September 22, 2011
Ever wonder why a plant
made from nature for all of us to enjoy is criminalized?
Look no further than the
wheels that turn government - namely greed and corporate profits on
Big Pharma. After all, why else
would something natural be banned? In this case, because it helps
prevent cancer. Researchers in Spain have discovered that a
marijuana makes brain tumors shrink by halting the growth of blood
vessels that supply the tumors with life.
Since when are herbs classified as drugs? We really should pose this
question to Wikipedia who classifies the herb a drug under its
It's no surprise that the United States has
decreed that marijuana has no accepted medical
use and should remain classified as a highly dangerous
drug like heroin. Accepting and promoting the powerful health
benefits of marijuana would instantly cut huge profits geared
towards cancer treatment and the U.S. would have to admit it
imprisons the population for no cause.
Nearly half of all drug
arrests in the United States are for marijuana.
It's not just the U.S. either. Canada's Prime Minister Stephen
getting tougher on pot growers than
he is on rapists of children. Under the Tories' recent omnibus crime
legislation, a person growing 201 pot plants in a rental unit would
receive a longer mandatory sentence than someone who rapes a toddler
or forces a five-year-old to have sex with an animal.
In the U.K. a top judge has
issued a stark warning to anyone
caught growing cannabis in South Yorkshire - immediate prison
awaits. In other words, don't infringe on artificial means of cancer
treatment, or else. Prevention hurts the bottom line, especially if
Cannibus, better known as
marijuana, has chemicals called
cannabinoids that could effectively
starve tumors to death, say the researchers. The team used mice to
demonstrate that the cannabinoids block vessel growth, and the
procedure is also effective in humans.
research from Harvard has shown
that the active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common
lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the
cancer to spread.
The Spanish team, led by Dr
Manuel Guzmon, wanted to see
whether they could prevent a form of cancer (glioblastoma multiforme)
from growing by cutting off its blood supply.
Glioblastoma multiforme is one of
the most difficult cancers to treat - it seldom responds to any
medical intervention, especially conventional methods which
poisoning and primatively destroy cells such as radiotherapy,
chemotherapy and surgery.
The mice were given a cancer similar to the human brain cancer (glioblastoma
multiforme). The mice were then given cannabinoids and the genes
examined. The genes associated with blood vessel growth in tumors
through the production of a chemical called vascular endothelial
growth factor (VEGF)
had their activity reduced.
Cannabinoids halt VEGF production by producing Ceramide.
controls cell death.
Dr Guzmon said:
"As far as we know,
this is the first report showing that ceramide depresses VEGF
pathway by interfering with VEGF production."
They then wanted to see
if this would also happen with humans.
They selected two patients who had glioblastoma multiforme
and had not responded to chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery. The
scientists took samples from them before and after treating them
with a cannabinoids solution - this was administered directly into
Amazingly, both patients experienced reduced VEGF levels in the
tumor as a result of treatment with cannabinoids.
The researchers said that the results were encouraging. In order to
be sure about their findings they need to carry out a larger study,
It is hard to believe that the knowledge that cannabis can be used
to fight cancer has been
suppressed for almost thirty years,
yet it seems likely that it will continue to be suppressed. Why?
Richard Cowan, the answer is
because it is a threat to cannabis prohibition,
“...there really is
massive proof that the
suppression of medical cannabis represents the greatest failure
of the institutions of a free society, medicine, journalism,
science, and our fundamental values,” Cowan notes.
Millions of people have
died horrible deaths and in many cases, families exhausted their
savings on dangerous, toxic and expensive drugs. Now we are just
beginning to realize that while marijuana has never killed anyone,
marijuana prohibition has killed millions.