The rise of the cannabis cult: don’t believe the hype about medical marijuana

There are few substances that excite discussion quite as potently as cannabis. Explosive claims about its curative power circulate wildly online, often cited by proponents of medical marijuana. A quick Google search for ‘cannabis cures’ yields anecdotes of miraculous efficacy for every illness imaginable, and particularly for cancer. But, despite the gushing testimonials, this persistent narrative of cannabis as a universal panacea is distinctly at odds with the evidence.

In a review earlier this year of over 10,000 studies, researchers found reliable evidence for three distinct applications of cannabis. First, there is strong evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, can reduce nausea and vomiting associated with cancer treatments. These anti-emetic properties have been exploited for decades in the clinical management of cancer symptoms.

However, there is a caveat to this. THC is not uniformly well-tolerated and in many instances can exacerbate rather than placate vomiting. As safer and more efficient medications exist, THC-derived clinical compounds tend only to be used for this purpose when other interventions have failed.

The review also found good evidence to support the use of medicinal cannabis in chronic pain, and in managing spasms associated with multiple sclerosis.

Such benefits are comparatively modest but certainly not negligible. But what of the other breathless claims of curative potency made by cannabis advocates? The same review found that, despite the hyperbole, the evidence for the efficacy of cannabis in other conditions was minimal and unconvincing.

In particular, there was no strong evidence that cannabis was useful for the treatment of epilepsy, appetite regulation for Aids patients, ADHD, Parkinson’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome. As Dr Sean Hennessy, one of the study’s authors, said: ‘Most of the therapeutic reasons people use medical marijuana aren’t substantiated beneficial effects of the plant.’

Yet, despite this, miracle stories abound. Autism is particular is often targeted by those selling bunkum elixirs, and cannabis is regularly touted as a treatment despite the lack of evidence of benefit.

Nowhere are these claims so dangerous as when they’re made in relation to cancer. Cancer sufferers are frequently hawked dubious cure-alls, with cannabis perhaps the most common. There is absolutely no evidence that cannabis has any curative impact on cancers, as organisations like Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Institute point out. This tends to go entirely unheeded. One recent meme tells a wondrous tale of a man who cured his cancer with cannabis oil. This has been shared widely by cannabis enthusiasts, seemingly unaware that the man named in fact succumbed to his cancer months before.

It is common for such miraculous anecdotes to be shared and hailed as proof with little concern about their veracity. Another frequent claim is that high-dose THC can kill cancer cells in a petri dish, which is true — but irrelevant. The astute reader will note that humans are not petri dishes, and killing cells can be achieved by many other agents, from heat to acid to bleach. Killing cells is easy — an effective anti-cancer agent has to discriminately target cancer cells while sparing healthy ones, and there is no evidence that cannabis can do anything of the sort. At best it’s cargo-cult science, a superficial veneer of credibility for views incongruent with the evidence.

This is damaging for several reasons. For one, it fosters a mistrust of the medical and scientific community. To preserve their faith, true believers dismiss the lack of evidence for their position as the machinations of Big Pharma. This casts researchers and medics as pantomime villains and makes them targets of abuse (as I can attest). Worse than that, the message is delivered so fervently that it persuades many patients to cease their conventional therapies. This has, and will, cost lives.

Cannabis advocates are less keen to entertain the notion that it might have any adverse effects. As a general rule of thumb, anything that has a biological impact is likely to have some potential ill effect, and cannabis is no exception. While relatively safe, regular users have an elevated chance of mental health disorders, including schizophrenia. For children and adolescents, these effects are much more pronounced, with negative implications for educational and social attainment. Contrary to popular misconception, addiction and problem usage are common, and more likely to manifest in heavy users and those who begin at a younger age.

None of this is to take away from the effectiveness of cannabis products for certain conditions, nor is it a discussion on legalisation. There may be good arguments for legalising cannabis — but exaggerating its potential use in medicine is not one of them.

If medicinal use is the true aim, then regulation of cannabis as a health product should not be controversial. That some activists lobby for ‘medicinal’ usage while denigrating regulation suggests their true motives are recreational. The related mantra that cannabis is natural and ergo harmless is textbook naturalistic fallacy. Cyanide and plutonium are also naturally occurring, but unrestrained ingestion would be unwise.

The reality is that most of the health claims made about cannabis are wrong-headed and devoid of evidence. They risk endangering the lives of the very patients they are supposed to help.

