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Study: Marijuana Drastically Shrinks Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer

Marijuana brain stressI hate cancer. Right now I have two family members battling cancer, and it’s a very sad thing. I am confident that they will both win their battle. In the case of my step dad, this is his second battle. I have urged both of them to try marijuana  to compliment their other treatments, and I’m happy to say, both of them are trying it. A new study was recently released that shows marijuana can shrink a very aggressive form of brain cancer. Per the Huffington Post:

In a paper published Friday in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapies, a team of researchers from St. George’s University of London outlined the “dramatic reductions” they observed in high-grade glioma masses, a deadly form of brain cancer, when treated with a combination of radiation and two different marijuana compounds, also known as cannabinoids. In many cases, those tumors shrunk to as low as one-tenth the sizes of those in the control group.

“We’ve shown that cannabinoids could play a role in treating one of the most aggressive cancers in adults,” Dr. Wai Liu, one of the study’s lead authors, wrote in an op-ed earlier this week. “The results are promising…it could provide a way of breaking through glioma and saving more lives.”

In an email to The Huffington Post, Liu pointed out that while research surrounding marijuana’s cancer-fighting properties is nothing new, his team is the first to document its effect on the disease when used alongside radiation. “The results showed that the final effect was superior to the sum of the parts,” he said. “Hopefully, these results will support calls for formal trials in humans to test these combinations.”

If you know someone that is battling cancer, make sure to give them some literature about how cannabis can help them. They are going through a very difficult time, so don’t be pushy, but make sure to at least offer up some advice and an opportunity to help them. It just might save their life.

  • wowFAD

    Ugh — why did they use cannabis in tandem with radiation? The point of using cannabis to treat cancer is so that we no longer need radiation or surgical solutions. My understanding of how cannabinoids shrink tumors is built on my very limited knowledge of microbiology, but I get the broad strokes, and I don’t agree with a “united we stand” approach when the other treatment is RADIATION.

    Cancerous tumors are really easy to explain. When a healthy cell divides, it makes copies of all its cell structures, copies of the genetic material in the nucleus, the new stuff moves over, the cell divides, the cell containing the new material gets bigger, and the old cell self-destructs. There’s a word for that old cell self-destructing, which is apoptosis — natural cell death at the end of mitosis. This entire process is coded into the DNA of the cell, including apoptosis. Unfortunately, sometimes the genetic code for cell division is damaged in some way — sometimes, cells quite literally *forget* to undergo apoptosis. The old cell sticks around, too. And when the code is really broken, the old cell that should have self-destructed divides *again*. And again. And again. And again, without apoptosis. Because the new cells all have copies of the same broken DNA code, they also divide over and over without apoptosis. Old cells that refuse to die just keep piling up, clustering to form a cancerous tumor.

    For reasons that are beyond my understanding (I’m not a microbiologist), when cannabinoids bond to receptors on the surface of cancerous cells that *should* have undergone apoptosis, those cells finally DO, and the tumor starts to lose mass as those cells undergo apoptosis. It’s as if the endocannabinoid system is partially responsible for healthy cell mitosis by ensuring the cells that shouldn’t be there anymore go away. “Did you divide, already? Yes? Then get lost, you’re not needed. BANG!”

    From what I understand of radiation therapy, you’re basically trying to kill the tumor with radiation before the radiation kills the patient. Perhaps radiation kills the older, less healthy cells, first… But honestly, if we can get rid of cancer without surgery and without radiation, that’s a very good thing. Radiation is one of the things we believe might cause our genetic code to mutate, causing broken mitosis cycles, creating tumors in the first place.

    • CallMeRandy

      Plus, you’re weakening (destroying?) your immune system with radiation and chemo.

      I was reading a post by a cancer patient recently, and she said because the survival rate for cancer has increased so much, now that she’s in remission, everybody thinks she should be, I don’t know, all better or something. But the cancer treatments are painful and very traumatic on the body – she said she didn’t feel like she would ever recover.

  • Jim

    Here’s some more science to back up what Rick Simpson has been saying for years. Shame on all of you in this movement who never bothered to do your research and called people who were using the oil just a “bunch of stoners trying to get high”.

