The government has dropped marijuana out of its DEA Schedule 1 Controlled Substance rating.
Schedule 1 includes drugs that are dangerous, addictive, and without any medical merit. The DEA needs to justify its budgetary funding and the FDA prefers approving pharmaceutical drugs that are far more dangerous than marijuana and far less effective. The FDA has to oblige their corporate clients to keep their licensure payments from Big Pharma rolling in.
There are unpublicized studies that prove the medical merits of cannabis and they are referenced within the NCI (National Cancer Institute). Although they have been found to enhance chemo or suppress some of chemotherapy’s terrible side effects, there are many actual case histories of curing cancers with cannabis.
Government agencies and the mainstream media have dismissed these cases. People who are cured by cannabis don’t satisfy medical “science” which has to carry on with its business as usual.
Here you can read an excerpt from one of the NCI Question and Answer pages about cannabis:
THEIR REPORT ON CANNABIS ANTITUMOR ACTIVITY
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 treatment.
–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 (CBD) 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. Studies in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer showed that cannabinoids may lessen the growth, number, and spread of tumors.
–A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in human glioma cells showed that when given along with chemotherapy, CBD may make chemotherapy more effective and increase cancer cell death without harming normal cells. Studies in mouse models of cancer showed that CBD together with delta-9-THC may make chemotherapy such as temozolomide more effective.
STIMULATING CANCER PATIENTS APPETITE
–Many animal studies have shown that delta-9-THC and other cannabinoids stimulate appetite and can increase food intake.
–Cannabinoid receptors (molecules that bind cannabinoids) have been studied in the brain, spinal cord, and nerve endings throughout the body to understand their roles in pain relief.
–Cannabinoids have been studied for anti-inflammatory effects that may play a role in pain relief.
The FDA, a government agency that’s supposed to protect us, has recently approved the most dangerous painkiller Oxycontin for 11 year old children. Oxycontin is synthetic heroine, and very addictive.
Then there’s the drug Ritalin which has been approved for children less than five years of age. Both of them mask their symptoms while ruining our health.
Of course, these drugs are not Schedule I. They all have “accepted” medical merit, approved by the FDA and prescribed by MDs, the official drug pushers. Evidently the studies listed by the NCI don’t indicate medical merit, but less effective, loaded with side effects synthetic derivatives of cannabis that Big Pharma creates are FDA approved.
They also ignore several animal and human trials conducted on cannabis for various diseases, including cancer, in Spain and Israel.
Why don’t the mainstream media report any of this?