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The scientific and anecdotal evidence is compelling. And there seems to be quite a bit of it. Once you or a loved one have been given a death sentence by the medical community, what have you got to lose? And with the increasing amounts of radioactive materials released into the environment, this information may likely be more important going forward.

by Steve Kubby, Sierra Times
November 10th, 2003

A new study published in Nature Reviews-Cancer (PDF) provides an historic and detailed explanation about how THC and natural cannabinoids counteract cancer, but preserve normal cells.

The study by Manuel Guzmán of Madrid Spain found that cannabinoids, the active components of marijuana, inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animals. They do so by modulating key cell-signalling pathways, thereby inducing direct growth arrest and death of tumor cells, as well as by inhibiting the growth of blood vessels that supply the tumor.

The Guzman study is very important according to Dr. Ethan Russo , a neurologist and world authority on medical cannabis: “Cancer occurs because cells become immortalized; they fail to heed normal signals to turn off growth. A normal function of remodelling in the body requires that cells die on cue. This is called apoptosis, or programmed cell death. That process fails to work in tumors. THC promotes its reappearance so that gliomas, leukemias, melanomas and other cell types will in fact heed the signals, stop dividing, and die.”

“But, that is not all,” explains Dr. Russo: “The other way that tumors grow is by ensuring that they are nourished: they send out signals to promote angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels. Cannabinoids turn off these signals as well. It is truly incredible, and elegant.”

In other words, this article explains several ways in which cannabinoids might be used to fight cancer, and, as the article says, “Cannabinoids are usually well tolerated, and do not produce the generalized toxic effects of conventional chemotherapies.

Usually, any story that even suggests the possibility of a new treatment for cancer is greeted with headlines about a “cancer cure” – however remote in the future and improbable in fact it might be. But if marijuana is involved, don’t expect any coverage from mainstream media, especially since mainstream editors have been quietly killing this story for the past thirty years…
That’s right, news about the abilility of pot to shrink tumors first surfaced, way back in 1974. Researchers at the Medical College of Virginia, who had been funded by the National Institutes of Health to find evidence that marijuana damages the immune system, found instead that THC slowed the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice — lung and breast cancer, and a virus-induced leukemia.

The Washington Post reported on the 1974 study — in the “Local” section — on Aug. 18, 1974. Under the headline, “Cancer Curb Is Studied,” it read in part: “The active chemical agent in marijuana curbs the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice and may also suppress the immunity reaction that causes rejection of organ transplants, a Medical College of Virginia team has discovered.” The researchers “found that THC slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers, and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36 percent.”

“News coverage of the Madrid discovery has been virtually nonexistent in this country. The news broke quietly on Feb. 29, 2000 with a story that ran once on the UPI wire about the Nature Medicine article,” complained editor Richard Cowan , who said he was only able to find the article through a link that appeared briefly on the Drudge Report Web page. “The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times all ignored the story, even though its newsworthiness is indisputable: a benign substance occurring in nature destroys deadly brain tumors,” added Cowan.

On March 29, 2001, the San Antonio Current printed a carefully researched, bombshell of a story by Raymond Cushing titled, “POT SHRINKS TUMORS; GOVERNMENT KNEW IN ‘74.” Media coverage since then has been nonexistant, except for a copy of the story on Alternet.

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?

According to Cowan, the answer is because it is a threat to cannabis prohibition . “If this article and its predecessors from 2000 and 1974 were the only evidence of the suppression of medical cannabis, then one might perhaps be able to rationalize it in some herniated way. However, 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, familes 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.

Here is more information about articles supporting this (from 8 years ago):

1. January 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Clinical Investigation that found cannabinoids significantly inhibit skin tumor growth in mice. Investigators of the study concluded, "The present data indicate that local cannabinoids administration may constitute an alternative therapeutic approach for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer."

2. March 2003 issue of The FASEB Journal that found that the "local administration of a non-psychoactive cannabinoid inhibits angiogenesis (tissue growth) of malignant gliomas (brain tumors).

3. October 2003 issue of the prestigious journal Nature Reviews Cancer that concluded that cannabinoids’ "favorable drug safety profile" and proven ability to inhibit tumor growth make them desirable agents in the treatment of cancer.

4. November 2003 issue of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics that found the administration of the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) inhibits the growth of human glioma cells both in vitro (e.g., a petri dish) and in animals in a dose-dependent manner.

5. December 2003 issue of the journal Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets that summarized "the demonstrated antitumor actions of cannabinoids," and elaborated on "possible avenues for the future development of cannabinoids as antitumor agents."


Quelle suprise!

thanks for posting this, NJT. The irony would be funny if it weren't so tragic.

The cancer industry has been fighting quite a battle to stop cures becoming well known and employed. Cancers have been cured for years using vitamin therapy such as B17 and vitamin C. (see World Without Cancer by G Edward Griffin). These therapies are illegal in the US and Oz and, no doubt, in many other countries

Oxygen therapies have been very effective in curing cancers, too.

