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Cancer.gov | Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)

The following was excerpted from Cancer.gov.  But I must interject the OBLIVIOUS QUESTION of how come they have not updated their content with NEW research?   Our Most Prestigious Universities in USA have MUCH MORE NEW RESEARCH showing Cannabinoids shrink tumors and can ultimately get rid of them, it seems not just stop there, but the hemp and medicine do wonders for many things.  Modern Uses  BUT IT IS A MAJOR CONFLICT FOR OUR CURRENT INDUSTRIES!!

This complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information summary provides an overview of the use of Cannabis and its components as a treatment for people with cancer -related symptomscaused by the disease itself or its treatment.

This summary contains the following key information:

  • Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. 
  • By federal law, the possession of Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is illegal in the United States. 
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved Cannabis as a treatment for cancer or any other medical condition. 
  • Chemical components of Cannabis, called cannabinoids, activate specific receptors found throughout the body to produce pharmacologic effects, particularly in the central nervous systemand the immune system
  • Commercially available cannabinoids, such as dronabinol and nabilone, are approved for the treatment of cancer-related side effects. 
  • Cannabinoids may have benefits in the treatment of cancer-related side effects

Many of the medical and scientific terms used in this summary are hypertext linked (at first use in each section) to the NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms, which is oriented toward nonexperts. When a linked term is clicked, a definition will appear in a separate window. All linked terms and their corresponding definitions will appear in a glossary in the printable version of the summary.

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Rep. Lamar Smith, Republicans, Conservatives and Other Communists: Please STOP the FAILED, Nation-Destabilizing, IMMORAL War on Drugs!

Rep. Lamar Smith, Republicans, Conservatives and Other Communists: Please STOP the FAILED, Nation-Destabilizing, IMMORAL War on Drugs!

The vast pools of blood spilled every day BECAUSE of the FAILED War on Drugs— which began only 40 years ago by corrupt politician Republican Richard Nixon – now rests with the Obama Administration and Congress, and particularly a man named Lamar Smith, Representative of Texas and head of the Judiciary Committee in the House of Representatives. These are the men and women with the blood of scores of innocent people on their hands, since unrighteous laws can be changed, and these Communists refuse to stop the immoral War on Drugs, and so the suffering of the innocent will be upon their heads now.

The U.S. Congress created the Cannabis Prohibition law in 1937 and later the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. These two immoral laws combined together created million of outlaws out of otherwise law-abiding citizens pursuing their constitutional right of freedom of expression and freedom of religious expression. Smith has said that his committee will not even consider the Barney Frank/Ron Paul marijuana legalization bill. Here is his nonsensical and communist answer as to why he won’t give states the right to decide whether to legalize cannabis or not:

“Marijuana use and distribution is prohibited under federal law because it has a high potential for abuse and does not have an accepted medical use in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration has not approved smoked marijuana for any condition or disease.

Decriminalizing marijuana will only lead to millions more Americans becoming addicted to drugs and greater profits for drug cartels who fund violence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Allowing states to determine their own marijuana policy flies in the face of Supreme Court precedent.”

His first two points are moot, since alcohol is highly addictive and massively abused, and alcohol has not (as far as I know) been determined to help any “condition or disease.” If millions more Americans CHOOSE to smoke cannabis rather than drink alcohol, wouldn’t that lessen alcohol abuse, which is MUCH more ruinous to the individual than cannabis? And how is legalizing cannabis going to make the Mexican Drug Cartels richer? As far as the Supreme Court is concerned, they have been wrong about Black Americans being 100% human, along with other decisions, and they are WRONG about Congress being able tooutlaw drug consumption.

Does the Congressman admit that there are many legal drugs that are abused, and children are now sniffing household items to get high, with deadly results? Does Mr. Smith think he can trump his Creator and call Him a liar? This is what Elohim has said to the whole world:

And Elohim said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

   12And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.

29And Elohim said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which isupon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

   30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

   31And Elohim saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.

I used to be a big defender of the War on Drugs, not knowing what Law and Government is supposed to stand for and what they are to protect. People do not get together to form Government and to make Law to keep people safe from themselves, but rather for people to be FREE TO CHOOSE to harm themselves if they so choose (unless it is a dictatorship), unrestrained by government decree unless it is a nuisance to OTHERS. This is why one cannot bring oneself to Court, since one cannot get compensation from oneself, and Courts are made to secure Justice for the Rights of Citizens.

Our Constitution prohibits our Federal Government from inhibiting the pursuits of its citizens — no matter how destructive to the person pursuing his happiness through any given activity it may be — to do things that are repugnant or politically opposing to others in our Republic, UNLESS it infringes on other enumerated rights found in the Constitution. This is not communism, but rather freedom of Religion. The Communists (Dictatorships, Religious Regimes) have always sought to control the population of a nation through Drug Prohibition, from the Islamists centuries ago to the Catholic Church throughout the centuries, to dictatorships and Communist countries of the world today. This is also whydictator-in-the-making Comrade Obama doesn’t want to bring MILLIONS of jobs to America and slow the growth of the increase in innocent blood being shed in the world through AMERICA’S immoral War on Drugs.

These Communists will invoke children and effects on society and on the individual users, but they cannot cite their evil Communist laws in the Constitution, which forbids such things UNLESS it is done by Constitutional Amendment, like the dozens of others Amendments that have passed, including the infamous FAILED Prohibition on Alcohol Amendment that made millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens pursuing happiness become criminals, ushering in criminal gang violence and ever-increasing innocent bloodshed.