Dr David Robert Grimes is a physicist, cancer researcher and science writer and was the joint recipient of the 2014 Nature / Sense About Science Maddox Prize. On Twitter he is @drg1985


  • malcolmkyle

    Study: Cannabis/Marijuana Use Not Predictive Of Lower IQ, Poorer Educational Performance

    “… to test the relationships between cumulative cannabis use and IQ at the age of 15 and educational performance at the age of 16. After full adjustment, those who had used cannabis more than 50 times did not differ from never-users on either IQ or educational performance. Adjusting for group differences in cigarette smoking dramatically attenuated the associations between cannabis use and both outcomes, and further analyses demonstrated robust associations between cigarette use and educational outcomes, even with cannabis users excluded. These findings suggest that adolescent cannabis use is not associated with IQ or educational performance once adjustment is made for potential confounds, in particular adolescent cigarette use.”

    Source: C Mokrysz, et al. Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, University College London. Published January 6, 2016 in Journal of Psychopharmacology.

  • malcolmkyle

    Health concerns regarding marijuana tend to come from a self-fueling group of discredited scientists funded by the pharmaceutical, prison, tobacco, and alcohol industries, pushing non-peer-reviewed papers while relying upon reports issued by others in their own group to further support their own grossly misleading research and clearly biased agendas.

    According to “Epidemiology of Schizophrenia” on Wikipedia, most countries with high cannabis use have some of the lowest rates of schizophrenia -The Netherlands are 173rd, Canada 177th, USA 181st, UK 185th, Iceland 191st and Australia last 192nd (Iceland is said to have the highest rate of marijuana/cannabis use in the world). The country with the lowest rate of marijuana/cannabis use in the world, Singapore, is said to have the 7th highest rate of schizophrenia.

    A Harvard University study, published Dec 4th, 2013 in the journal Schizophrenia Research, adds support to the role of genetic factors in schizophrenia, and states that cannabis/marijuana use alone does not increase the risk of developing the disorder. The latest findings provide enough evidence for Dr. DeLisi and her team to conclude that “Cannabis is unlikely to be the cause of this illness.”

    Source: PII: S0920-9964(13)00610-5 doi:10.1016/j.schres.2013.11.014 —Published by Elsevier Inc.

    Association is not Causation:

    Schizophrenia affects approximately one percent of the population. That percentage has held steady since the disease was identified, while the percentage of people who have smoked marijuana has varied from about 5% to around 40% of the general population.

    Despite a massive increase in the number of Australians consuming the drug since the 1960s, Wayne Hall of the University of Queensland found no increase in the number of cases of schizophrenia in Australia. Mitch Earleywine of the University of Southern California similarly found the same with regard to the US population and Oxford’s Leslie Iversen found the same regard to the population in the UK. According to Dr. Alan Brown, a professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Columbia University, “If anything, the studies seem to show a possible decline in schizophrenia from the ’40s and the ‘50s”.

    • Ronan McManus

      I think you are missing the main point. The article is not primarily about cannabis being a harmful, poisonous drug. It is much more harmful when it is peddled as a cure-all.
      This can lead to the more easily-suggestible in the population dumping a medicine that actually works for their condition, in favour of an ineffective drug someone on the internet told them was a miracle cure.

      • Cannabis is completely benign for at least 98% of the population. True, it may not achieve some of the overblown, snake oil claims but it will do no harm. It is less risky than eating peanuts.

        No one should ever discontinue conventional medical treatment if they choose to try cannabis. Anyone who advises this is a foolish, irresponsible extremist, just as Dr Grimes has demonstrated that he is at the opposite extreme.

        • Night of the Lepus

          You forgot to add your racist and/or homophobic slurs

    • Night of the Lepus

      As so a conspiracy as usual. Yes that must be it

  • Dicky Sumner

    Dr Grimes

    Your attempt at discrediting the growing (rediscovered) medical cannabis industry will need to be improved to be taken seriously. You clamber around your points without making any direct reference to any peer reviewed study – comparing the way bleach and cannabis work on cancer cells is shameful and shambolic coming from a DR who’s duty of care should always be the patient. The 10,000 Studies you mention, 95% of the time, were commissioned to show the problems caused by cannabis, mainly funded by sectors with vested interests e.g Alcohol & opoid manufacturers, only to find no direct link to anything bad other than laziness’

    Were you aware the USA Government holds a Patent for the use of cannabinoids to help treat cancer? I presume not. Again due to research restrictions cannabis cannot be researched freely and openly in this country. Only last week, researchers in Berlin (where medical cannabis is legal) proved the amazing effect cannabis can have on people with dementia and Alzheimer’s, with myself and my close family being directly affected by such a terrible condition you argument falls into irrelevance. But again we are limited at exploring the treatment further due to legal restrictions.

