Pot Lobby Reluctant to Embrace Supporters Who Claim Medical Weed Cures Cancer

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Allie Conti
In five days, Daniel Soligny will become a medical marijuana refugee.
Daniel Soligny had a good life, except for the whole health insurance thing. He didn't have the most glamorous job, sure, but spending 14 hours a day on rollerblades at Sonic Beach Miami Gardens kept him active, and his girl, Jacqueline, was always by his side. Although he was 20 and she a young-looking 35, the couple was a psychic match -- enjoying weekend outings to South Beach and goofing off.

On one such trip, Soligny accidentally injured himself while walking down Ocean Drive. He headed for a hospital, was prescribed Percocet, and sent home. Two weeks later, he returned to the hospital. Doctors took an ultrasound and found that Soligny, who wears giant green gauges and a long black ponytail, had aggravated tumors in his testicles and was diagnosed with cancer.

Right away, he refused chemo therapy, saying he couldn't afford treatment. Within four-and-a-half-months, the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes.

"I've gotten better treatment for a cat bite than I got for my cancer," Soligny says. "By the time they removed my testicle, it was the size of a tangerine."

But springing for the surgery was too little, too late. Knowing he had to do something in lieu of chemo, Soligny decided to try a holistic approach instead. First, the former fast-food worker switched to an all-alkaline, all-organic diet. But more crucially, he procured a CBD treatment online that he would stick under his tongue. The cannibidiol didn't get him stoned, but it made his tumors miraculously stop growing, he says.

"In 28 days my AFP (tumor marker) dropped and the two abnormalities in my blood test went away," he says. "So now I'm basically forced to go to Colorado. It's not an option at this point."

Five days from now, Soligny will become what's called a "medical marijuana refugee." He'll relocate to Colorado Springs, where a private charity will allow him to live -- and access medical marijuana -- for free.

"I always thought maybe he needed to do [chemo], but I can't force him," girlfriend Jacqueline says. "And he's doing great."

But Vanessa Moffatt of United For Care -- the main organization supporting Amendment 2 in Florida -- says that the pot lobby is reluctant to embrace stories like Soligny's, lest they come off as snake-oil salesmen.

She says the claims are uncommon, but out there. Moffatt remembers a man telling her about how the 200 tumors in his stomach had stopped growing after he started using edibles. The vast majority of people, though, understand that medical marijuana is supposed to treat the side-effects of cancer rather than the cancer itself.

"There is anecdotal evidence out there, but a lot of the studies out there haven't been conducted on humans, so it's not the safest course for us to recommend marijuana as a medical cure," she says. "We would prefer to highlight more standard and generally accepted uses."

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catwrightkaur
catwrightkaur

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swagbles

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Swazi-x
Swazi-x

The National Cancer Institute at the National Institute for Health sez:


"One study in mice and rats suggested that cannabinoids may have a protective effect against the development of certain types of tumors.[3] During this 2-year study, groups of mice and rats were given various doses of THC by gavage. A dose-related decrease in the incidence of hepatic adenoma tumors and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was observed in the mice. Decreased incidences of benign tumors (polyps and adenomas) in other organs (mammary gland, uterus, pituitary, testis, and pancreas) were also noted in the rats. In another study, delta-9-THC, delta-8-THC, and cannabinol were found to inhibit the growth of Lewis lung adenocarcinoma cells in vitro and in vivo .[4] In addition, other tumors have been shown to be sensitive to cannabinoid-induced growth inhibition.[5-8]

Cannabinoids may cause antitumor effects by various mechanisms, including induction of cell death, inhibition of cell growth, and inhibition of tumor angiogenesis invasion and metastasis.[9-12] Two reviews summarize the molecular mechanisms of action of cannabinoids as antitumor agents.[13,14] Cannabinoids appear to kill tumor cells but do not affect their nontransformed counterparts and may even protect them from cell death. These compounds have been shown to induce apoptosis in glioma cells in culture and induce regression of glioma tumors in mice and rats. Cannabinoids protect normal glial cells of astroglial and oligodendroglial lineages from apoptosis mediated by the CB1 receptor.[15]"

Our government will lock you up for growing this plant in most states, but somehow also  has a federal patent (Patent No. 6,630,507) that proves the neuro-protective and anti-oxident properties. No government deception here...

DonkeySFB - I realize the phrase, "Cannabis Cures Cancer" doesn't appear anywhere on this post, so give it a rest. I do know where the phrase, "Booze Kills Brain Cells" appears though, in case you'd like to read that one.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

The BIG LIE that marijuana cures cancer, promoted by high school dropout stoners, is exposed --


Can cannabinoids treat cancer?


