We have no idea what the power of the marijuana plant is.
There is a reason it has been revered as a sacred plant for thousands of years. Cannabis has been used as medicine, recreation, social community, personal insight, revelations, hysterical ideas and a lot of writing and drawing and partying.
Marijuana is truly a gift to humanity. Not everyone agrees.
We need more research to find all the different medicinal properties of the THC and hundreds of CBDs (Cannibinoids) and the hundreds of secondary metabolites like terpenoids. Without funding for research it can’t be done.
[blogger's comment: Hell who knows, maybe one or more or in combination, CBDs may be a cure for the Ebola Virus and AIDs and Epilepsy, the list of diseases is endless.]
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Inoperable brain tumor in 8-month old boy successfully treated with Cannabinoid oil tincture. Within 4 months tumor had disappeared. Watch video of baby’s doctor describing these astounding results.
THC & Cannabinoids May Inhibit Cancer Growth
More Research on Mice – Not Humans
“Researchers with the University of London at St. George’s said they’ve discovered cannabis extracts containing the key chemical in marijuana — tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC — actually help with brain cancer when combined with another chemical and radio therapy.
The other necessary chemical is cannabidiol, United Press International reported.
Scientists tested mice with brain tumors using the combined extracts and irradiation, and treated them without any extracts and irradiation, and found the first group experienced more success.
“Those treated with both irradiation and the cannabinoids saw the most beneficial results and a drastic reduction in size,” said Wai Liu, senior research fellow and lead researcher on the project, UPI reported. “In some cases, the tumors effectively disappeared in the animals. This augurs well for further research in humans in the future. At the moment, this is a mostly fatal disease.”
CBD and THC are found in the cannabis plant, and both have been used to treat epilepsy, anxiety, depression, headaches and nausea.
Dabbing Cannabis Oil & Whole Marijuana Extracts
The cannabis industry seems to be making an overall shift towards cannabis concentrates. Competitions are now celebrating the accomplishments of hash makers and crown the best extracts. Although these competitions are open to all types of concentrates, cannabis oils always seem to dominate the proverbial leader board.
There is far too much confusion on the topic of cannabis extracts, especially when it comes to making the oil. “Dabbing” – a term referring to vaporizing a small amount of cannabis oil. While there are definitely risks to be considered, many of the existing issues can be eliminated with proper education and precautions. Read More
Siberian “Ice Maiden” most likely died of breast cancer, treated pain with cannabis
“A team of Russian scientists has determined that the Siberian “ice maiden” likely died of breast cancer and used marijuana to treat the pain, The Siberian Times reports (10.17.14).
An investigation of the mummified, 2,400 year old remains of the young woman indicates that the young woman died of breast cancer, and the researchers speculate that the marijuana found in her burial chamber was used to mitigate the pain it caused.” Scott Kaufman, Raw Story Read More
The promise of endocannabinoids in treating disease
“Marijuana as medicine isn’t modern phenomenon. In fact, medical marijuana has been under scientific investigation for decades and has been used for millennia to treat a myriad of diseases and ailments. Fascinatingly, this one plant is capable of acting on many diverse systems in animal physiology. In the 6th addition of “Emerging Clinical Applications for Cannabis and Cannabinoids” Paul Armentano of NORML provides a comprehensive review of the various diseases in which cannabinoids have been studied.
The list is a long one, but all bear mentioning to help demonstrate the magnitude of marijuana’s medical potential: epilepsy, gliomas, alzheimers, fibromyalgia, dystonia, hepatitis C, pruritis, osteoporosis, MRSA, rheumatoid arthritis, incontinence, GI disorders, sleep apnea, hypertension, HIV, tourette’s syndrome, chronic pain, Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, and probably others.” Read More
CBDs – the Science
“Cannabis has been at the center of one of the most exciting – and under reported – developments in modern science. Research on marijuana’s effects led directly to the discovery of a hitherto unknown biochemical communication system in the human body, the Endocannabinoid System, which plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience.
The discovery of receptors in the brain that respond pharmacologically to cannabis – and the subsequent identification of endogenous cannabinoid compounds in our own bodies that bind to these receptors – has significantly advanced our understanding of human biology, health, and disease.” Read More
Study: CBD Associated With Improved Quality Of Life In Parkinson’s patients
THC helps Traumatic Brain Injuries
By William Breathes
“Patients with THC in their system were less likely to die from traumatic brain injuries than those without it. Those were the findings of researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, released this week. According to the scientists, it’s not a coincidence.
