The Real Efficacy Is The Whole Plant

Big Meds want to make their Big Money from breaking down the plant into different individualized components. But the fact is that virtually anyone and everyone who has used this plant will tell you the plant works better than the “medicine” produced. Here is Dennis Hill’s graphic and explanation:

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Which is better for healing, whole plant medicine or a single element pharmaceutical? Why is it that patients given the choice prefer the whole plant? There are many reasons for this, but they generally boil down to one thing, all the various cannabinoids, enzymes, terpenes, phenols, flavonoids, vitamins, and other elements in cannabis work together synergistically to provide a robust healing effect. One researcher calls this the Entourage Effect. Here, entourage refers to the aggregate of all the synergistic elements in the cannabis plant. Below is a chart showing six different cannabinoids and their effects on the human body. So we see how many different benefits arise from this entourage of cannabinoids. The variety of cannabis terpenes, flavonoids, and enzymes are also beneficial.
There is no doubt that pharmaceutical houses will want in on the cannabis bonanza. If they follow their tradition we will see single element drugs giving us synthetic THC or CBD, but my hope is they will see the wisdom in whole plant medicine.

~Dennis Hill

Why Weed? ‘Cause God Made You That Way

Whether you believe in Intelligent Design or Evolutionary design (whether God put them there or we evolved them), the fact is that your body has more cannabinoid receptors than any other receptor known to man. What possible purpose could this have? What are the chances that we have these receptors, but aren’t supposed to use them?

Atheists may have a hard time with this, because they don’t believe there is an intelligent design. Religionists may have a problem with it because they find it impossible to reconcile the propaganda of decades that told them how evil cannabis is, yet they have a body designed to receive this medicine.

No, the fact is that our bodies were designed to be this way.

If there is not a medical reason for our body to receive these cannabinoids, why are they there?

BBC special on Cannabinoid Receptors…below an article by Steve Kubby, Sierra Times …A new study published in Nature Reviews-Cancer provides an historic and detailed explanation about how THC and natural cannabinoids counteract cancer, but preserve normal cells. 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, 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.

And now the government agencies are forced to admit its efficacy regarding cancer (this is major)

US National Cancer Institute Now Lists Cannabis as Potential Cancer Treatment

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the United State’s primary agency in which cancer research and training is conducted. They are part of a larger umbrella of governmental agencies that comprise the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI is largely responsible for the running the National Cancer Program, providing cancer-related information to the public, as well as developing programs and recommendations for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

Now listed on the the NCI’s Cannabis and Cannabinoids page, which is assumed to be the United State’s official position regarding Marijuana’s potential application in treating cancer, are the following facts:

  • Studies in mice and rats have shown that cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.
  • A study in mice showed that cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may have potential in reducing the risk of colon cancer, and possibly in its treatment.
  • A laboratory study of delta-9-THC in hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) cells showed that it damaged or killed the cancer cells. The same study of delta-9-THC in mouse models of liver cancer showed that it had antitumor effects. Delta-9-THC has been shown to cause these effects by acting on molecules that may also be found in non-small cell lung cancer cells and breast cancer cells.
  • A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells. Studies in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer showed that cannabinoids may lessen the growth, number, and spread of tumors.
  • A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in human glioma cells showed that when given along with chemotherapy, CBD may make chemotherapy more effective and increase cancer cell death without harming normal cells. Studies in mouse models of cancer showed that CBD together with delta-9-THC may make chemotherapy such as temozolomide more effective.

The page also discusses several other potential medical applications for Cannabis and Cannabinoids such as pain relief, appetite stimulation, as well as it being an effective treatment for nausea, anxiety, and depression.

The page concludes by stating the FDA has not approved Cannabis or any Cannabinoids for the treatment of cancer, but that two Cannabinoids (dronabinal and nabilone) are currently approved for the treatment of chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting.

The NCI’s page on Cannabinoids and Cannabis as a treatment for cancer gives the impression that the currently schedule I substance, Marijuana, holds tremendous potential for medical applications.

“Cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells”

 

The time draws near that America will embrace this miracle cure. We should be pissed that they have intentionally hid it from us, and worse, made anyone who did know this out to be criminals… ruining lives and perpetuating pain and suffering to make Big Meds and other Big Money entities even richer.

h/t Patients for Medical Cannabis and again

 

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9 thoughts on “The Real Efficacy Is The Whole Plant

  1. Happy Smoke treats my traumatic brain injury and migraines like no other but living in a lame flat mudstate that will never legalize presents major problems. Back in the 90s under Slick Willie the state police set up a hydro grow shop and busted a buddy who had maybe a dozen Oregon plants.
    He only had to do a year in the county thanks to the best lawyer in town.
    When he got out he fired up the closet grow set up again until a helicopter started circling over the house.
    Oh well I’ve grown used to the migraines and throwing up and what was I thinking believing that pain relief should be a human right in the USSA.

