The left hand of our government likes to pretend it doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. However it is more likely, it doesn’t want to know. The easy targets of marijuana users in most states are being locked up in prison for cheap labor, destroying families.
With little motivation to curb that racket by dropping marijuana out of its DEA Schedule 1 Controlled Substance rating. Schedule 1 includes drugs that are highly addictive, dangerous, and do not carry any medical merit. The FDA prefers rubber stamp approving pharmaceutical drugs that are far more dangerous than marijuana and far less effective. The FDA unfortunately would rather oblige their corporate clients to keep their licensure payments from Big Pharma rolling in.
The unpublicized studies that prove cannabis’s medical merits are referenced within the NCI (National Cancer Institute). Though they are drugs to enhance chemo or suppress some of chemotherapy’s terrible side effects, there are many, many actual cases of curing cancer with cannabis. Of course those are dismissed as anecdotal and not paid any attention to by any government agency or the mainstream media. People who are cured by cannabis doesn’t satisfy medical “science”. Big pharma can’t make money off of a cured cancer patient. Nevertheless, the following list is excerpted directly from one of the NCI Question and Answer pages about cannabis:
Their Report on Cannabis Anti-tumor Activity…
Studies in mice and rats have shown that cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.
–A study in mice showed that cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may have potential in reducing the risk of colon cancer, and possibly in its treatment.
–A laboratory study of delta-9-THC in hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) cells showed that it damaged or killed the cancer cells. The same study of delta-9-THC in mouse models of liver cancer showed that it had antitumor effects. Delta-9-THC has been shown to cause these effects by acting on molecules that may also be found in non-small cell lung cancer cells and breast cancer cells.
–A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells. Studies in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer showed that cannabinoids may lessen the growth, number, and spread of tumors.
–A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in human glioma cells showed that when given along with chemotherapy, CBD may make chemotherapy more effective and increase cancer cell death without harming normal cells. Studies in mouse models of cancer showed that CBD together with delta-9-THC may make chemotherapy such as temozolomide more effective.
Stimulating Cancer Patients Appetite…
–Many animal studies have shown that delta-9-THC and other cannabinoids stimulate appetite and can increase food intake.
–Cannabinoid receptors (molecules that bind cannabinoids) have been studied in the brain, spinal cord, and nerve endings throughout the body to understand their roles in pain relief.
–Cannabinoids have been studied for anti-inflammatory effects that may play a role in pain relief.
NCI is the government’s primary cancer research agency. Paradoxically, another government agency that’s supposed to protect us, the FDA, has recently approved the most dangerous painkiller Oxycontin for 11 year old children. Oxycontin is synthetic heroine, it is highly addictive and harsh on the system. Then there are the synthetic speed drugs like Ritalin that are approved for children under five years of age. Both of them mask symptoms while ruining health. Yet, of course, those drugs are not Schedule I. They all have “accepted” medical uses, approved by the FDA and are prescribed by doctors. Who in reality are simply the official drug pushers of Big Pharma. Evidently the studies listed by the NCI don’t indicate medical merit, yet less effective, side-effect-laden synthetic derivatives of cannabis that Big Pharma creates are FDA approved…
And of course, also ignored are the several animal and human trials conducted using cannabis to treat various diseases, including cancer, in Israel and Spain. You can find these studies done all over the world. Where’s the mainstream media with all this? Enjoying their cash flow from Big Pharma’s vast budget in silence, I suppose.