of THC is at least 1000 times lower than the estimated lethal dose (therapeutic ratio of 1000:1). Heroin has a therapeutic ratio of 6:1, alcohol and valium 10:1. Cocaine 15:1. Aspirin has a therapeutic ratio of 20:1; twenty times the recommended dose (40 tablets) can cause death, and almost certainly induce extensive internal bleeding and serious injury. Drugs used to treat patients with cancer, glaucoma and MS are all known to be highly toxic. The ratio of some drugs used in antineoplastic (cancer treatment) therapies have therapeutic ratios below 1.5:1.
A small percentage of people have negative or allergic reactions to cannabis, particularly concentrated cannabis oil. A few patients experience especially high heart rates and anxieties with cannabis oil. These persons should not use it. Many bronchial asthma sufferers benefit from both herbal cannabis and cannabis oil extracts; however, for some it can serve as an additional irritant, but for the overwhelming majority of people, cannabis has demonstrated literally hundreds of therapeutic uses.
What do you do when you have been constantly told that cannabis is harmful, addictive, dangerous and illegal? Medical cannabis and particularly concentrated cannabis oils are illegal in most countries and therefore the choice comes down to breaking an unjust law or finding a cure, which in the case of cancer sufferers can mean either risking arrest and prosecution or facing a death sentence from the cancer itself.
If you are treating any serious medical condition with cannabis oil then you require a strain that has been specifically bred to contain higher amounts of CBD as well as THC. Amongst other properties CBD is the cannabinoid that is shown to kill cancer cells, particularly breast cancer. If you watch the video included on our seed page, filmed by us at the Spannabis trade show 2013, you will see that most breeders claiming to have strains with a high CBD content are blatantly misleading their customers. On our seed page we have researched, processed and laboratory tested the cannabis oil produced from various seed strains and we have listed those we recommend for medical use.
CAN CANNABIS OIL CURE CANCER? •
Cannabis oil proven to cure cancer?
Referenced from: The Medical Cannabis Guidebook: The Definitive Guide To Using and Growing Medicinal Marijuana by Jeff Ditchfield & Mel Thomas (click).
In the 1930s, the U.S. Federal Government joined the spurious campaign to outlaw cannabis, making even non psychoactive hemp plants illegal and putting an end to its medical use. The reasons behind this are well documented and had nothing to do with any possible harmful effects of cannabis, it was a cynical conspiracy to ensure multi-national pharmaceutical companies and the oil and fibre industry could eliminate any competition.
Cannabis was first listed in the 1851 (3rd edition) of the U.S. Pharmacopoeia and until prohibition was introduced cannabis was the primary treatment for over 100 separate illnesses and diseases.
In the U.S. today several states have passed laws making medical marijuana legal, including concentrated cannabis oil, but the federal government will not allow patients to use the treatments. A number of governments, including the U.S. Federal Government, allow treatment with one or more specific low doses of synthetic (artificial) cannabinoids available as prescription drugs and produced in laboratories by multi-national drug companies. Examples of these synthetic chemical based copies are Marinol (The United States and Canada - $652 for 30 x 10 mg doses), Nabilone ($4000.00 for a year's supply in Canada) and Cesamet, legal in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States (200 pills cost $710.00 in Canada).
These countries and others have now also granted a license to GW Pharmaceuticals who market Sativex. An alcohol based spray or 'tincture' as it is corrctly known, containing THC and CBD extracted from cannabis plants and prescribed for mucosal administration (basically you spray it under your tongue).
Vist our cannabis tincture page (here) to find out how to make your own generic copy of Sativex for under $8.00 (yes eight Dollars!) - which is arguably more effective as it not only contains exactly the same profile of THC and CBD as Sativex, but also includes over 80 different and complex cannabinoids that are not removed during the production process as is the case with Sativex. Strictly speaking our version is a not a copy of Sativex, we are actually repeating a process that was pioneered by Dr. William Brooke O'Shaughnessy (1809-1889) who introduced cannabis to modern Western medicine. GW pharmaceuticals have engineered a monopoly on a process that dates back over 100 years and was widely prescribed prior to prohibition.
Cancer is still a leading cause of disease, annually accounting for around 15% of all deaths worldwide. Encouragingly many types of cancer are now treatable with pharmaceutical drugs, and survival rates across almost the entire spectrum have improved dramatically, however, these treatments are not guaranteed to work, are toxic to the system and expensive, furthermore for many types of cancer these synthetic drugs are proven to be inferior to cannabis oil which is far more effective, non toxic and can be produced at home for very little cost.
Cannabis prohibition is not about protecting health - its about protecting corporate wealth.
The anti-tumor effects of herbal cannabis and cannabis oil extracts have been well known since at least the 1970's, when the Medical College of Virginia reported on August 18th, 1974, that marijuanas psychoactive component, 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. Funded by the National Institute of Health to find evidence that marijuana damages the immune system, the study found instead that THC slowed the growth of these three types of cancer: The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) quickly shut down the Virginia study and all further research was halted.
|In 1998, a research team at Madrids Complutense University discovered that THC can selectively induce programmed death in brain tumor cells without negatively impacting surrounding healthy cells. Further studies reported in the August 15th, 2004 issue of Cancer Research, the journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, that marijuanas constituents inhibited the spread of brain cancer in human tumor biopsies. Led by Dr. Manuel Guzman (left), the Spanish team announced they had destroyed incurable brain cancer tumors in rats by injecting them with THC.|
The research team reported in the March 2002 issue of Nature Medicine that they injected the brains of 45 rats with cancer cells, producing tumors whose presence they confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The rats treated with THC showed improvement within weeks of receiving the cannabis based treatment and the THC shrank or destroyed the tumors in the majority of the test subjects. Most cancer patients don't know anything about the Madrid discovery, virtually no U.S. newspapers carried the story, which ran only once on the AP and UPI news wires, on February 29th. In Europe there was even less coverage of this ground breaking news.
this special report, Jeff Ditchfield heads to the University of Madrid on
behalf of Seedsman to discuss the research into cannabis and its possible
anti-cancer properties with Pofessor Manuel Guzman.
The present and recent research into the medicinal benefits of cannabinoids is (in the main) funded by large pharmaceutical companies who are seeking returns on their research investment via patents. I am currently collaborating with several leading experts and organisations on developing and carrying out independent research into the medicinal benefits of cannabinoids; one such collaboration is with Professor Manuel Guzman and his department at the Complutense University of Madrid.
Researchers reported that CBD acts as a more potent inhibitor of cancer cell growth than other cannabinoids, including THC, and noted that the compound is particularly efficacious in halting the spread of breast cancer cells by triggering apoptosis (programmed cell death).
There is no need to wait for more clinical trials and repeated stalling tactics by the multi-national drug companies, cannabis oil can be used to cure cancer and those patients that wish to try it can follow the simple steps outlined on this website to make their own medicine. Cannabis oil can be safely taken alongside prescribed pharmaceutical drugs or chemotherapy and will actually reduce the debilitating nausea suffered by most radiation treatment.
(Source: Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neuroscience, University of Palermo, Italy & The Medical Cannabis Guidebook: The Definitive Guide To Using and Growing Medicinal Marijuana by Jeff Ditchfield & Mel Thomas.
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