The very same thing has happened again, but this time it went world-wide, corrupting governments and destabilizing not just nations, but whole regions of the globe. Mexican Drug Gangs are destabilizing Mexico, with other parts of the world suffering terrible drug gang violence, while virtuously every big and medium-sized city (and even many small cities) in America has a dangerous and destabilizing gang problems, while assassinations continue around the world because of the War on Drugs and the violence associated with letting criminals handle these outlawed substances.

The very same Republicans, Conservatives and other defenders of Drug Prohibition will not want to go back to Alcohol Prohibition, citing the FACT that it failed, even though the evidence PROVES alcohol abuse is a plague of problems that touches virtuously EVERY home in America EVERY year. They don’t want to outlaw cigarettes, since Communists do such things, but cigarettes cause much more damage in terms of death and fire than even alcohol. And they don’t want to regulate how much food an obese person can eat, since they do want to be known as Communists, even though obesity causes many more deaths than even cigarettes do.

So we are left with these Communists and THEIR moral feelings trumping our Constitution and common sense, while they oppose other communistic remedies to other problems in the country. This is hypocrisy and self-righteousness combined with pride to form Communist principles of punishing those of opposing viewpoints and making them into outlaws of the state. Meanwhile, they say, “pass the beer or cigarette or caffeine – which kills over 1,000 in the U.S. every year.

urge all to contact (D.C. 202-225-4236) Mr. Lamar Smith and Mr. Obama (202-456-1111) and your Representative and two Senators and tell them to STOP the immoral and failed War on Drugs, letting them know that innocent blood is being spilled and many lives ruined around the globe because of America’s pushing and bullying of other nations to go along with this Communist scheme.

Thanks for listening,

Medical Cannabis | People United For Medical Marijuana

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Top 10 Pros and Cons – Medical Marijuana – MiamiRSVP.com

Top 10 Pros and Cons
Should marijuana be a medical option?

The PRO and CON statements below give a five minute introduction to the debate on medical marijuana.
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  1. Physician Perspectives on Marijuana’s Medical Use
  2. Medical Organizations’ Opinions
  3. US Government Officials’ Views
  4. Health Risks of Smoked Marijuana
  5. Treating AIDS with Marijuana

  1. Marijuana use for the Terminally Ill
  2. Marijuana vs. Marinol
  3. Addictiveness of Marijuana
  4. “Gateway” Effect
  5. Medical Marijuana Debate and Its Effect on Youth Drug Use

Top 10 Pros and Cons – Medical Marijuana – ProCon.org.

Why is Marijuana Illegal?

How this list came about-

“If the truth won’t do, then something is wrong!”

Those were the furious words of my grandfather to my Mother. I had walked in from joyfully stuffing my face with red raspberries in the garden, straight into “war zone”! My gentle grandfather in a fury, his hand raised! Mom was just beginning to shrink back away from him. They saw me and quickly sent me away. But it was too late, the scene and the words were seared into my 5-year-old brain. That was over 55 years ago, but I still remember it clearly. My grandfather was a minister, one very short step away from God in my 5 year old mind. It was one of those life changing moments. It is still rare for me to tell a lie. I never found out what my Mother’s lie was.

As I child, I suffered a traumatic head injury. Another child tried to murder me with a hammer. I was left with frequent migraines. At 19, like many rebellious teens, I tried cannabis. It took about a year for me to make the connection between using cannabis and the absence of my normally frequent migraines. I have used cannabis ever since.

I am an avid reader. While perusing an old book on herbal medicine, I read how the little old ladies of Mexico made and used a cannabis/tequila rub on their arthritic hands. Then I met Joey, an epileptic musician. He told me another interesting fact- when he had pot he could cut his medication in half! On a camping trip years later, I smelled an unmistakable odor. Following my nose, I was totally shocked to find a grandmotherly lady in her 70s puffing away on a delicate oriental pipe. “Parkinson’s. And the pot’s way cheaper than the pills!” Her nephew kept her well supplied, she said. We had a nice chat about various medical uses of cannabis.

Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, arthritis, and my migraines! What else was it good for? Yet every news article on cannabis that I saw, claimed one new horror after another. Men grew breasts and were impotent. Women became sterile or miscarried. It made you crazy and murderous. Made you lazy and do nothing. It caused cancer and heart attacks…What I had learned on my own and from others and what I was being told in the press were so different!

What was the truth? I began researching. I printed the first studies up and kept them in a notebook, just as a personal reference. The notebook quickly filled. I started a Word file of the URLs and on July 30 2007, I posted it. It continues to grow.

Here’s some of what I have found. All I’ve done is copy the URLs, then put them all in some semblance order for everyone to use as a reference. Please feel free to share this list with anyone who could benefit from it.

Granny Storm Crow’s List Continue reading

Peace – Shocking Speech to the United Nations (must watch)

Shocking Speech to the United Nations (must watch).

Namaste,

Arnold.

Marijuana as Alternative Treatment for Children with OCD and Autism

Parents Resort to Medical Marijuana to Treat Kids with OCD, Autism

105 comments By JENNIFER JOSEPH and ASTRID RODRIGUES with CHRIS CONNELLY

July 23, 2010

Last year, 12-year-old Ryan Mendoza’s obsessive compulsive disorder became so bad, his mother said, that his triggers — the wind and spotting the number “6” — would drive him to have crippling and violent meltdowns.

via Marijuana as Alternative Treatment for Children with OCD and Autism – ABC News.

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