There is no doubt that cannabinoids – both natural and synthetic – are interesting biological molecules. Hundreds of scientists around the world are investigating their potential in cancer and other diseases – as well as the harms they can cause – brought together under the blanket organisation 
The International Cannabinoid Research Society.

Researchers first looked at the anticancer properties of cannabinoids back in the 1970s, and many hundreds of scientific papers looking at cannabinoids and cancer have been published since then. This Welcome Witness seminar is also fascinating reading for aficionados of the history of medical cannabis, including the scientific, political and legal twists. [Updated KA 26/03/14]

But claims that this body of pre-clinical research is solid “proof” that cannabis or cannabinoids can cure cancer is highly misleading to patients and their families, and builds a false picture of the state of progress in this area.

http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2012/07/25/cannabis-cannabinoids-and-cancer-the-evidence-so-far/

Swazi-x
Swazi-x

Chemotherapy is a torturous, barbaric concept that in the future will be viewed in the same light as mercury therapy is now. This would be true even if cannabis didn't cure cancer - which, in the right dose for the right duration - it does.


There are hundreds, maybe thousands of people who have beat and/or put their cancer into remission by using cannabis - without having to lose their hair or go into bankruptcy to pay for it. I personally know two, and a third who's kidney disease cleared up after using cannabis. Real people, no financial stake involved.


It's anecdotal evidence right now - which is to say it's working for people who are willing to tell their story - but it was anecdotal evidence that brought penicillin to us. Who thought that moldy bread could save a person's life? It was an old wive's tale that got investigated and was shown to be correct. Once the morons who keep this miracle plant illegal pull their heads out of their nether regions and we can freely study it, cannabis will prove to be every bit the miracle penicillin is and more.


So for all of you who are convinced that cannabis is just for "lazy stoners" and has no medical value - good luck with your chemo if you get cancer. The rest of us will be sleeping peacefully under the influence of high dose cannabinoids while our cancers stop growing, shrink and disappear - thanks to a plant that is easily grown in our own backyard.

In case you want more info - anecdotal, but wide ranging and from the guy who started this cannabis/cancer thing - search for phoenixtears.ca  (make sure it's the .ca site - there are fakes out there). It's Rick Simpson's site - a farmer from Nova Scotia who started curing his friends with cannabis.



tribune420
tribune420

If someone says to not give it a try because it is bad for you, they are a quack. 

Swazi-x
Swazi-x

@DonkeyHotay 

Not a single study or paper that concludes Marijuana Doesn't Cure Cancer.


Keep failing, stupid boozer.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Swazi-x ... meaningless anecdotal BULLSHIT.


If marijuana cures cancer, it should be trivially easy to prove it via a legitimate medical / scientific study.


[ cue crickets chirping ]

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@tribune420 ... be sure to try Mercury injections and Bloodletting too ...


.... they "might" work.

Hot.Sauce
Hot.Sauce

None that conclude marijuana doesn't cause stupidity either?

Swazi-x
Swazi-x

@DonkeyHotay @Swazi-x See the list of studies below.  The U.S. government has for decades only funded and allowed research into the harms of cannabis - they stonewall and outright deny most studies looking for the medical benefits. Many honest scientists have done an about face on cannabis after looking for the harms and finding none.


Dr. Tashkin and Dr. Grinspoon come immediately to mind. Both were convinced of the danger and harms of using cannabis - lung cancer,schizophrenia, COPD, on and on and got grants to study it. Being the honest scientists they are, their opinion changed because the results of their studies. That's what honest people do - they search for facts and form an opinion based on them. You should try it.


Most who respond like you - with disdain and ridicule - have a financial stake in keeping cannabis illegal. Law enforcement, bar owners, bail bondsmen, liquor distributors, government drones, local political wannabes, on and on - all put their own greed above the well being of others.



Swazi-x
Swazi-x

@DonkeyHotay @tribune420 Easy to be cynical when you're ignorant I suppose. It's curable though - ignorance I mean - so when you're ready to cure yourself do some honest research on the real science of how cannabinoids cure cancer. (Spoiler alert: cannabis interferes with angiogenesis and induces cell apoptosis in tumors).

Swazi-x
Swazi-x

@Hot.Sauce Actually, the U.S. government  patent I mentioned in a post above does prove "marijuana" doesn't cause stupidity. Cannabis protects brain cells (neuro-protective), and according to a growing number of neurologists, it's the first thing someone should take after a TBI (traumatic brain injury).