    The scaremongering you are displaying is pathetic.

    Your own university is doing a £10 Million study into the use of Medical cannabis (link below…. Did you miss out on some funding for you south of France holiday home?

    https://www.rt.com/uk/381031-cannabis-medical-use-drugs/

    Ask Professor Nutt. You could learn a few things from him.

    • Ronan McManus

      “You clamber around your points without making any direct reference to any peer reviewed study”
      Correct, this is a standard news article. If you want the peer-reviewed stuff, click on the links in the article.

      “Only last week, researchers in Berlin (where medical cannabis is legal) proved the amazing effect cannabis can have on people with dementia and Alzheimer’s,”
      I cant find any reference to this. I did find a study like this in Bonn though.
      https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170508112400.htm
      However, this was on mice. Mice are not people. There is no “amazing effect on people with dementia” demonstrated as-yet.

      For someone who feels they are competent enough to criticise an experienced cancer-researcher, your criticism is sloppy and completely inaccurate.
      Maybe it is something in the chemtrails.

      • Dicky Sumner

        ‘Experienced cancer researcher’ so how was chemotherapy found? By mistake did you say!! No other alternative treatment since, so why not push for cannabis to researched more thoroughly – what is to loose i ask you? As a Dr you should purely focus on the medicinal side of cannabis to help promote the research of a Safe medicine which can be used for many health benefits but no you prefer to push on the small negative sides & ignore strong evidence throughout the world of cannabis being used effectivley and safely as a medicine for a number of treatments. Not once does any of the article reference the Endocannabinoid system – i wonder why?

        You were also aware the USA Government has a patent for the treatment of tumours with cannabis?

        P.S. What’s a chemtrail btw?

        • Ronan McManus

          Is your Google broken?
          https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/types

          I don’t see anyone saying there should be no research into cannabis. Do you?

          I do see one person saying that it is a bad idea to just make stuff up about cannabis and some others jumping on him as a blasphemer.

          Which branch of the US government took out that patent, and when? What were its primary claims? Do you have a patent number for it?

          • Dicky Sumner

            Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants
            US 6630507 B1.

            The fact remains that articles like these do not help the cause for access to medicinal cannabis for those who would benefit now, and with further research those who would benefit later. I for one welcome any potential treatments into dementia and the treatment of cancers such as Leukaemia having been closely affected by both.

            So please – if you haven’t got anything good to say just don’t say it. The people of the world have been lied to for too long.

          • Ronan McManus

            Right, so there is a patent on a cannabis drug. How does that fit in with the usual claim that it is being suppressed because big pharma cant make money from it? If it is patentable, then you can make money off it.
            How well does the drug work?

            This article is not intended to help people access cannabis now (as far as I can see). It is intended to give people some facts about the actual real evidence that is available.
            The people of the world are being lied to by many of the proponents of cannabis treatments, including you earlier in this discussion. This article addresses some of that disinformation.

          • Dicky Sumner

            The people of the world are being lied to and have been for 80 years as too why cannabis is illegal. As stated before it remains extremely difficult for research to take place whilst something is illegal. I don;t know how they actually got a patent for just know one existed?

          • Ronan McManus

            Well, what do you feel is the significance or relevance of that patent to this discussion then?
            I don’t think anyone is saying that a lot of BS has not been spread about cannabis and its negative effects, but that does not justify a load more BS about cannabis and its positive/medicinal effects.

            Bullshit you like is just as much bullshit as bullshit you dont like.

          • James Peters

            Back in 2011, the company Kannalife Sciences https://www.kannalife.com/ was granted an exclusive license by the US National Institutes of Health – Office of Technology Transfer (NIH-OTT) for the commercialization of patent US 6630507.

            They have a target drug candidate, KLS-13019 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4834656/ which is a structural analog of CBD and plan to conduct trials in patients with chronic traumatic encephalopathy and hepatic encephalopathy.

          • Night of the Lepus

            Do you think the earth is flat?

