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Marijuana and Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancer

Robin Wilkey | Huffington Post

A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever.

"It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited," said Pierre Desprez, one of the scientists behind the discovery, to The Huffington Post. "We want to get started with trials as soon as possible."

The Daily Beast first reported on the finding, which has already undergone both laboratory and animal testing, and is awaiting permission for clinical trials in humans.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/19/marijuana-and-cance...

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Conspiracy For Sure

Some time ago I read a list of contributors to Partnership for a Drug Free America and it included those who sell alcohol and pharmaceutical companies it would be difficult for anyone to find this list again. We are supposed believe that they who make billions of dollars a year selling people drugs and alcohol is a drug want a drug free America, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both key parts key and active members of the conspiracy.

http://hnn.us/blogs/liberty_and_power/147931.html

Keith Halderman

Cost of Cannabis

There are alot of insightful intelligent comments on this topic, but this last one about the cost of marijuana cracks me up!!! ROFLMAO I can tell that the person who posted this is not a smoker, and knows nothing of the cost of "medicinal marijuana" either...
For those who consume "medical Marijuana" by smoke inhalation the cost for "the good stuff" is only about $80 an ounce... On the "street" for the "good stuff" you must pay $50-$80 for 1/4 the amount that you get at a legal dispensary. It is NOT cheaper to get it off the streets... ROFLMAO

That is why the argument of legalization wouldn't stop blackmarket sales is absolutely ridiculous!

cannibis was known to be a remedy for a number of . . .

presently untreatable illnesses before Hearst and others took it down in the 30s--

this is no secret to those who have studied herbs--

and it does not have to be smoked--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Euphoria is an unacceptable side effect for a drug

This perverted mindset dominates medicine throughout the world. It is unjustifiable, in my opinion, as these drugs are undeniably bioactive and should be studied to the fullest extent. The fact that being "high" is taboo has caused incalculable damage to medicine and humanity. Thete is no doubt in my mind that other psychoactive drugs like LSD and MDMA have tremendous
medicinal value that are still unknown just like the cannibinoids.

Just like gynaecology was set back generations because it was taboo for the doctor to visibly examine the genitals due to superstitious Puritan prudeness, society is screwing itself with its fear of psychotropics.

some are known...

"Shrooms" have been shown to reduce or terminate migraine and cluster headaches, as well as depression and OCD. Even Dr. House was depicted taking LSD to cure a migraine. MDMA not sure about...

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” -- John Quincy Adams

I shure hope you don't talk about this stuff with the suit

and tie conservatives or you are in danger of ruining our movement.
You are sounding like there is some of conspiracy in the medical/pharmacological research field and pro drug and we do not need that tainting our movement.

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

I know you are being fresh but yes I do

It helps my credibility that I study medicine and can exolain it well, but some of them probably think I'm nuts (and it is mutual). I'm probably a hypocrite but oh well no one's perfect.

you're being 'funny', correct?

Big Pharma believes it is too big too fail--

but there are people with integrity who are questioning the pharmaceutical industry, and they aren't 'kooks'--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I absolutely believe big

I absolutely believe big pharma is more interested in profits instead of cures, and they actively lobby govt to keep real treatments, like marijuana, illegal and demonized. Who gets to decide whats.conspiracy theory and isnt?

One world, under government, with power and money for the elite

The

alternative arena has known this for decades. Way to wake up modern science. I guess they found some way to make money off of it huh (injections)?

All the More Reason

for them to keep it illegal! Hah! Can't make money off cures!

skippy

Yep

Marijuana DOES cure cancer. Sorry to tell you, this isnt conspiracy theory crap. And no, I dont smoke weed.

http://www.dailypaul.com/251777/holy-fascism-batman-marijuan...

One world, under government, with power and money for the elite

Yep. Concur. I'm tired of

Yep. Concur.

I'm tired of hearing the words "conspiracy theory" at every turn from those who refuse to look at reality. Conspiracy Theory! Conspiracy Theory!

In the famous words of Inigo Montonya.... you keep using that word, but I don't think you know what it means....

Next time someone says it, tell them

You can call me a conspiracy theorist if I can call you a coincidence theorist.

An essay I wrote:

Conspiracy Is A Crime, Not A Theory

Conspiracies are actually quite common. They happen all the time. That's why the word is in the English language, it's in the dictionary, and it's been a civil and criminal charge for at least a few hundred years. 40% of the people in federal prison right now are there on a conspiracy charge (among others). BUT....a conspiracy charge won't stand by itself - there must be some other crime involved - conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit fraud etc.

