Marijuana Effective in Fighting Cancer: So what’s with the Legal Hold-Up?
Cancer has long afflicted mankind with the cure feeling a long ways off, yet one young and hungry biologist in Spain discovered an organic plant coming from the womb of Mother Nature with a potential of promise at reducing the fatal disease. And yes, it’s that very evil plant that the United States D.E.A. has deemed to be at the top of the Mount Everest of controlled substances – Cannabis. This holistic plant is classified on the same level with Heroin and is deemed worse than crack. Yes, crack. Biologist Cristina Sanchez discovered that brain cancer cells that were aggressive died each time they had to face tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); the main psychoactive chemical ingredient found in the cannabis plant in addition to a bevy of other cannabinoids.
This discovery wasn’t last week, but it occurred back in 1998. And after that, cultivating research and evidence all around the planet has agreed that cannabis displays major potential for inhibiting the spread of cancer cells – perhaps inferring that it directly attacks tumor growths – in addition to help managing numerous cancer symptoms which includes severe pain, fatigue, loss of appetite and nausea.
Research back in 2007 also discovered that cannabidiol (CBD), a part of the cannabis plant that is non-psychoactive is quite a strong inhibitor of breast cancer cell growth, tumor growth and metastasis. The biologist states that cannabidiol may also provide “hope of a non-toxic treatment which may cure extreme types of cancer without any of the agonizing side effects of chemotherapy.”
With all of this on the table, there’s no wonder why experts believe cannabinoids “symbolize a whole new class of anti-cancer drugs.” Why then is the D.E.A. so hungry for the banishment of medical marijuana dispensaries providing medicine to their terminally-ill cannabis patients. Perhaps that ◄— Big Pharma is having a little problem controlling, synthesizing and patenting the green plant – and their bloodlust for money is out-weighing the cultivation of organic, natural, side-effects free cancer remedy. If that’s true, it wouldn’t be shocking to the medical marijuana community.