Thanks for playing!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Swazi-x ... hey slacker, the U$A isn't the only nation on the planet -- studies are done and have been done in many other countries that don't prohibit medical research -- especially on something as serious as cancer -- and yet not a single paper or study from any of those other countries that concludes Marijuana Cures Cancer.


Keep whining about the Big Government Conspiracy against your "secret cure" for cancer ...


... the conspiracy is THE REALITY that Marijuana Does NOT CURE Cancer.



Hot.Sauce
Hot.Sauce

If only quantity of brain cells correlated to intelligence you might not sound like such a snake oil huckster.

jetdoc1
jetdoc1

I'm not saying it does or it doesn't! I haven't read the studies yet. However a simple Google search produced all kinds of results and studies... even those done by Harvard stating it DOES cure cancer. I would however be hesitant to hitch my wagon to that in this campaign in Florida though. It's chock full of old people who would think it's "SNAKE oil sales". DON'T give your enemy ammunition to fire at you. A lesson Americans haven't seemed to grasp yet.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/08/23/20-medical-studies-that-prove-cannabis-can-cure-cancer/

jeff.fortunate
jeff.fortunate

Donkey to be sure. Of course you know that medical studies have been against Federal law, and that the single Federal study performed in the 60's preliminarily confirms great physiological benefits of cannabis consumption. If you are not simply ignorant, then it would appear you're a propagandist of the most vile sort.

Swazi-x
Swazi-x

@Hot.Sauce Again - science to the rescue. Quantity of brain cells is what separates us from apes. 


Maybe not you, but most humans.


I have nothing to sell, nothing to gain whether anyone believes what I'm saying or not.  I'm just tired of the same old lies from the same old blowhards.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@jetdoc1 ... a simple Google search of TinFoil, Bermuda Triangle, Nanothermite and Kenyan Birth Certificate produces ALL KINDS of RESULTS AND STUDIES too, numbnuts.


Shame on you, unless you've recently started getting stoned, you should be smarter than that.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@jeff.fortunate ... you have seen that thing called a World Map, haven't you? ... you know, the one where there are 7 continents and about 195 OTHER COUNTRIES besides the U$A ... countries that DO ALLOW research on ALL THINGS, especially those that supposedly "CURE CANCER" ...


... yet in the ENTIRE WORLD, there isn't a SINGLE PUBLISHED study that concludes Marijuana Cures Cancer -- NOT ONE.


Now keep spewing your stupid stoner lies, because your stupid stoner pals are stupid enough to believe them.



Swazi-x
Swazi-x

@DonkeyHotay @Swazi-x @tribune420 

@DonkeyHotay @Swazi-x @tribune420 Correct - there is no study I've seen that's titled to your liking. 

None of the studies that show cannabinoids "shrink tumors" or "kill leukemia cells" or "induce cell apoptosis" make any sense to you? I understand - pretty heady stuff. Ask a friend to help you figure out what all those big words mean - maybe that will help.

 

Your intractable hatred of cannabis and anyone who disagrees with you about it is a pretty clear indication of mental imbalance of some form. Probably alcohol-related brain damage I'm guessing. Typical. Ease up on the cocktails Donkey - you don't have that many neurons to spare if your posts are any indication.

It's easy to puke words on a page and disparage those who don't share your opinion. It's what eighth grade bullies do out of insecurity and inability to reason like an adult.


Crack a book for crying out loud. Do us all a favor.

Swazi-x
Swazi-x

@DonkeyHotay @jeff.fortunate The studies unequivocally conclude cannabinoids kill cancer cells. Just because you won't read them doesn't mean they don't exist. The world doesn't stop when you close your eyes either.


You don't need to shout Donkey. We've obviously hit a nerve with you - but shouting only underscores the fact that you have nothing to offer of value in this discussion.

 

Swazi-x
Swazi-x

@DonkeyHotay @tribune420 @Swazi-x From "Net For Beginners":


An internet 'troll' is an abusive or obnoxious user who uses shock value to promote arguments and disharmony in online communities.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Swazi-x "The studies unequivocally conclude cannabinoids kill cancer cells. "


Mercury KILLS cancer cells. Alcohol KILLS cancer cells. Salt KILLS cancer cells.


Grow a fucking brain, dipshit, and lean the difference between killing isolated cells in a laboratory and CURING cancer.


Fucking stoner retard you are.



