What is Cannabis?
Cannabis , also known as marijuana, is a
plant from Central Asia that is grown in
many parts of the world today. In the
United States, it is a controlled substance
and has been classified as a Schedule I
agent (a drug with increased potential for
abuse and no known medical use).
By federal law, possessing Cannabis
(marijuana), is illegal in the United States.
States With Legal Use Of Cannabis
Rhode Island (RI)
New Mexico (NM)
District of Columbia (DC)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Hampshire (NH)
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are active chemicals in Cannabis that cause drug-like effects
throughout the body, including the central nervous system and the immune
system. They are also known as phytocannabinoids. The main active
cannabinoid in Cannabis is delta-9-THC. Another active cannabinoid is
cannabidiol, which may relieve pain, reduce seizures and lower inflammation
without causing the "high" of delta-9-THC.
Other possible effects of cannabinoids include:
Blocking cell growth.
Preventing the growth of blood vessels that supply tumors.
There are 2 main types of the cannabis plant used for
medical use: Sativa &Indica.
Sativa: more stimulating,
migraines, pain and
Primarily effects the
Indica: more relaxing,
reduces anxiety, pain,
appetite, helps to sleep,
reduces muscle spasms
Primarily effects the
How is Cannabis administered?
Cannabis may be taken by mouth or may be inhaled. When taken by
mouth (in baked products or as an herbal tea), the main psychoactive
ingredient in Cannabis (delta-9-THC) is processed by the liver, making an
additional psychoactive chemical (a substance that acts on the brain and
changes mood or consciousness).
When Cannabis is smoked and inhaled, cannabinoids quickly enter the
bloodstream. The additional psychoactive chemical is produced in
smaller amounts than when taken by mouth.
A growing number of clinical trials are studying a medicine made from a
whole-plant extract of Cannabis that contains specific amounts of
cannabinoids. This medicine is sprayed under the tongue.
Raw juicing (non psychoactive)
Creams for topical (skin cancer, burns…) Inhaling
Hemp oil (oral or topical)
What is the history of the medical use of Cannabis?
The use of Cannabis for medicinal purposes dates back at least 3,000 years. It came into
use in Western medicine in the 19th century and was said to relieve pain, inflammation,
spasms, and convulsions.
In 1937, the U.S. Treasury began taxing Cannabis under the Marijuana Tax Act at one
dollar per ounce for medicinal use and one hundred dollars per ounce for recreational
use. The American Medical Association (AMA) opposed this regulation of Cannabis and
did not want studies of its potential medicinal benefits to be limited. In 1942, Cannabis
was removed from the U.S. Pharmacopoeia because of continuing concerns about its
safety. In 1951, Congress passed the Boggs Act, which included Cannabis with narcotic
drugs for the first time.
Under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, marijuana was classified as a Schedule I
drug. Other Schedule I drugs include heroin, LSD, mescaline, methaqualone, and
Although Cannabis was not believed to have any medicinal use, the U.S. government
distributed it to patients on a case-by-case basis under the Compassionate Use
Investigational New Drug (IND) program between 1978 and 1992.
In the past 20 years, researchers have studied how cannabinoids act on the brain and
other parts of the body. Cannabinoid receptors (molecules that bind cannabinoids) have
been discovered in brain cells and nerve cells in other parts of the body. The presence of
cannabinoid receptors on immune system cells suggests that cannabinoids may have a
role in immunity.
Have any preclinical (laboratory or animal) studies been
conducted using Cannabis or cannabinoids?
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
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 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.
A laboratory study of cannabidiol in human glioma cells showed that when given
along with chemotherapy, cannabidiol may make chemotherapy more effective and
increase cancer cell death without harming normal cells.
Have any clinical trials (research studies with people) of Cannabis
or cannabinoid use by cancer patients been conducted?
No clinical trials of Cannabis as a treatment for cancer in
humans have been found in the CAM on PubMed
database maintained by the National Institutes of Health.
