by Paul Fassa
December 17, 2009
A small Canadian community's success with curing cancer naturally
was recently crushed, forcing its provider into exile in Europe.
Rick Simpson had discovered a cure for himself and then had
shared it at no cost with others in the small rural town of
Maccan, Nova Scotia.
Rick offered results without side effects, and the Maccan residents
took advantage. The results were amazing with even cancer patients.
There are always problems promoting alternative cures. But here was
an additional obstacle.
The cure was
hemp oil with the illegal substance
Rick Simpson experienced a head injury at work in 1997. Afterward he
was afflicted with post concussion syndrome. He was put on
pharmaceuticals, which created dysfunctional side effects. He heard
about the medical benefits of
marijuana. So Rick purchased a bag
and began smoking daily.
Eventually, both the post concussion syndrome and the pharmaceutical
drug fog vanished completely. Rick's doctor discouraged him from
smoking. So Rick decided on growing his own hemp and extracting the
oil with THC. He reduced a pound of plants by slow boiling in a
solution to get a small tube of thick THC concentrated oil.
Soon after he began, Rick was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma.
After one of the three cancers was removed surgically, it came back.
So he decided to try the THC laden hemp oil topically. Within days,
all three skin cancers were completely healed.
Rick deduced that THC
hemp oil cured cancer, but smoking marijuana would not.
So Rick began sharing the hemp oil within his community for free.
Everyone experienced remarkable improvement by taking a drop orally
twice daily or applying it topically. Rick Dwyer, the manager
of the local Royal American Legion branch was very impressed.
His father's terminal lung cancer was cured in weeks after the
medicos had sent him home to die.
Quickly the word was out locally about Thompson's THC hemp oil.
Several others were cured without side effects from a variety of
serious ailments, including cancer.
Then both Ricks decided there should be town meetings in the Legion
hall about the THC hemp oil, and that they would see what to do
about spreading the word.
They wanted the world to
know about this natural cure.
Consequence of Helping
The publicity from a curious Canadian media raised enough of a stir
for the Legion to close the Maccan branch and fire Rick Dwyer as the
local manager. Then the locals became concerned about the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police (RMPC) clamping down on Rick Simpson's
life saving operation.
So Rick Simpson went to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to acquire legal
exemption for using his oil as medical marijuana. He took 14 dozen
sworn affidavits from those he had helped in Maccan. But they were
disregarded and his request was turned down.
Nine months later he
appealed to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.
This time, Rick had ten cured citizens and six doctors present to
testify. Their testimonies were not even allowed. His appeal was
rejected, and his little local operation of supplying free cannabis
cures was threatened. Slowly it dawned on him that it wasn't just
the legal system that prevented natural cannabis cures.
Rick Simpson realized that the cancer industry is focused on
treating, not curing, for high profits.
Monopoly medicine and
Big Pharma's concern for
maintaining a massive cash flow have been the prime motive for
keeping all natural cures down.
After getting shut down while trying to share his miracle cure of
hemp oil with THC for cancer and to impress public officials in Nova
Scotia to legalize it, Rick Simpson went public internationally. He
posted his rather well done home grown YouTube documentary
"Run From the Cure" (below video).
The documentary ends with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court ruling that
stopped the Maccan community's use of the cannabis oil that cures
even cancer. The incredibly useful hemp plant is so maligned by
greedy vested interests that growing hemp, even without THC, is
Nevertheless, Rick Simpson's THC hemp oil cancer cure has fueled a
groundswell of support to legalize the hardy hemp for mankind's
RUN FROM THE CURE
The Rick Simpson Story
February 10, 2008
See too "How
to Make Your Own Hemp Oil".
On November 26th, 2009, Rick was crowned the Freedom Fighter of the
Year at the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.
Ironically, the day
before he was been notified that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
wanted to see him when he returned. He knew returning home would
keep him from using the only medicine that worked for him as he
aged. So he decided to stay in Europe.
Rick felt this was primarily a tactic to keep him away because the
authorities had already known what he was doing. He had made offers
to freely help others with THC hemp oil public on talk radio. Some
RCMP personnel were even sending sick people to Rick for cures!
He regretted not being able to return home for his fellow Canadians,
but he had no choice.
Though now exiled in
Europe, Rick has gained allies internationally. Now the world wide
cannabis freedom movement has an empirically proven powerful curing
agent as their banner for legalizing hemp with THC.
A Few Facts
As late as the 1930's in North America, medicinal hemp tinctures
with THC were available in most pharmacies.
