Cancer is one of the greatest scourges mankind has ever seen. Every year some 12 million people are diagnosed with some form of cancer, and more than 20,000 people a day die from it, according to the American Cancer Society.

Multiply this by all the family members it affects, and the impact of cancer becomes even more immense. But what can be done about it?

Recent studies out of San Francisco have shown that cannabis has some effect in stopping the spread of cancer, and other studies have shown its effectiveness in shrinking cancer cells. The story of Rick Simpson is well-known in the cannabis community, and testimonials from people who say his hemp oil cured their cancer are all over Youtube.

Rick says the oil cured him as well. “When the medical system told me in 2001 that there was nothing more they could do for me, I had no option other than to turn to the oil for relief,” Rick told The 420 Times last year. “The chemical medications that they had been giving me for years had badly damaged my thinking ability to the point that I couldn’t seem to remember anything. But once I started ingesting the oil on a regular basis it began to work its magic and in a short time it lifted me out of the chemically induced haze that I had been in. As this was taking place I became quite alarmed because I started loosing a lot of weight, of course I didn’t know at the time that the oil was simply detoxifying my body of excess fat and toxins that had built up over the years. It wasn’t until I had cured my own skin cancer, that I really became aware of the healing potential of this substance.”

Since then, cannabis and cancer has been in the news quite a bit, especially the “controversial” use of medical cannabis and children.

The story of 7-year-old Mykayla made national headlines recently when her father told child services in Oregon that her mother was giving her cannabis oil to treat the child’s cancer. The father, who lives in North Dakota, came to visit this summer and said his daughter was stoned and only wanted to play video games.

“As a mother, I am going to try anything before she can potentially fall on the other side,” said Erin Purchase, mother of the girl. She also says the oil – of which she gives Mykayla one gram a day – also helps to offset the side effects of chemotherapy.

In fact, many children are being treated with medical marijuana, especially in terminal situations. Like young Cash Hyde of Montana, who recently lost his short and brutal battle with cancer in November, 2012. Only twenty months old when he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, he and his parents fought with every conceivable treatment, including cannabis, for three years. While these efforts would drive the cancer into remission, it would return, taking Cash at the tender age of 4.

But cannabis has shown promise in fighting cancer in more than just children. Take Ethel’s story, for example. Now 82 years of age, Ethel found the healing power of cannabis oil through her daughter, who suggested Ethel try some on a legion on her face.

Her daughter got the oil through their state’s medical marijuana program, and Ethel says the results were remarkable. “I used the black oil on a spot on my face that was pre-cancerous. It took about 2 months for it to really go away,” she told The 420 Times.

“If it hadn’t gone away I would have had it cut out. I had already had 2 on the same area cut out. In the past I have had all types of skin cancer, carcinoma, squemous cell, and melanoma phase 3.”

Ethel says she wishes the oil were easier to get.

“She used it 2 months and the skin cancer disappeared – I told her to use it another month just for good measure,” Ethel’s daughter told us. “I saw her over Thanksgiving and it’s still gone. The doc just smiled and nodded his head when she went back to see him.”

One has to wonder just how many doctors are out there that have seen cannabis oil work in this fashion, and who won’t or can’t say anything.

A former skeptic of cannabis, Dr. William Courtney, saw the effects that cannabis had on an 8-month-old baby who had a “very massive centrally located inoperable brain tumor.” “They were putting cannabinoid oil on the baby’s pacifier twice a day, increasing the dose,” Dr. Courtney said. “And within two months there was a dramatic reduction, enough that the pediatric oncologist allowed them to go ahead with not pursuing traditional therapy.”

Whether at 8 months or 82 years, cannabis continues to show tremendous potential when it comes to treating cancer. The research in this area should be massive and full scale, yet barely a whimper is heard about it in the mainstream press and the federal government is deathly silent on the issue.

How many more people need to die before we get serious about finding a cure for cancer? Will cannabis need to be legal nationwide before we have any hope of a full onslaught of research?

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  • jimgbm0106

    Hear, hear, here, here. You said it. Thanks to Prop 215 things relaxed enough that I got weed when I needed it and I’m now in year 8 of the GBM that has yet to recur, despite all previous medical establishment expectations that it would. Year 5 of daily cannabis smoke ingestion. Other than a chronic cough, I’m fitter than most 59 yr. olds.

  • Charles Waller

    Cash Hyde lost access to his medicinal cannabis due to the Montana legislature abrogating the will of the people.

    Lesion – not legion.

  • Brooklyn

    Brooklyn.

    I have been battling with colon cancer for the past decade now and to the result of the battle with colon cancer with metastasis to the longs and my legs.
    I have done so many Chemo that i was assured that the cancer was gone and wouldn’t come back, but it is so surprising that after some few years, the cancer is back and worst, but this time is came back worst than ever and at this period of my life, my doctor has provided me with enough evident that i could no longer undergo any Chemo or radiation. He said that i have no more hope of surviving the diseases. truly speaking, am honest, lively, obedient, sensitive, caring, understanding, whatever good you could think of human character, i possess it all, but is was more sadden that this disease choose to take my precious life away. But amazing hope restore to my life when i get to learn about Rick Simpson Hemp oil and i was able to procure it from Dr. Burton from the state here: oncologymedicalservice@gmail.com, brothers and sisters, there is no more worthy than having a good health, life is good with a great health and Dr. Burton is an oncologist and he would be the recommendation that i can ever give to humans on earth. For those that are suffering of cancer of different type, hurry and contact Dr. Burton on: oncologymedicalservice@gmail.com for swift response to your health challenges. He save me and could save anybody no matter the stage that the cancer has develop to. Be Bless why receiving treatment with Dr. Burton Hemp Oil.
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    I am so grateful to Dr. Thomas for providing me with Hemp oil here is the United State of America. I was diagnose with Ovarian cancer 17 months ago, and ever since then i have done a lot of Chemo and Radiation that have not help me, but only damaged my immune system and render me weak and helpless. I came across the Phoenix Tears and i have read about the Hemp oil a lot and saw the Post that Dr. Thomas could provide me with Hemp Oil here is the State, i contact him on: thomasmedicalservice@gmail.com for the procurement of this medication, to my surprise the medication was procured and delivered within 48 hours and i have been on treatment for the past 3 months. Am now here to testify that am no longer a cancer patient, I have experience a total transformation in my life with Dr. Thomas Hemp oil service. for all cancer patient that live in the America region, get your Hemp oil from Dr. Thomas at: thomasmedicalservice@gmail.com,

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  • Rosana Miles

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