          • James Peters

            That patent has nothing to do with cancer and none are relevant as they don’t prove something works.

  • Nominalis

    “Cyanide and plutonium are also naturally occurring, but unrestrained ingestion would be unwise.”

    Comparing cannabis with plutonium for any reason is more of a political stunt than a scientific analogy. I’d love to challenge the good doctor to a race, I’ll grow a pound of cannabis while he gathers a pound of that naturally occuring plutonium.

    I’ll need a couple pots of dirt, some light, water and a few seeds. He’ll need the resources of a wealthy first-world nation and a tin-foil hat.

    • CharleeR

      He isn’t a Medical Doctor, he has a Doctorate in Physics.

  • Kaabi

    What a terrible, lazy, misguided, arrogant, stupid article. The author shows how very, very little he knows about this critical subject. The fact he says that cannabis has no efficacy for epilepsy shows his ignorance right there. As for cancer, cannabinoids in most cancer-related studies are shown to only kill cancer cells while sparing healthy ones. He also seems to imply that most chemotherapies can do that, which they can’t – they kill everything, which is why the side effects are so horrendous. The science goes so much deeper than cannabis simply killing cancer cells. They do so through similar mechanisms as our own self-made endocannabinoids, and numerous studies with humans have shown these anti-cancer effects translate to us. He also completely diminishes the overwhelming anecdotal evidence and the immense detail of it. You can read a summary of this evidence at http://freecannabiscancerbook.com.

    That said, it is true that cannabis is not a cure-all and not everyone responds, whether it be cancer, epilepsy, or a number of other diseases. People should not forego conventional treatment as there is no way to tell who will respond and who won’t. However, in so many cases it makes the difference between life or death, and that’s what matters.

    • James Peters

      The antitumour effects are modest at best and some of the preclinical studies found evidence that cannabinoids, under some circumstances, can actually stimulate cancer cell growth and contribute to tumour progression (PMID: 15749859, 10861074, 15026328 & 9858061). Furthermore, cancer cells can develop resistance (PMID: 21233844).

      The only human study that has been published to date was back in 2006. It was a cohort of nine patients all with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (PMID: 16804518). All had their tumours resected and a catheter was placed in the cavity after surgery. Then every day doctors would directly infuse a very pure THC solution at a high concentration directly into the cavity where the tumour had been, in the hope of killing off any remaining cancer cells. The median survival of the group was just 6 months which is what is generally expected with patients who have rGBM (PMID: 19822869 & 24193082). As for the two patients who survived the longest (yet still died), the effects could be attributable to spontaneous (but temporary) regression of the disease (PMID: 11296017 & 28011886) which happens, amount of surgical resection (PMID: 26869588, 24535317, 23039151 & 24484232) or a number of other factors.

      • Kaabi

        You just commented on my post on another thread as well… do you purposely follow me around to counter what I say at every turn? I do appreciate skepticism though, it is critical and none of these grandiose claims should be taken without serious inquiry. The bottom line is this is working though. There are thousands of patients who have reported anticancer effects with cannabis, and I personally have watched three close family friends start-to-finish beat their cancers with cannabis oil. To say it is not working at this point is extremely dangerous because it takes away a real source of hope. That’s not to say it works in every case, but in most cases there is some level of efficacy.

        By the way, here is the first placebo-controlled trial of THC/CBD along with chemotherapy (vs. placebo and chemotherapy) for glioblastoma. Those in the THC/CBD group lived SIX MONTHS longer than those on the placebo, and the only possible explanation for this is the cannabinoids synergized with the chemo to fight the cancer. And this at a remarkably low dose, FAR lower than what people are using to achieve remission. So we have massive scientific, anecdotal, and now clinical evidence this works. The time for skepticism is over, we need to start saving patients. Read my book if you want to see how deep this goes on the human side. If you don’t believe the extremely detailed stories that’s your problem.

        • Ronan McManus

          Sorry, but that is not the “only possible explanation”.
          A 21 patient trial (I am assuming you mean the GW Pharma one), has very low statistical value. It is a good sign, but it could just as easily be a statistical error.

          When the phase III comes out, then we will have a better idea.

          We are still at the skepticism stage, at least until real evidence is produced.