Even without THC, hemp
is banned in the USA. In the 1940's, cultivating an ecologically
friendly crop of hemp was phased out and made illegal.
useful and economical applications tell something of the
Useful and Economical
Inexpensive non toxic Medicinal applications
oils, fuels, and even safer plastics
would have an easy cash crop that doesn't require
growing hemp can be used in crop rotations to enrich
soil for other crops
be used for textiles and other materials
can be made from hemp
oils and seeds are extremely nutritious, virtually
Big Pharma and Medical
growers and synthetic fiber manufacturers
industry would rather chop down more trees
Those industries have
succeeded with killing hemp cultivation in the 1940's, and they
intend to keep it that way.
Amazingly, Canadians recently managed to
get cultivating non-THC hemp allowed for some of the purposes listed
above. A concerted grass roots effort managed to achieve that.
farmers in the USA are still not allowed to cultivate this easy cash
One More Part
Reefer madness propaganda and hippie associations have created
powerful stigmas associated with hemp.
Many accept the notion
of using cannabis with THC for any reason as a gateway to drug
addiction, while endorsing the widespread use of alcoholic
beverages, tobacco, and toxic pharmaceuticals, which are often
opiate based and addictive.
Hopefully, the last article in this series will present enough
credible scientific evidence for major medical applications of
cannabis with THC to help you release the dogma attached to hemp and
The Medical Monopoly
rashly marginalizes empirical (observed) cures as anecdotal (just
Yet their scientists
have been caught often with faulty testing parameters and doctored
Ancient Chinese and
Ayurvedic (India) medicines are still
safely efficacious today. They managed without double blind tests or
cruel experiments on animals.
After determining certain human and herbal attributes, they observed
the results of applications on humans empirically. The same is true
of indigenous healers. An American Native medicine man gave the
world Essiac Tea for curing cancer 110 years ago.
So what about Rick Simpson's successful cancer cures in Nova Scotia
with THC, the banned active ingredient of hemp oil? Several modern
medical scientific reports support Rick's empirical evidence of THC
for medicinal purposes.
Hemp with THC has a medical history of 5000 years. THC extracts were
sold in American pharmacies until the 1930's. Then opiate based
pharmaceuticals began taking over the market place.
Over the past few decades, medical marijuana has emerged slightly
for some medicinal uses. Since 1972, more and more physicians
actually promote it. There were many cases of chemo sufferers
managing better and glaucoma victims maintaining painless eyesight
Today the Federal Government's harassment makes it very difficult
for individual states that want to allow medical marijuana.
Many individuals who
need cannabis medically have to go underground and risk harsh drug
enforcement, or do without and suffer.
College of Physicians (ACP) recently endorsed non-smoked THC
in an effort to reverse the USA Federal Government's stance
on medical cannabis. The Philadelphia based ACP is the
second largest physician's association in the USA.
Dr. Mark Sircus
of Brazil asserted, "THC should be included in every cancer
protocol." He cites the fact that cannabinoids of THC are
able to penetrate all body barriers, making it effective if
Dr. Tod H.
Mikuriya also endorses THC for medical purposes. His method
of applying hemp oil from a hot air vaporizer avoids the
irritating, toxic byproducts of smoking.
Guzman's research team at Madrid's Complutense University
discovered in animal studies that the less potent synthetic
THC can selectively induce cell death in brain cancer tumors
while healthy cells remain unharmed. This was reported in
the journal Nature Medicine in 2000.
University of Milan in Naples, Italy, researchers reported
in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
that even non-psychoactive compounds in marijuana inhibited
the growth of brain cancer cells, selectively killing
malignant cells through apoptosis (cellular suicide).
Dr. Robert Ramer and Dr. Burkhard Hinz of the University of Rostock
in Germany, published in the Journal of the National Cancer
Institute Advance Access December 2007 that medical marijuana can be
an effective treatment for cancer.
Also in 2007, a Harvard Medical School study showed marijuana
cutting lung tumor growth in half.
Anju Preet, Ph.D., a researcher in the Division of Experimental
Medicine, has determined cannabinoids/THC affect several biological
functions positively, and can lead to,
"...a new road to
therapy against lung cancer."
There are even more
studies hidden from public awareness.
A most revealing irony
was from a Virginia study funded by the National Institute of Health
to find evidence that marijuana damages the immune system. Instead,
what they found was that marijuana slowed the growth of lung cancer,
breast cancer, and a virus-induced leukemia.
The DEA (Drug
Enforcement Agency) promptly shut down the Virginia study from
further cannabis/cancer research.
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