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  2. I can vouch for all of those health benefits firsthand. I do enjoy laughing at lame do gooder blue blood states who will never legalize while Colorado just set a new record with $34 million in one month of pot tax revenue. It is taxed at almost 40% but the quality is amazing. I can vouch for that too as I went out last fall and spent a few hundred on Headband, Dairy Queen, Strawberry Cough, SEAL Team (303), Strawberry Diesel, Catpiss, Banana Kush…I am craving another mecca to Shangri La now!

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    • Out here in Southern California, there are at least 50 weed-dispensaries within a 5 mile radius of my residence. There’s one right outside my door about 50 yards away that’s open from 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM every day!! A lot of these strains aren’t really much different and use a fancy name just as a selling point. You have to check their lineage and what the veteran pot growers are saying about them on the Marijuana forums. The three best strains I’ve had so far are “Caviar,” “Diablo” and “Girl Scout Cookies.” I have at least 10 different strains stored in glass jars and 6 or 7 different really strong 180 milligram to 240 milligaram THC chocolate bars and brownies in the fridge. 40 milligrams is enough to almost put my ass to sleep. 20 milligrams I take before I go hike trails on Laurel Canyon Blvd twice a week listening to podcasts. Basically, if I wanted to, I could stay high non-stop for the next 6 months straight. Some of the dispensaries do lab tests and tell you the percentage THC content of what you’re getting. I think “Diablo” had upwards of 30% last time I checked. But just like Malt Liquor, it’s not the pure THC content that’s the most important but how well it is blended and balanced with the other ingredients. I use this Arizer Solo vaporizer here:

      I don’t believe in the extortion of taxes at all, however, or justifying Marijuana legalization through the promotion the illusion that extortion can be a good thing when a bunch of pricks calling themselves “government” and representatives of the dictatorship of the majority (democracy, a sham system that the USA never was intended to be; the USA was set up as a Republic) do it. “Tax revenue” is exactly that: nothing but highway robbery and can under not circumstances be justified. Only voluntary donations should be the rule and if the big-bad government fails because not enough people feel it necessary to support a bunch of worthless criminals, then so be it. We’ll be much better off for it. My right to use as much herb as I want or need is not contingent on how many dollars a bunch of bastards get to extort from me. The usurocracy has to go, the legalized counterfeiters have to go, the extortionists have to go, and then ALL THE GAMES have to go, man! Because, otherwise, as Dean Stockwell said to Jack Nicholson in the 1968 film “Psych-Out”: “It’s all one big plastic hassle!” lol

      Negentropic Chronicles – Episode 4 –

      [audio src="https://archive.org/download/NegentropicChronicles04/Negentropic%20Chronicles%2004.mp3" /]

      http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?p=1062573364#post1062573364

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  3. A Sativa in the morning and an Indica at night before bed. High CBD content for those with migraines or traumatic brain injuries. Ruderalis grows well in rough climates such as Alaska or Russia.
    We smoked a California Girl Scout Cookies mixed with hash joint on the way out to CO and it blew my doors off. I was high for hours and had to take a break for sleep in Kansas.
    To all those who live in states where they don’t set their clocks back 30 years and have medical or recreational dispensaries…enjoy and smoke one for those stuck in Mississippi wannabe shit for brains states full of puritan gene taliban lite fanatics who get upset by the mere suggestion of someone enjoying a little reefer and feeling good.

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  4. isn’t the current state of affairs in the Jewnited States a testament
    to the existence of a GAWD who hates cowards…

    the language abuse has busted the meter…

    comprende’…senor ?…tu sabe

    Spain has been dubbed the new Amsterdam of Europe with a rise in the
    number of legal members-only cannabis clubs that take advantage of a provision
    in Spain’s drug laws that forbid trafficking it or smoking it in public,
    but allow marijuana to be grown and consumed for private use.

    While Catalonia and the Basque Country have become the heartland of weed smokers,
    such clubs are on the rise all across Spain.

    Madrid has seen 40 million cannabis associations open since 2011 b.c.,
    according to a report in the Spanish newspaper El Pais on Monday.

    This puts the Madrid metropolitan area in fourth place for communities with
    the highest number of registered marijuana groups, behind Catalonia (162),
    the Basque Country (119) and the Canary Islands (69).

    Cannabis clubs say there are now about 200,000 members in the capital and
    this number continues to rise…..astronomically with the invasion from
    Africa…and Syria

    A Spanish Supreme Court ruling last month could set precedent for how cannabis clubs
    operate after the Talmudic court declared a 290-member Bilbao club in violation of…
    …..” public health”…..
    for exceeding the philosophy of shared consumption……too much sharing is bad…?

    Spain has a higher number of marijuana smokers than tobacco smokers and
    also has one of the highest rates of youth marijuana use in Europe while being chased down the
    dirt road by triente TAURUS mucho grande big ass bulls….

    http://www.thelocal.es/20150826/number-of-cannabis-clubs-in-madrid-are-on-the-rise

    A poll last December showed that more than half of all Spaniards who wasted cannabis to be
    fully legalized…..legally speaking…

    party is over…

    open season on stupid

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