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    Has anybody researched any information outside of the ACS?

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      Google can be a friend and a nightmare when looking for information:

      Space aliens cure cancer 1,400,000 results

      You could be most helpful to people who are very tired and not feeling very well if you could go to the library and research to find the actual studies, and evidence on cannabis, as well as any specific results that have been achieved for various cancers. Tommy Chong, of Cheech & Chong fame, has cancer.

      It's one plant of many. I am 100% behind you as far as decriminalization of growing or using the plant. It's an amazing plant for other uses too. I just don't see any use for it towards the cancer we're dealing with, with the exception of pain management and appetite.

      about 4 years ago
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      Hate to burst your bubble my friend, but as an avid user and proponent of legalizing cannabis, its' use has NOT prevented me from contracting cancer by any means. Granted, it may increase appetite, may reduce nausea, and other symptoms of cancer and the treatments there of, it ABSOLUTELY does NOT prevent/stop nor "CURE" cancer. FYI, it's already used in pill form by some oncologists (even here in the U.S.) to treat "symptoms" of cancer, they used it with my sister-in-law and yes it did help with a "few" of her symptoms, but as far as a cure or treatment "for" cancer I'm afraid it's useless.

      about 4 years ago
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      I strongly believe that it is likely that cannabis can treat cancer. GBM in particular. Look at the research done by The SETH Group: http://thesethgroup.org/ Especialy look at this video of their research with THC and GBM brain tumor cells: http://thesethgroup.org/videos.html

      I contacted the head research at The SETH group and this is what he told me:

      "Unfortunately, we are still a few years away from testing our cannabinoid compounds in humans. In Canada and Europe, GW pharmaceuticals sells a formulated extract (Sativex) of THC/CBD in a 1:1 ratio that can be taking orally. At this point, there is no clinical evidence demonstrating cannabiniods/cannabis can slow cancer progression but the preclinical evidence does suggest the compounds could slow the progression of many types of cancer. Only THC has been tested for its ability to inhibit brain cancer in humans but it was just a safety study."

      The safety study he mentioned is the only study of the effects of THC on GBM brain tumor cells in humans. It was done in Madrid. The title of the study is "A pilot clinical study of D
      9-tetrahydrocannabinol in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme" published in the British Journal of Cancer in 2006. Maybe you can find it online.

      There have also been studies on rats in Spain and I believe Israel that show that THC can totally shrink GBM brain tumor cells in rats.

      It's unfair that the US government does not allow researchers to do human or even animal studies of the anti-cancer effects of THC. I believe that THC shows great promise as a GBM treatment.

      about 4 years ago
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    FreeBird ,Thanks for your comment. Its not a question about if people "believe" it will help.There are scientist all over the world trying to get the facts to people everywhere that it CERTAINLY is scientificly proven to hunt down cancerous cells,stop the blood flow, and kill it without harming any other cells.The PROBLEM is that there is no $$$ in it for big pharma because you cant patent a plant.When people have to suffer and die because of PROFIT.It sickens me.I am on a mission to guide people to the SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION that is out there.www.medical marijuna in the news the most recent one i checked out,but I have known this for about 6 months.INFORMATION is all over internet.We must get ACS to provide that info, and honestly they should take all $$$ from people donating and start helping people with this natural cure.I know they wont,and probably kick me off this site.I am going to post,post,post and maybe the cancer stricken people here will join me in ending needless pain and suffering!!! Save your life and lives of everyone with cancer. People should not be dying of cancer because the government has made the CURE illegal!!! SEARCH cannabis and cancer do you think that all these doctors and scientist are lying and the government is more qualified to say anything about drugs at all.PEACE and I LOVE you ALL>

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      Science is made on hypotheses and theories-- based on experiences of evidence, and tested rigorously. Sometimes there's conflicting evidence. While there's a lot of research on cannabis, there are also many different types of cancer for which, even with standard-of-care chemotherapy drugs, you need different approaches. For example, my father had lung cancer before he had pancreatic cancer. They had to determine that it was a different kind of cancer cells in order to decide which different drugs to use. If someone is going to use alternatives to these drugs to intervene, then I agree with what the National Cancer Institute says, "It is important that the same scientific evaluation that is used to assess conventional approaches be used to evaluate Complimentary and Alternative Medicine therapies." Otherwise you go crazy trying the very long list of surefire cures that people present to you, and you become a guinea pig. It's just silly that you can go down to Home Depot and buy hundreds of harmful chemicals and poisonous plants, or to the grocery store to buy tobacco and liquor, or to the pharmacy to buy opioids, but you're prevented from trying a plant that may provide inexpensive benefits to people who are suffering. It could be useful, but it's not a panacea. Tommy Chong has cancer. Outside of pain management, I haven't seen anything yet to suggest that cannabis is effective against stage IV pancreatobiliary adenocarcinoma, or pancreatic cancer. If you have some specific research, regarding how it's been used effectively in human beings with advanced pancreatic cancer, from a website that doesn't sell bongs and i <3 hemp t-shirts, including the specific studies themselves with how they reached their conclusions, not second-hand accounts from websites. I'd be happy to read it.

      over 4 years ago
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    Medical cannabis research??? Anybody here about it lately?

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      I have no problem with anyone who wants to freely grow and try to use cannabis for their cancer if they believe it will help. I wish the government felt the same way, particularly with people who have advanced cancers. It's kind of silly that you can buy morphine and oxycodone, but if you're suffering and want to try a natural plant with a stigma attached to it, you're out of luck. People who abuse morphine have made it difficult to find locally. And I can attest that it doesn't appear that smoking tobacco is helpful.

      over 4 years ago
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      Yes! I posted a question about it awhile ago. Check it out: https://www.whatnext.com/questions/has-anyone-considered-using-marijuana-as-a-cancer-treatment

      The SETH Group is an excellent research group that studies the positive effects of THC on GBM tumor cells. It pretty miraculous to watch the videos of their research!

      almost 4 years ago
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      http://projectcbd.org/

      A friend sent me this link and she said she had a friend with a brain tumor and it was really helping him. I'm not sure about the realistic possibilities in certain states for treatments like this, but I thought I'd give you the info I've received on it.

      almost 4 years ago