Compound found in marijuana shown to ‘turn off’ cancer

Is it safe to say we’ve reached a consensus on the medical benefits of marijuana, particularly when it comes to treating and preventing cancer? Digital Journal takes a look at another study which confirms the efficacy of the sacred plant – although I’m not sure why anyone would want to remove the psychoactive “side-effects”.

Researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco found that a marijuana compound known as cannabidiol can stop metastasis in many types of aggressive cancers. (more…)

Worth Repeating: Marijuana Is One of the Best-Studied Medicines In History

Ben Whalley, middle, with Dr Gary Stephens and Dr Claire Williams of Reading University at a secret cannabis farm in the south of England in the hope of producing a new treatment for epilepsy [Geoff Pugh/The Telegraph]

Ben Whalley, middle, with Dr Gary Stephens and Dr Claire Williams of Reading University at a secret cannabis farm in the south of England in the hope of producing a new treatment for epilepsy
[Geoff Pugh/The Telegraph]

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An overwhelming amount of very promising research has been gathered supporting the use of medical cannabis for many illnesses and diseases… and the evidence is now impossible to ignore.

Examples:

WorthRepeatingLogo“The endogenous cannabinoid system has revealed potential avenues to treat many disease states … Medicinal indications of cannabinoid drugs including compounds that result in enhance endocannabinoid responses (EER) have expanded markedly in recent years.”

“The wide range of indications covers … chemotherapy complications, tumor growth, addiction, pain, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, inflammation, eating disorders, age-related neurodegenerative disorders, as well as epileptic seizures, traumatic brain injury, cerebral ischemia, and other excitotoxic insults.”

Source: “Cannabinoid drugs and enhancement of endocannabinoid responses: strategies for a wide array of disease states,” Current Molecular Medicine, September 2006

and…

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Worth Repeating: Government Has Had Patent For Cannabinoids Since 2003

Dr. Julius Axelrod, pictured above, conducted some of the original research which culminated in the United States government getting a patent on all cannabinoids in 2003. [The Julius Axelrod Papers]

Dr. Julius Axelrod, pictured above, conducted some of the original research which culminated in the United States government getting a patent on all cannabinoids in 2003.
[The Julius Axelrod Papers]

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The United States federal government holds a “medical patent” for all cannabinoids — a patent which it has held since 2003. (more…)