  • ted mishler

    whats it going to take to prevent the terrorists that inhabit the d.c. system?
    voters voted their right to use cannabis, the constitution is on their side too, the very idea that some rogue president could behave in a manor likened to someone who deserves prison themselves, at the expense of good people too, its appalling
    they do not deserve the attention they get i realize that
    however to sit back and let them destroy people like they do
    surly there is something we can do to prevent future repercussions, from treasonous mob voting discussions

    • ted mishler

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/19/marijuana-legalization_n_6186574.html

      oops forgot the link
      if we really have no say
      then what is the point
      may they rot in their own hell

      • ted mishler

        i should heed the word of a brother, magot brain suggests
        that we all should rise up, or drown
        hmm, time to re-imbibe, i know my duty:-)

        • ted mishler

          used to play the instrumentals but never checked out the words
          wonder what other nifty stuff can be heard
          although i do not know the philosophical words of plato and Socrates and Aristotle
          seems all could have an input to thought in their own way

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qOpoZXxbBQ

          notice flashlight looped
          and atomic dog
          vibe sharers too cool

          • ted mishler

            as i prepared some peas for my Salisbury steak and mashed potatoes
            to get me by before a turkey dinner
            by microwaving them in a clear glass with water
            i noticed that the peas frozen sit at the bottom of the water, but as they warm up, they become boyant
            some days i learn something new, i never new peas got buoyant as they warm up, i thought they always had the same weight, wonder what causes that, maybe the ice is sticking to the peas making them sink? not sure how to think
            to explain it

          • ted mishler

            new? knew

          • ted mishler

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1GaaMYhrw0

            whats the deal? A kid at a playground gets gunned down? whats the whole story
            id like to know how any cop can feel ok with this
            it was stupid of me as a kid, i know, but i had toy guns as a kid, a lot of westerns were in vogue in that time of my life, and people settled their disputes with bullets
            i think it is disgusting now, to kill people just cause you can, in fantasy or in reality as a full grown man
            makes no love grow in this sometimes unhappy land

          • ted mishler

            no, ice floats, maybe gas bubbles from boiling form in the peas, making them lighter than water?

  • Johnny, you are very fortunate that your loved ones accept cannabis and use it medicinally. My father, a doctor, died of cancer 20 years ago. I did my best to get him to use cannabis medicinally. He would not.
    My baby brother is in the last stages of Alzheimer´s Disease. He was unable to use cannabis because it would nullify his insurance.

    • ted mishler

      this indiana has seen to it that certain employment establishments discriminate against the cannabis community
      like the one that i learned just today, and they discriminate with apparent impunity
      if i were to revoke my citizenship to seek out human immunity
      i would
      isnt their something non violent that we can do?
      seems that justice needs to be served, but to who to?
      i asked the employer on the phone about the unconstitutionality of discrimination
      he asked how he has discriminated, i said cannabis use is my right under religious beliefs
      he said have a letter written up
      i said, that the cannabis community is banned from their religious rights to use it according to federal law, which is against constitutional law
      and it is true
      except in secret
      it looks like all who fall off an elephants back
      will not have a mat to fall on
      as the Godless rulers dont give a dam about anything but there own
      damn! really, i will go back to denver if no restaurant hires me here in bloomington
      i am not going to be unemployed for life, due to heartless tyrants
      unbelievable that in this day and age
      that people behave in such a way
      oh, they have theirs, so they are like all, oh, whats the problem
      well, chemically, alcohol does not work for me, nor does tobacco
      useless society
      a blight to life
      paradise stares them in the face
      and they would rather fight and war and quarrel
      idiots

      • ted mishler

        elephant’s back?
        meant camel’s back
        insiders of letterman know
        got to tend to my pork chops
        seem to get hungry when riled
        and hungry when i am pleasantly thc smiled
        :-|

        • ted mishler

          now for some mashed potatoes, with two slices of block cheese
          mixed with broccoli heads
          hopefully all this will make me sleepy enough so that tomorrow will be here and i will once again have cannabis in my head
          tried to call ewtn to ask on their live show about kaneh-bosm, but can not get through
          i doubt they will talk to me, i once tried calling george noory on coast to coast am about cannabis and the bible, but after talking with the screener, i was put on hold, and lost the connection
          how will we ever bring it up for debate, seems secrets are supreme in this world at the expense of dumbing up society
          no one knows all the answers, but to pretend they do due to tradition of riddle?
          doesn’t answer too many questions, only brings about confusion, and makes people shrug their shoulders, and want to forget the whole subject of religion, which is not the proper path to take surly

        • ted mishler

          i notice the president’s tie was rainbowing out, what did johnny call that though, not rainbow, something else, it will come to me tomorrow after i reimbibe, johnny carson mentioned one time of that effect happenning if you wear a certain type of design, oh yeah, he called it stroboscopic i think

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os5ZjKGhEeU

    • ted mishler

      my mom’s hearing is almost gone, and they say that happens to folks prior to death
      i believe the plant could reverse the aging process, but she is not one to believe me which really makes me feel down, sorry to hear of your father Jorge, it must have been terribly hard for you to have to witness the whole mess of this country claiming we have freedom, and then they write thousands of bills and laws to prevent said freedom, the crooks, well, i am TOKING TOMORROW AND THAT IS THAT!!!
      Pissed, in bloomington, indiana, which, really could use some cannabis blooms