Just simple things that could make a huge difference are not broadcast. Like the well established correlation between increasing incidence of breast cancer with increasing use (hours per day) of bras. After 12 hours the risk starts to go up and after 16 hrs it rises exponentially. And no surprise, either, that the lymph glands become cancerous because these glands need movement to work and they don't get it strapped up in a bra.

Anyway, i'd better get back to tending my plot smiling

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james you're right

i've read about several other successful but suppressed cancer treatments over the years; i should update the title of the post.

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The story of Mary Jane

Thanks NJT

The story of Mary Jane and her demonization is long and sordid and guess what? full of lies, lies lies.

I have found with issues of health you absolutely cannot trust the mainstream (ie. pharmacologically driven medical community). That is not to say that they don't do good things, just that you have to do your own research and be an informed advocate for yourself and loved ones.

Interestingly, while researching the benefits of Omega 3's yesterday I stumbled upon this cure for cancer as well as many other debilitating illnesses. So simple and something I had never heard of before. I'll pass along the link for anyone that may be interested.

Re: Bras
In my Hippy days I used to go 'sans la brassiere'. Very freeing. smiling Now you have to stuff them in, push them up and separate them. Best part of the day is when you get to take the damn thing off. And women's shoes are a whole nother issue...

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wow the budwig treatment

sounds a lot easier and less expensive than this THC cure, if that's really all it takes to cure cancer? Wow.

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Re: Budwig

I thought it was very interesting. I did a bit of reading on the site and it appears to be about repairing the electrical system within the body. I'd like to do a bit more researching on it. Dr. Budwig sounds like she was doing some really fascinating research.


when did we let making a little money turn into what we have today ?

It must have been the mid 1800's ,is that when the emergence of "corporations" occurred ?
I read in George's day (Washington, not the other idiot ) if you had land under cultivation you HAD TO GROW one quarter of it as hemp by way of tax ! The fibre is so useful and versatile as we know. External forces intervened and that changed .
Then there is Henry Ford and how he wanted all cars to be ethanol powered ,until "External forces intervened and that changed . "
Or jump ahead to the GM electric car that was a hit with everyone lucky enough to have leased one .Until "External forces intervened and that changed . " .
I'm no historian and the list I begun would take a lifetime to compile and if someone was brave enough to start compiling it "External forces" would intervene and change that .
Corporations are soulless and they are directing the course of our world and if you are a share holder (in any Corporation ) you are an accomplice. Because the excuse "Corporations" always make is that "they are just looking after their share holders interest" ,well "share holders" are human and the actions of most Corporations is inhumane . How do we make Corporations humane ?

It all started with this

It all started with this bunch of fuckers, I believe, Mick

From the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: East India Company

English chartered company formed for trade with East and Southeast Asia and India, incorporated in 1600. It began as a monopolistic trading body, establishing early trading stations at Surat, Madras (now Chennai), Bombay (Mumbai), and Calcutta (Kolkata). Trade in spices was its original focus; this broadened to include cotton, silk, and other goods. In 1708 it merged with a rival and was renamed the United Co. of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies. Becoming involved in politics, it acted as the chief agent of British imperialism in India in the 18th – 19th century, exercising substantial power over much of the subcontinent. The company's activities in China in the 19th century served as a catalyst for the expansion of British influence there; its financing of the tea trade with illegal opium exports led to the first Opium War (1839 – 42). From the late 18th century it gradually lost both commercial and political control; its autonomy diminished after two acts of Parliament (1773, 1774) established a regulatory board responsible to Parliament, though the act gave the company supreme authority in its domains. It ceased to exist as a legal entity in 1873. See also Dutch East India Co., French East India Co.

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What to do about these corporations? Take away their legal standing before the law as an entity i.e. as a person for a start.

Bar them from making any contributions to political figures or causes.

Bar them from engaging in certain industries such as banking, insurance, armaments or any form of military support. This would take away the incentive for them causing wars.

Bar them from any and all infrastructure industries such as water, telecom, roads, ports etc where only one system makes sense.

Bar them from owning more than on e newspaper, radio or television station.

Making senior management and shareholders over a certain percentage of shares, say 10%, personally liable for the actions of the company.

Stock exchanges to be government owned and run and the practice of short selling stocks to be made illegal. A tax of 0.5% on all financial transactions over $10,000 be instituted and all other taxes retired. (It would more than cover all government expenditure at present)

Corporations limited to being national and not international as at present.

Howzat? smiling

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all sounds good to me!

let's do it smiling

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I'm in

I'm in for this one! Sound great to me as well! smiling

Revolutionary committee

hi guys, well that makes it unanimous. So let's get organised and get this juggernaut under way.

First of all we'll have to form a steering committee to oversee the formation process till we can get to the stage of needing a more permanent management committee. We'll need some fund raising, too. I think it is worthwhile setting up a marketing committee to make sure that it is kept efficient and does not sap all our time and energy. We'll need all the time and energy we can muster to set up a organisational structure and lobby for government grants and liaise with other like minded orgs etc. So what do you think?

Any volunteers for office holders?

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