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Medical Cannabis and Cancer

In recent decades, the efficacy of cannabis has become a point of interest for researchers and oncologists who treat various types of cancer. Scientific evidence has mounted, with study after study confirming that the plant has powerful healing ability for multiple forms of cancer. Cannabis as a treatment for cancer can both alleviate side effects caused by more conventional chemotherapy regimens as well as a proven ability to inhibit the growth of tumors. A 2016 study in Current Oncology concluded that "cannabinoids induce tumor cell death and inhibit tumor angiogenesis and invasion in animal models of cancer." The mechanism of action is believed to be upregulation of genes responsible for killing cancer cells. Cannabis has been also shown to increase...

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The Continuing Problem of Pesticides in Marijuana: Why certified Vegan and Organic Cannabis products are the only safe and healthy choice.

Bifenazate is used to control mites and other pests on a variety of crops and ornamental plants. Avermectins control parasitic worms and other insects. Bifenthrin, Carbaryl, Malathion are all different types of insecticides regulated for agricultural use. Myclobutanil is a fungus killer that is the active ingredient in Eagle20, which this blog has mentioned before. All these chemicals have a few things in common: they are all powerful pesticides, they are all harmful to humans in varying degrees, and they are all being found in Cannabis. What are the harmful effects of inhaling Pesticide residue from Cannabis? The honest answer is no one really knows. Since the Federal Government classifies Marijuana as a Schedule I narcotic, the academic study of...

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How Nationally Legalized Medical Marijuana would save thousands of lives a year.

The use of Medical Marijuana in States that allow access is responsible for preventing thousands of premature deaths according to a study by Dr. Thomas M. Clark of the University of Indiana. The Chair of the Schools Biology Department, Dr. Clark undertook an intensive systematic review of all studies published since 2000 that involved the effect of marijuana on mortality and found that not only is “Cannabis use associated with substantial decrease in death rate”, but also “the results strongly support the hypothesis that Cannabis use is associated with improved survival.” The study concludes that National Medical Cannabis prohibition and the resulting denial of access to Cannabis therapies is actually a major cause of premature death in the United States....

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Cannabis Oil for Cancer Patients

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you may feel anxious about using alternative treatment methods to improve your health. Medical marijuana has surged in popularity as an effective cancer treatment or supplement. Medical marijuana patients are able to choose from a wide array of products depending on how they prefer to consume cannabis. Cancer patients often suffer from nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy which can make it uncomfortable to use cannabis edibles. Why Are Cancer Patients Choosing Cannabis Oil Cannabis oil is a popular treatment option for cancer patients for its versatility, ease of use and potency. Cannabis oil is a concentrated form of the cannabis plant. This oil contains all the medicinal compounds found...

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Can Medical Marijuana Fight Breast Cancer?

It’s hard to avoid the news citing medical marijuana’s potential to fight against different types of cancer, including the most aggressive and treatment-resistant forms of cancer. Breast cancer, specifically, affects one in eight women in the United States and is the second leading cause of death in women. Only 1,000 men develop it throughout their lives. Marijuana can be a supplemental or alternative treatment option for breast cancer patients. Tumors have an abundance of cannabinoid receptors on them, as our bodies way to protect itself from it. The over-expression of cannabinoid receptors on the tumor makes it an easy target to cannabinoids in marijuana against these cancerous cells. Apart from helping fight against cancer, cannabinoids have been known to provide...

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