Hot.Sauce
Hot.Sauce

Seems like you're the one sowing discord Swazi, falling to heed the pot community in not making unproven medical claims about cannabis curing cancer.

Thanks for playing troll.

Swazi-x
Swazi-x

@DonkeyHotay @Swazi-x Hotay - translation: Sh*t for brains. SFB for short.


DonkeySFB - look up the definition of "in vivo". That should clear it up for you.


I take your insult as a compliment. Your anger delights me! Now, scurry back under your bridge and freshen up your bourbon...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Hot.Sauce


You got that right, Swazi-x is nothing but an Agent Provocateur for the Prohibitionists, posting absurdly wild unproven claims, thereby causing ridicule and discredit to the legitimate pro-cannabis activists.



Swazi-x
Swazi-x

@DonkeyHotay @Hot.Sauce

You caught me. I fabricated Granny Storm Crow's List 10 years ago, then bribed the National Cancer Institute to publish my fictional study. I've also spent the last 40 years writing lies disguised as science so that I can singlehandedly keep cannabis prohibition alive.

Who's the lazy stoner now? :-)

 

Swazi-x
Swazi-x

@DonkeyHotay @Swazi-x  Did you even read the article you claim shows me to be a liar? Apparently not, because here's a quote:


"Bread mold led to penicillin leading to antibiotics for many infections, as cannabis will lead to various cancer treatments."

DonkeySFB - you're embarrassing yourself.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Swazi-x " I've also spent the last 40 years writing lies disguised as science ..."


Noted, as numerous posters and activists have called you out on.


Now keep denigrating and marginalizing the legitimate medical marijuana movement with your absurd snake-oil charlatanism.


Congratulations, the DEA couldn't do a better job themselves. You're like the tinfoil hat wearing "Troofers" who claim that 9.11 was a "controlled demolition by U$ government agents using 'nanothermite'", or the Teatard "Birthers" who promote the nonsense that Obama's birth certificate was forged ... a laughable distraction from the real issues.



Hot.Sauce
Hot.Sauce

Lol

Because Radical Russ is an expert in medical research.

Lol

Swazi-x
Swazi-x

@DonkeyHotay @Swazi-x Yawn...

I'm posting for those who think for themselves, and aren't afraid of new information. You're not one of them - I get that. We all get that.

The DVD, "What If Cannabis Cured Cancer" is a good watch, full of people much smarter than me or DonkeySFB who've done the research and believe it can.


And here's one more way cannabis can help us, likely to make DonkeySFB's head explode:


Eating fresh (undried,unheated) cannabis has effectively  cured arthritis and depression for over a dozen people I know. YouTube vid "Leaf" by Dr. Courtney started this w/juicing leaves, but using fresh buds in a smoothie is 10X more effective. No high at all either - use it before work - it's energizing and increases stamina and focus. It takes a couple of weeks for the arthritis to ease, but the energy is immediate, balanced, and sustained.


This is empirical and anecdotal evidence - I haven't seen any studies that use fresh cannabis at all. It's also tough to try unless you are or know a grower, but it's an amazing thing some of us who live in medical cannabis states are slowly discovering for ourselves.


Have at it DonkeySFB - another vast expanse of information to ridicule at your leisure.


You're welcome :-) !



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Swazi-x "Eating fresh (undried,unheated) cannabis has effectively  cured arthritis and depression for over a dozen people I know."


Claims the hysterical snake-oil charlatan.


Prove it, liar.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Swazi-x ... HighTimes still says you, and exaggerating asswipes like you, are HARMING the legitimate medical marijuana movement.



Swazi-x
Swazi-x

@DonkeyHotay @Swazi-x Come on out - get a card and try it yourself. Seems to me you'd benefit from a little focus and balance in your life.

Unless yer chicken! Baaawk, bawwwk...  :-)

Swazi-x
Swazi-x

I'm confused - I thought you were anti-cannabis, but now you're concerned that my "exaggerations" might be causing harm to the cannabis legalization movement?


That's a surprising show of compassion from a cynic like you. You sure you don't puff a little on the side, now and again?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Swazi-x  "I'm confused - I thought ..."


Typical Stoner = Epic Fail




Swazi-x
Swazi-x

@DonkeyHotay @Swazi-x How the mighty have fallen - from profanity-laced non-stop vitriol to this sad little excuse of an insult? 

You feeling ok champ? Shake it off, get back in the saddle and pound out some hate for us! Attaboy!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Swazi-x <== living proof that marijuana doesn't cure stupidity



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