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10 Diseases that Marijuana Helps

12 November, 2015 4 comments Leave a comment

Discount Medical Marijuana - 2

It is estimated that prescription medicines cause 100,000 deaths each year. The very fact that marijuana or cannabis has not caused a single death (whether used medically or recreationally) shows that this substance is way better than prescription drugs. It is a fact that a research conducted in Harvard University has proven that in 10,000 years since its utilization, marijuana has not caused a single death. (Read Dr. Lester Grinspoon’s interview on this here). 

Dr. Paul Hornby, biochemist and pathologist has spent decades on the research on medical cannabis and called for its legalization. Says Dr. Hornby: “you have to smoke something like 15,000 joints in 20 minutes to get a toxic amount of delta-9 tetrahydrocannibinol (the main ingredient in cannabis), and I challenge anybody to do that!”

Another interesting fact is that a former national administrator in the United States Government Marijuana research program, Dr. Tod Mikuriya, suggested that nearly 200 medical conditions respond favorably to Marijuana and he has even documented this in a film “The Union” which is available on YouTube.

While we cannot document all 200 conditions, we are listing 10 major medical conditions that can be effectively treated using Marijuana.

Alzheimer’s disease

THC or 9 tetrahydrocannibinol found in Cannabis prevents enzymes that are responsible for Alzheimer’s plaque which leads to dementia and memory issues. Medical Marijuana can also prevent protein clumps which interfere with cognitive brain function.

Epilepsy

Hundreds of children have benefitted from marijuana which prevents epileptic seizures. According to Dr. Robert J. DeLorenzo, professor of neurology at the VCU School of Medicine,: “The ingredients in medical marijuana can play a critical role in preventing spontaneous epileptic seizures and while it is illegal in the United States, it should be used a therapeutic drug for treating a variety of ailments apart from epilepsy.”

Arthritis

People suffering from pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis reported improved sleep quality after taking marijuana. (Note that the drug does not curb the disease but it certainly helps with its debilitating pain).

Multiple Sclerosis

MS patients reported feeling happier and pain free after participating in trials conducted to evidence the effect of Marijuana on painful cramps in legs and arms of Multiple sclerosis patients. How many prescription drugs can claim to do that?

Glaucoma

Many proponents of Marijuana believe that it can not only help relieve pressure on the ocular nerve; it could also reverse deterioration to prevent age related blindness.

Depression

In a huge study conducted on more than 4000 participants in SUNY Albany, it was observed that people who used marijuana occasionally (or daily) had lesser depressive symptoms than those who didn’t. The study further showed that users also had more positive outlook and fewer somatic complaints than people who did not use it at all.

Anxiety

Treating anxiety using marijuana is a grey area since, for some users, the drug calmed them down, but for others, it had the opposite effect. That being said, many people like Patsy Eagan of Elle Magazine says that she prefers using marijuana over other prescription or over-the-counter anxiety medication.

Hepatitis C

A study conducted in San Francisco University showed that conventional medicines for Hepatitis C (which affects nearly 3 million Americans each year) have a variety of undesirable side effects like loss of appetite, depression, muscular aches and fatigue etc. Patients who smoked marijuana daily actually had a better blood report in that there was no sign of the virus left in their body. This was the gold standard in Hepatitis treatment because it helped patients complete the therapy despite the undesirable effects the conventional medicines left on them.

Morning sickness

Read this interesting story from Dr. Wei-Ni Lin Curry who used medical cannabis during her pregnancy. “Within two weeks of my daughter's conception, I became desperately nauseated and vomited throughout the day and night. ... I vomited bile of every shade, and soon began retching up blood. ... I felt so helpless and distraught that I went to the abortion clinic twice, but both times I left without going through with procedure. ... Finally I decide to try medical cannabis. ... Just one to two little puffs at night, and if I needed in the morning, resulted in an entire day of wellness. I went from not eating, not drinking, not functioning, and continually vomiting and bleeding from two orifices to being completely cured. ... Not only did the cannabis save my [life] during the duration of my hyperemesis, it saved the life of the child within my womb."

Cancer, HIV and AIDS

We were saving the big ones for last. People with cancer who used conventional medicine and chemotherapy treatment report feeling much better thanks to medical cannabis as it helped them fight pain and nausea and also improved appetite. Marijuana has been proven to contain antibacterial properties that can prevent tumor growth and also enlarge airways to relieve breathing-related and asthma issues in AIDS patients.

In conclusion

It is a fact that prescription drugs are toxic and experimental. Many of them can kill when overdosed on. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are killed each year due to prescription drugs. Marijuana, on the other hand, has not caused even one death. Maybe it is time governments wake up to the numerous health benefits of Marijuana and admit as to how it can, literally, save the World.

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Comments

  1. Vicki McClifty October 07, 2016

    It’s a crime that people are led by governments who hide the truth from us and have an agenda to make us all sick and then make a whole lot of money from treating us with pharmaceutical drugs which they know won’t heal us. People just need to be educated that we have all been brainwashed to believe the rubbish that is being “fed” to us is true .. Not so! so grateful for your input into educating the world!

  2. Barbara May 19, 2016

    It does so much more.Also organic..non Monsanto…

  3. Jennifer Burroughs November 13, 2015

    U.S. Government owns the patent on cannabis
    http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6630507.PN.&OS=PN%2F6630507&RS=PN%2F6630507

    Cannabis kills Tumor cells
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    Cannabis Cures Colorectal Cancer
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    Cannabis Cures Uterine, Testicular, and Pancreatic Cancers
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    Cannabis-derived substances in cancer therapy and anti-tumour properties.
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    Cannabis Cures Brain Cancer
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    Cannabis Cures Mouth and Throat Cancer
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    Cannabis Cures Breast Cancer
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    Cannabis Cures Lung Cancer
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22198381?dopt=Abstract
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21097714?dopt=Abstract

    Cannabis Cures Prostate Cancer
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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339795/?tool=pubmed
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    Cannabis Cures Blood Cancer
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    Cannabis Cures Skin Cancer
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12511587
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19608284

    Cannabis Cures Liver Cancer
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21475304

    Cannabis Cures Cancer in General
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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15313899
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    Cannabinoids in intestinal inflammation and cancer: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442536?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=22

    Cannabis use and cancer of the head and neck: Case-control study: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2277494

    Cannabis THC at high doses in area, inhibits cholangiocarcinoma cancer: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793?itool=Email.EmailReport.Pubmed_ReportSelector.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=6

    Targeting CB2 cannabinoid receptors as a novel therapy to treat malignant lymphoblastic disease
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    marijuana kills cancer cells
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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16835997

    http://cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page4

    Cannabis Treatment in Leukemia
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    Cannabinoids and the immune system.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11854771
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    Cannibas partially/fully induced cell death in Cancer
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    Cannabis treatment of translocation-positive rhabdomyosarcoma
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    Cannabis Induces apoptosis of uterine cervix cancer cells
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    Cannabis treatment in lymphoma
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    Cannabis kills cancer cells
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    Cannabis regulator of Neural Cell Development
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16787257

    Cannabis treatment of Melanoma
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17065222

    Cannabis treatment for Thyroid Carcinoma
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18197164

    Cannabis treatment in Colon Cancer
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    Cannabinoids in intestinal inflammation and cancer.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442536

    Cannabinoids in health and disease
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    Cannabis a neuroprotective after brain injury
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    Cannabis inhibits Cancer Cell Invasion
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  4. Barbara November 13, 2015

    I wish the sources were included to add credibility to this information. The science is there, provide the sources to back it up.

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