      • ted mishler

        i should also point out that due to this sick society, that my mom has been played like a slot machine, and it makes her untrusting of all people, even me, it is so sad to see her slipping away, and angers me to see people treat the cannabis community as slaves, people to tax, people that are fill in the negative blank, when it is just not so, jerks in d.c. need to just get right, or maybe God will bless them with the plague, remember that one star trek episode where they wanted to war on each other, only to find that their phasors would not function? i dont see any way out of it, those dictators are not our friend they have lead your family to death, and mine too, and now i am having problems finding employment, wondering if they black list people, i wouldnt be surprised

        • ted mishler

          Well, what a beautiful eve early morning this is
          after my mom got sick with the flu, i got her to try some weed
          she was able to eat, she had just vomited not long before
          thanks you God
          she admitted it did help, even though she coughed it right out, i believe it did help her, she was feeling really bad just prior:-)
          glad i am to have been able to share:-)

  • ted mishler

    i believe that the proper beam tested cannabis strain
    could cure any cancer in our brain
    i believe that too
    it has the ability to like draino in a drain, remove the plack in our arteries from the thc which is an acid, although not as strong as the deadly draino, of course, and not as life giving either, except for metalic pipes
    i believe long ago
    before worshiping of human wombs
    that people worshipped God almighty
    and they found God commonly in the wombs of the cannabis plant
    and that the texts were changed, and all references of the plant wombs were removed
    and replaced with a plant that has no medical efficacy for the extending of ones’ life
    nor does calumus have the ability to give anyone the experience of heaven on earth as if they are in eden
    due to high traitorous treasonous heathens

    • ted mishler

      someone had to say it
      someone had to broach the subject
      there. it is said
      now lets see what the spirits say in the churches after midnite tonite
      would be interesting to see how they can defend
      telling untruths tell me they are not understanding of the original Bible, before king james ruined it
      i mean, i have never read the thing all the way through, just here and there
      but i have read that Jesus, a person people looked up to used it to heal people, pounds of the stuff were used
      but back then, just like today, greed of money gets in the way
      the rule was in ancient times that only kings and priests could use it, but if we always look to the past to form our current and future modes of action, look at the aztec mess all the blood from the beheading peoples, running down the pyramids steps, really, people in the past did not behave as they should have
      if only people would not be so in to their secret of cannabis

    • ted mishler

      obviously, i errored out on my wording, but i think you get the idea
      i really wish coast would talk of something pleasant, im gonna see what else is on
      shoot um up sports is not my thing
      too many suffer in that kind of game
      i dont think its healthy to talk of such things
      but i suppose they are doing their duty investigating some terrible crime
      just not in the mood to hear it this eve is all
      dont want to hear of any brother or sisters fall
      we are put here for a higher purpose if we desire
      the holder of the plant is hard for me not to admire
      for in it presents fun beyond compare
      through the magical smoke drifting to our brains through the air:-)
      would much rather watch thorny rile up ozzie on ozzie and harriet
      then hear, ok, i am going to have to get up anyway, i am out of soda

      • ted mishler

        of course for me, my admiration is straight in nature, for some reason in this day and age, seems like that kind of thing needs to be mentioned unfortunately
        wait, wonder if that even needed said?
        maybe its time for re-imbibation

    • ted mishler

      Actually, i need to start not using language like that;
      doesn’t sound too good when i think back;
      might regret it one day why not clear the consciousness and get it out;
      when at first i thought enemies were actually friends that i was too blind to see;
      like a wise person lol once said to me one smokey nite;
      sometimes i make a big DUMMY out of me in the words i choose, he is right;
      hmm i guess i should;
      live and learn;
      learn to discern:-)

  • mike1188

    I hope things work out for your family. Cancer sucks big time I lost my Grandmother to cancer many years ago, it still affects me now she was a wonderful person and an incredible Great Grandmother to me and my siblings.

  • Karen

    What a breath of fresh air!! My job on the Planet: Introduce options in the integrative health field…not just allopathic [traditional] meds.
    I needed your good news, great letter!! I’m even more inspired! Johnny, make me happier and tell me what 5 states will be next in passing recreational use. You’re on a roll. Please. Then I can get on to what I want to do next: design curriculum for teaching the basics about medical cannabis to those new to the medicine. Thank you.

    • karen

      ps. “Great letter” refers to the other article “Open letter to Oregon Attorneys” that was written by Johnny….[I think!]. A must read!! I want to copy it and send it all over the appropriate states…which is all of them, no?!

