The Medical College of Virginia in 1974 first discovered the medicinal value of cannabis. Today, hemp oil, a concentrate made from the marijuana plant, is generally accepted as an alternative treatment for cancer.
Medicinal Hemp Oil
Hemp oil contains as much as five percent of pure Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is used to treat various human cancers. Phytosterols, the steroidal alcohols found naturally in the oil, may also offer protection against colon, breast and prostate cancers. The International Medical Veritas Association currently has hemp oil on its ranked list of known cancer treatments.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) agrees that non-smoked forms of THC (the main psychoactive compound in cannabis) bind to certain cell-surface receptors, triggering the signal pathway that ultimately kills the cell.
According to the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Fast Forward, “(n)on-psychoactive CBD produce(s) a significant anti-tumor activity both in vitro and in vivo, thus suggesting a possible application of CBD as an antineoplastic (tumor preventing) agent.”
“Marijuana, the Forbidden Medicine”
Lester Grinspoon, an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and co-author of the book,”Marijuana, the Forbidden Medicine,” said, “Marijuana relieves pain that narcotics like morphine and OxyContin have hardly any effect on, and could help ease suffering from illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes and cancer,”
The March 2002 issue of “Nature Medicine” reported that Dr. Manuel Guzman had successfully destroyed incurable brain cancer tumors in rats by injecting them with THC.
References and ResourcesThe National Health Federation
National Cancer Institute
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