Studying the injuries and outcomes of 446 patients who had suffered a severe brain injury along side urine samples showed that the 82 patients with THC in their system. Of that number, only 2.4 percent of patients had died, compared to 11.5 percent of the remaining 364 patients. Researchers say the findings back previous studies done on cannabis and brain injuries. Read More
Great article on Alternet.org about Scientific Research of Cannabis Plant
Scientific findings show the Cannabis Plants has tremendous potential:
- Marijuana Use Is Associated With Decreased Mortality In TBI Patients
- CBG Administration Halts Cancer Progression
- Parkinson’s Patients Respond Favorably to Cannabis Therapy
- Marijuana Use Mitigates Symptoms of Opiate Withdrawal
- Inhaled Cannabis Facilitates Disease Remission In Patients With Crohn’s Disease
Low-THC and CBD-rich hemp promises medicinal applications.
Cannabis Therapy Corp. announces commercial hemp product development
Through an agreement with Rocky Mountain Hemp Inc., a relatively known micro-cap cannabis company will produce the first U.S.-grown hemp used in a commercial product in over 60 years. The low-THC and CBD-rich hemp will be used to support near-term commercial endeavors.
Cannabis Therapy Corp. CTCO, -5.56% developer of phytocannabinoid-based medicinal products for humans and animals, recently announced that it passed pre-harvest inspection by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and subsequently harvested its first ever hemp crop. With less than 0.3% THC content, the hemp will be legally integrated into product development and commercial applications.
Source:Market Watch, Sept 30, 2014 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX)
A team of German scientists has found evidence that a lack of marijuana pathways in the brain may contribute to symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
These pathways – known as cannabinoid receptors (or CB1 receptors) – are found throughout the brain and are responsible for the high that marijuana gives. The researchers concluded that targeting these pathways may be effective at reversing some of the cognitive problems in patients with Alzheimer’s.
The fastest-growing population of marijuana users in America is the elderly. Marijuana helps with some of the typical problems of aging like no other drug, and it does so safely and with fewer unwanted side effects than most pharmaceutical drugs on the market today.
Arthritis and degenerative disc disease are very common in the elderly, and marijuana helps with the chronic pain associated with these and other conditions. In fact, chronic pain is the most common reason that physicians recommend marijuana in the states where it is allowed. Marijuana relieves pain without oversedation. Marijuana allows pain patients to use fewer narcotics and fewer nonprescription, or over-the-counter, pain medications.
Researchers note a 25 percent reduction in opiate overdose deaths in states that have medical marijuana laws.
TruthOnPot.com – Inflammatory bowel disease affects over 1.5 million individuals in the United States and approximately 0.5% of the Canadian population. And while there are a variety of treatments on the market today, many patients seem to be turning to medical marijuana for relief.
In fact, a Canadian survey published in 2011 found that 50% of patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease had tried marijuana before. Of these patients, 33% with ulcerative colitis and 50% with Crohn’s disease said that cannabis helped them to deal with a number of symptoms, including abdominal pain, diarrhea and reduced appetite.
Likewise, research seems to confirm what many patients have already discovered for themselves – medical marijuana can provide effective relief from inflammatory bowel disease. Read More.
Marijuana, as an ancient plant, has medicinal properties. That fact has been scientifically proven, particularly the Cannibinoids called CBDs. So much attention has been put on the chemical THC which causes the psycho-active experience.that very little scientific attention has been paid to the CBDs. Read More
Marijuana is best known for its psychoactive properties. But how does marijuana bring about these sensations and how else does it behave in the body? To answer these questions, students might research how the active compounds in marijuana affect the body at the level of the cell, and draw parallels with how other drugs act in the body. As is the case with many other drugs — from legal, over-the-counter medications to illegal street drugs, like heroin — the active compounds interact with locations on the surfaces of cells called receptors. Read More
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation for Epidiolex®, our product candidate that contains plant-derived Cannabidiol (CBD) as its active ingredient, for use in treating children with Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe form of infantile-onset, genetic, drug-resistant epilepsy syndrome. Epidiolex is an oral liquid formulation of a highly purified extract of CBD, a non-psychoactive molecule from the cannabis plant. Following receipt of this orphan designation, GW anticipates holding a pre-IND meeting with the FDA in the near future to discuss a development plan for Epidiolex in Dravet syndrome. Read More
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