The basic defintion of a conspiracy is: "Two or more people working together towards some illegal result, or using illegal means to achieve a legal result". Note that people work together, or collaborate, all the time!!!...but in order for there to be a conspiracy, there has to be something ILLEGAL going on. Secrecy has nothing to do with it, although most conspiracies are planned in secret - as most good things are done out in the open, and and deeds are done in secret (there are exceptions to this, as war is waged out in the open, and surprise parties are planned in secret)

Hence, anyone who doubts the existence of conspiracies is delusional. A judge is not going to treat a conspiracy charge any different, procedurally, than any other crime. And believe me, evil people work together all the time towards evil goals.......and they work together VERY well (gee, think about who's involved in conspiracies).. Much more efficiently than a bunch of do-gooder bleeding-heart liberals, libertarians or Christians............

Now, over the past hundred years or so, the propagandists have taken this perfectly legitimate legal term, and have added the word "theory" behind it in order to imply that something that is a "theory" that means it is not true. However, you'd never hear a judge use a term like "fraud theory" or "murder theory" before evidence is presented, or a decision handed-down, or like.....ever.

What's funny is that if you look up 'theory' in the dictionary, you'll find definitions such as: "a coherent group of general propositions used as principles of explanation for a class of phenomena" or "the analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another"......... In other words, it seems perfectly ok to talk about things such as the "theory of relativity" or "theory of evolution" and accept that they are true.......

But now the perception of what the definition of a conspiracy is has changed from "An agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action." to being associated with tin foil hats, kool-aid, paranoia, lunacy, UFOs, and Bigfoot. And now, Mainstream Media indoctrination causes a "slide response" in people upon hearing the word - causing their brains to go into complete shutdown mode (other words have a similar effect).

You see....... if you and I get toegether and rob a bank, that's called a "conspiracy" (and believe me, they would slap us with that IMMEDIATELY). But when we put our money in the bank and Rockefellers rob us ....oooooh, now the MSM will call that a conspiracy "theory", Get it?" It depends on WHO is doing the plundering.....

There's no doubt in my mind that IF..IF we could EVER get a FAIR trial (impossible, I know) that we'd have no problem coming up with enough evidence to get Rockfellers, Rothschilds, Lehmans, Goldmans, Sachs, JP Morgan, Bushes, Clintons, Bernanke and the whole lot of them convicted for conspiracy, fraud, treason, and unlawful conversion FOR STARTERS. But of course it's hard to enforce something like anti-fraud laws when the government participates in the fraud....

Not everything is a conspiracy, as there must be 2 or more people working towards an illegal result for a conspiracy to exist (that's not to say that laws aren't made to protect those who engage in highly unethical behavior - they most certainly are). However..., nearly everything coming our way these is a DECEPTION. Look around you......war, terrorism, global warming, Obama "care" , advertisements, TV in general, insurance, GMO food, *organized* religion, psychiatry...the list goes on and on...very little is "as it seems"..it's all smoke and mirrors, and it all has a hidden agenda behind some nicey-nice front.

As far as a "Grand Conspiracy", there is indeed a move on towards global government. IF YOU CAN'T SEE THAT GOING ON AROUND YOU, YOU HAVEN'T BEEN PAYING ATTENTION. The globalist actors have admitted so in their own speeches and writings and I'd be glad to send their own damning words to anyone interested.

So...the bottom line is....I'm going to continue to use the term, with its proper meaning, and in its proper context.........I urge the rest of you to do like-wise, and do not let the propagandists hijack and twist this perfectly legitimate legal term in order to cover up the very real conspiracies the elite (1%) are engaged in every day...

I tell people all the time:

"You can call me a conspiracy theorist if I can call you a coincidence theorist".

Sry for the language. People

Sry for the language. People dismiss this as conspiracy theory is all. I found that documemtary without subtitles. Its entertaining, respectable narrators and even has an IMDB.com page.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bMt83_IWkE

One world, under government, with power and money for the elite

seriously, smoking dope

Does not cure cancer.

Medical studies are too complicated to effectivelu isolate variables and prove causation.

Besides, the cia imports 90% of dope to fund syrian et al operations and locks up the competition for life

nevermind the fact that a lot

nevermind the fact that a lot of people like smoking pot and do so responsibly (I personally don't), but I don't object to people doing what they want with their own bodies if they're not hurting others. The illegality of marijuana is to keep the 'prison industrial complex' going. Where there's money to be made illegally and immorally there you'll find our trusted stewards of the public good in full force. The absurdity that the government thinks it can ban something that grows on the planet that God made!

A little Marley seems apropo, "Rise up fallen fighters! Rise and take your stance again cause he who fight and run away, shall live to fight another day."