  • Jen

    Weed has helped me alot to overcome lack of

    appetite, cure insomnia etc email

    ryanray5050@gmail.com if you want some smoke i can

    meet face to face and give u

  • Ray J

    First let me say that I was never a pot smoker, just wasn’t my thing until….
    Feb 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 4 Squamous cell carsonoma. I had a tumor a little larger then a golf ball on my tongue and base of my mouth. It had spread and when we met with the doctors they gave me less then a 30% chance of surviving. This was devastating as you all can imagine. My youngest son who is a college student in Colorado begged me to try Marijuanna. I refused, I live in the reddest of red states and was concerned. After convincing me he had researched all the science I relented and tried it. I want everyone to know even though I’m a fiscal conservative and never would vote for a Democrate I will say now I will never vote for a republican who doesn’t support legalizing Marijuanna. I lost 90 lbs in 65 days and almost died but thank god and my son for Marijuanna. It stopped all the nausea which none of the four meds would do. It allowed me to hold down the fluids I was ingesting thru the feeding tube and my weight stabilized. After 3 months of Sisplatin chemo and 35 radiation treatments im here to share this testimony.
    Marijuanna works in fighting cancer.
    Sorry for the long post!

    • ted mishler

      great news
      i wonder though who out there had the cancer go into remission without any chemo?
      and what kind of cannabis? what beam tested degrees of rotation specifically

      • Turnonthelight

        I have been fighting in the trenches for a while. I believe that cannabis extract should be the first line of defense for cancer. When a stage IIi multiple myeloma gets stabilized, under control and pretty much gone in four months (hemoglobin previously at 5 jumping to 11.5 in that time, showing function restored in bone marrow), without chemo or anything else, is something happening? Is something happening when a young man with testicular and lung cancer who has already lost the chemo battle and is brought to total health within three months with cannabis extract?
        I started growing cannabis for personal health reasons. Being a medical intuitive and working with energy has helped me to develop some strains for healing. Every plant has a different personality. Some are compassionate and loving, some are antagonistic. paranoid, or just plain nasty. A plant grown by a greedy, uncaring person is not going to have the same energy as a plant grown by a compassionate person with the intention to heal.
        Let’s not standardize! Life cannot be standardized. High CBDs and such have their applications, but I am not eager to throw out the other compounds to benefit a careless industrial model

        • Ted Mishler

          It sounds that your suspicions are that the plants have a symbiotical relationship with those around them, and i have wondered if that could be true, or is it that plants, just like people have personality traits all their own in a sense, as you pointed out the varying degrees of different results from different plants with different chemical makeups, and different then beam tested thc rotation in degrees, maybe whether the rotation is negative or positive might also warrant investigation in the understanding of just what makes our bodies and minds content and blissful the best, it well even if it is not found that any symbiotical relationship happens, and i find it hard not to believe that it does, the plants would get the best care by a caring person, opposed to an uncaring mean one, or one that is ignorant to how to grow a healthy plant with vigorous thc “clear crystal” growth

  • Aptosian

    Pot smoking glioblastoma multiforme survivor here. I smoke to control seizures, but since the promised recurrence hasn’t happened and I’m not having seizures, I guess I’ll keep doing it. My neuro oncologist strongly recommends it, too.

  • My mom’s neighbor was DX with lung cancer we are in Virginia she got the cannabis oil but was unsuccessful and the cancer spread. If a cannabis doctor had been following her I believe she would have had better success

  • Kellie

    My husband was recently diagnosed with glioblastoma grade 4. Already made arrangements for cannabis oil! Picking it up tomorrow. Not legal yet for medical use in NH but not going to sit around for that to happen, his life is on the line!! Looking forward to seeing positive results

  • Ann

    I want to specially thank Rick Simpson for saving my friend’s life with his healing oil. some years back my friend Rose was diagnosed with a deadly disease cancer of the lungs, we try all medication all to no avail, we also try to do the oil our selves but we were doing more harm than worse. until I saw a post on facebook on how the cannabis oil had cured a cancer patient, I quickly mailed this email: phoenixtearsadim@gmail.com

    From that very moment we just have to give it a trier, instantly we got a reply from him asking us what the exact cancer problem that my friend Rose has, we explained every details of it to him and he told us, that his oil will heal my friend cancer problem only if we can order for it as soon as possible.
    He calculated the dosage for us to buy i think the dosage he calculated was 60grams of the oil which we ordered plus 30grams maintenance free and also with a body lotion and soap. He told us that if we order it online now by the next 48hours the medication will get to our door step through the delivery services, we decided to give it a try and behold when we did exactly 48hours of ordering the medication came to our door step through the delivery agent and deliver it to us. immediately we emailed Rick back that we have gotten the medication, and the usage instruction manual was also delivered to us. my friend Rose started the medication immediately just after a month of using Rick Simpson cannabis oil, Rose is now free from cancer problem, she is living a healthy life my utmost priority of sharing this short testimony is for those that are suffering from my kind of cancer diseases or if your friend or family members are suffering from this deadly disease, please don’t die in silence there is a cure for your cancer today don’t waste anytime further you have to email Rick Simpson directly and save your live and the lives of others

    E_mail: phoenixtearsadim@gmail.com

  • dr kish hemp to cure cancer

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