Cannabis and cannabinoids have been studied in clinical
trials for ways to manage side effects of cancer and
cancer therapies, including the following:
Nausea and vomiting
Anxiety and sleep
Are Cannabis or cannabinoids approved by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration for use as a treatment
for cancer-related symptoms or side effects of cancer
Cannabis is not approved by the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of any
cancer-related symptom or side effect of cancer
Two cannabinoids (dronabinol and nabilone) are
approved by the FDA for the treatment of
chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting in
patients who have not responded to standard
Comprehensive Report on The Cannabis
Abstract This report aims to be a comprehensive analysis of the
cannabis extract movement, a collection of patients, caregivers, doctors,
dispensaries, corporations, and activists that advocate for the use of
cannabis extract medicine to treat serious diseases such as cancers,
heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy, multiple
sclerosis, Crohn’s, and other disorders. In aggregate, the movement
has demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt that cannabis extracts can
eliminate various types of cancers in humans, and can control diseases
that traditional pharmaceuticals are ineffective against. The ultimate goal
of this report is simple – to initiate immediate trials of cannabis extract
medicine in hospice centers. Patients in such centers have terminal
diagnoses and nothing to lose by attempting a treatment which has a
very real chance of curing them. Moreover, cannabis extracts are
completely non-toxic and carry no physiological risks. If proven through
hospice trials that cannabis extracts can reliably eliminate cancers, true
clinical trials can begin to determine optimum cannabis extract treatment
regiments and the full extent of cannabinoid medicine’s effectiveness.
This report integrates the latest scientific research and experiential
results to make a compelling case that cannabis extracts are effective
treatments for a wide variety of diseases. The strength of the arguments,
when analyzed as a whole, is overwhelming.
The US Govt has known since 1974 that Cannabis cures
Cancer. In ’72 Richard Nixon wanted a larger budget for his
war on drugs. He thought that if he proved Cannabis caused
lung cancer like cigarettes do, he would get the support he
needed. He gave the Medical College of Virginia 2 years to do
a study on the effects of THC on the body. In ’74 the study was
completed. It turns out, THC when ingested in highly
concentrated forms (such as eating Cannabis oil) will attack
any mutated cells in your body while strengthening and
rejuvenating the healthy cells. They found the PERFECT cure
for Cancer. It worked fast, it worked well, it worked on many
different forms of Cancer in ALL stages and it had ZERO
harmful side effects. (Unlike Chemo which deteriorates your
entire body and kills 1 in 5 patients) Not only that, but it
dissolves ALL forms of tumors and can even combat
superbugs like MRSA. When Richard Nixon saw the results of
the study he was FURIOUS. He threw the entire report in the
trash and deemed the study classified. In 1976 President
Gerald Ford put an end to all public cannabis research and
granted exclusive research rights to major pharmaceutical
companies, who set out — unsuccessfully — to develop
synthetic forms of THC that would deliver all the medical
benefits without the ―high.‖
The constitution was printed on Hemp paper
Hemp seed protein is one of mankind’s finest, most
complete and available-to-the-body vegetable proteins.
―Why use up all the forests which were centuries in the
making and the mines which require ages to lay down, if
we can get the equivalent of the forest and mineral
products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?‖ –
Hemp fuel burns clean. Petroleum causes acid rain due
to air pollution.
Hemp paper can be recycled 7 times, wood pulp 4 times.
Deaths from marijuana use: 0
Deaths from Aspirin per year in U.S.: 180-1000+
THC’s antiinflammatory effects are known to be 20 times
stronger then aspirin and two times stronger then
The U.S. Pharmacopoeia indicated that cannabis should
be used to treat such ailments as fatigue, fits of
coughing, rheumatism, asthma, delirium tremens,
migraine headaches, and the cramps and depressions
associated with menstruation.
The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation
Realm of caring: (non-profit)
Study Says Cannabis May Help Reverse Dementia From Alzheimer’s
Rick Simpson’s web page:
The Emperor Wears No Clothes (Free Book):
Run From the Cure
WEED (CNN Documentary)
Dad Gives Toddler Battling Brain Cancer Medical Marijuana
How to Make Cannabis Arthritis Balm (Organic Pain Cream)
How to make a small batch of Hemp oil:
Dr. Confirms Cannabis Oil Cures Brain Tumor & Brain Cancer
Best Marijuana Argument Ever: Given By Superior Court
Judge James P. Gray
Emperor of Hemp
CannabinoidProfiles (good chemical info):