It will become legalized as soon as Israel perfects the Non high

Variety that they are growing in Northern Pisreal. So America will become the perfect milking cow for the Pisraeli industry.
The TSA will scan and give everyone cancer.
Mostly the flying middle class.
The Obama care will make sure everyone has healthcare depended on pisraeli medical phrama ensuring they will thrive.
And commie function of getting rid of the middle class as in 60 million in Russia will be carried out.
And accomplish the extermination of white christianity.

That is such a sweet deal.
They are making money on ALL FRONTS. SWEET.

20 Years?

What were they doing all that time? oh wait......nevermind.

It started after watching some late night Cheech & Chong

Pot heads have been saying cannabis cures everything and makes you god-like for over 50 years.

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http://www.mediafire.com/?9ir62bp8nshv83m

Good lord...WAKE UP

There is no panacea. There is no cure all for anything in life. It's just like Vitamin C. May it help in certain cases? Sure. But it isn't go to cure all cancer because there are hundreds to thousands of different kinds of cancers!

It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest that cannabis had some compound in it that helps you fight cancer. However that doesn't mean that smoking it will help you... or taking tinctures will help you... or nebulizing it will help you.

Compound delivery systems make a big difference. Does it need to be 100x concentrated? Does one compound in the plant need to be isolated? Does it need to be injected? Does it need to be applied in a patch?

This is why I hate the alternative medicine almost as much as I hate the traditional medicine. Traditional medicine is often in it for the big bucks. Alternative medicine often overlooks scientific principles and is in fact a placebo or snake oil.

Pottawattamie County Iowa

"Capitalism should not be condemned, since we haven't had capitalism." -Dr. Ron Paul

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Research the endocannabinoid system

I recommend starting with the film "What if Cannabis Cures Cancer?", and then graduating to the book "Marijuana: Gateway to Health".

Short story: you have an endocannabinoid system built into your body, from birth, which combines with the cannabinoids from consuming the plant via any of several delivery methods (eating doesn't harm the cilia in and leading to your lungs), and when combined, has significant healing properties including the ability to reduce tumors, including in the lungs of those who choose to consume the smoke. It's really versatile, and it's tragic that we cannot perform appropriate research in this country due to William Randolph Heart's need for a return on his investment of forests, and more recently, big pharma.

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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http://jsjinc.net - Jin Shin Jyutsu (energy healing)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bMt83_IWkE

Respectable narrator, entertaining, 45 min, even has an IMDB page.

One world, under government, with power and money for the elite

Good lord... Wake up. The

Good lord... Wake up.

The chemical cartels are the ones pushing snake oil. The chemical cartels hardly ever provide cures instead they treat symptoms to string out the users and maximize profits.

I am done with their chemicals in both food and medicine. But by all means you can continue to toxify your body with their poison.

This is hilarious

I've said nothing controversial, but people just HAD to pounce.

All I've said is that nothing works 100% of the time, and the means in which you use cannabis may be what does or doesn't make the difference. Translation: smoking a pound may not do a thing for you while instead taking a concentrated form orally is what you need. Or injection, or a patch, or a lotion, or etc etc etc

I also said traditional medicine as about money. People need to be honest with themselves that just because traditional medicine is wrong, doesn't mean all of alternative medicine is right.

I had to post the comment because I knew people couldn't handle any criticism on the topic.

Pottawattamie County Iowa

"Capitalism should not be condemned, since we haven't had capitalism." -Dr. Ron Paul

you're an optimistic fellow--

*wink*

I've had a few positive experiences with 'conventional' medicine, but I am being healed from a very difficult health condition (which was often treated effectively with cannibis in the early part of the 20th century)--

by alternative treatment--

and Big Pharma has too much power--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

http://youtu.be/gQfx51XHhRg

Sourcefed story: http://youtu.be/gQfx51XHhRg

"Derived from"? 20 years of

"Derived from"? 20 years of research?! this is a scam to make big pharma more money and the fact it took 20 years strikes me as an utter waste.
We already know the stuff directly from the plant will work.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

20 years seems like a

20 years seems like a reasonable time to study the effect of a drug on patients health outcomes when it is involving something rare and slow developing like cancer. A study would need to enroll hundreds of individuals as control or test group participants, do their best to balance variability and ensure each group is faithful to their label. Then wait to see the incidence of cancer in each group over time.

I don't doubt they will abuse the system to milk extra dollars out of everyone; but I don't think 20 years is really all that slow for researchers.

Yep

They just want to sell you pills that cost
$37 a piece. Street value weed is much cheaper.