Cannabinoids and Cancer
The stone-cold truth
Published: March 27, 2013
“He had never seen lung cancer totally eradicated by chemo, much less in four months,” said Aldrich. “I assume cannabis oil was the factor that made the difference.”
Cancer is not considered “cured” until it has been absent from a patient for five years, and doctors are loath to say that anyone’s cancer is cured, but testimonials such as Aldrich’s are becoming much more common.
Spread the word:Alternet, an alternative news service, picked up her story and distributed it last week; and testimonials of people’s claims of having cured several types of cancer or other ailments with some variation of Simpson oil can be easily found on the Internet.
Variations abound, with some folks adding other healing herbs that they trust to the mix, but the main ingredient is cannabis, preferably an indica strain. They’re claiming healing or relief for Multiple Sclerosis, rheumatism, arthritis, psoriasis, eczema, diabetes, seizures, migraines and more.
“Anybody who looks at the sheer amount of these materials cannot deny that cannabis extract deserves mainstream medical attention immediately,” says Justin Kander, a board member of Phoenix Tears (phoenixtears.ca), the Rick Simpson organization that promotes cannabis oil.
“People don’t have time to wait for all the proper scientific channels. We’ve been waiting years, and millions of people have died. With pain, people don’t have a day to wait,” Kander explains. “They don’t have 10 seconds to wait. It’s irresponsible to hold it back. The extract seems to work for virtually any condition. That makes it less believable. In theory, the reason that it works for so many things is the endocannabinoid system (cannabinoid receptors in the human body) maintains balance in the other systems. All disease is some form of imbalance. We need to investigate this further through science.”
In the meantime, a lot of people have decided not to wait. They don’t have time.
We’ve been peddled various snake oils in the past. So I would advise caution when treating yourself or a loved one, and it’s advisable to use cannabis oil in tandem with conventional therapies. The bottom line is it may work, it may not work, but it won’t harm you. And as they say on the playground — no harm, no foul.
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Larry Gabriel is a musician, writer and former editor of Metro Times. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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