          • Kaabi

            The problem with this line of thinking is that people are dying of cancer every few seconds. They need treatments NOW, and waiting for years because people refuse to connect the dots results in millions of deaths. This trial is in the context of thousands of anecdotal cases of cannabis killing cancer. There is also other scientific evidence showing preclinical effects have translated to humans, such as the decrease of MMP-2 and VEGF shown in cells, animals, and humans. Furthermore, other radical preclinical evidence, such as CBD for epilepsy, has translated to humans better than the preclinical evidence would suggest, since those studies use simple chemical-induced seizures vs. the complex genetically-driven seizures in humans. THC kills cancer cells by activating CB1 receptors. Anandamide kills cancer cells by activating CB1 receptors. The evidence is absolutely enormous and this medicine must be made available now. I absolutely hate how people have no sense of urgency about this and refuse to think more deeply.

            That said, this is not a cure-all and it doesn’t work for everyone. People should not forego conventional therapy and we still have a lot to learn. But there is absolutely no doubt cannabis has an anticancer effect in humans and it is time to take action on that knowledge. If you think every single case in http://freecannabiscancerbook.com is a lie or a gross misinterpretation of the facts, that’s on you. But this is real, it’s happening and we need to help others with this incredibly safe medicine.

          • Ronan McManus

            So you are making the claim that cannabis cures cancer? Just so we are clear here.

          • Kaabi

            No, I do not use the “C” word. However I absolutely claim that in many cases cannabis extracts can directly treat cancer and can put cancers, even those terminally diagnosed, into remission, both alone and in conjunction with conventional treatment. Most people with cancer who use a significant dose of THC and CBD, at least 100mg total, see some kind of anticancer effect, even if it is simply slowing the rate of growth. However some patients do not respond at all, even at exceptionally high doses reaching 1000mg, which is why conventional therapy should never be foregone.

            The reason phytocannabinoids seem so effective against a wide range of cancers, despite the hundred of potential factors which can drive them, is because our endocannabinoid systems appear to have a role in preventing cancer cell proliferation. Ultimately, cancer is abnormal cells rapidly dividing, and there are some common mechanisms that drive these which cannabinoids can halt. For example, overactivity of the MAPK and Akt/mTor pathways comes up across many kinds of diverse cancers, and cannabinoids can dephosphorylate those proteins and lead to cancer cell apoptosis. I know this because I’ve read the full publications of dozens of cannabis-cancer papers, not just the abstracts. And for certain cancers with unique mechanisms of growth, cannabinoids often are effective against those. For example, gliomas are so resistant to chemotherapy and radiation largely because of glioma stem cells which don’t respond to those treatments. CBD has been shown to promote the differentiation of those cells which makes them more responsive to conventional treatment. This goes far deeper than a cannabinoid killing cancer in the same way bleach would.

            Again, I urge you to look at the cases in my book. If you think every single one is a lie or a gross misinterpretation of the facts, all I can say is I disagree. Those cases are also a mere fraction of the reported anticancer successes, and they come from doctors, dispensaries, corporations, caregivers, from all over the world across a significant period of time. To think this is all coincidence and nothing is going on here, especially in the face of a placebo-controlled trial published three months ago and more emerging case reports in the literature, is absurd.

          • Night of the Lepus

            Cannabis doesn’t cure cancer, that’s why no one who uses it has been cured by it’s use. It’s rather simple really

          • Mc

            You’re engaging with a true believer, who is marshalling the same logic and arguments found amongst all woo believers, whether they be alt-medicine types, astrologers, alchemists, etc.

        • James Peters

          The trial was sponsored by GW Pharma who used their drug sativex (a standardized whole plant oral mucosal spray). During the Q1 2017 earnings call the CEO Justin Gover dodged stating it’s hard to image CNS tumours but the results were consistent with survival and that the OS data hasn’t yet matured. Which in my view is another way of saying that there weren’t any objective responses seen under RANO criteria https://radiopaedia.org/articles/rano-criteria-for-glioblastoma They are sitting on the DDI data until the adcom docs are released, the p-value was close between the two groups and the sample size in the treatment arm was small (N = 12). All this randomized study confirms is the treatment is generally well tolerated and the feasibility of individualized dosing when used as an adjunct to dose-intense temozolomide.

          What GW should be doing is conducting a much larger Phase IIb trial using biomarkers to predict which patients will likely respond to the treatment and then going from there.

          • Kaabi

            The bottom line is this trial strongly confirms what is being seen in the real world. It’s not a coincidence that phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids kill cancer cells through similar mechanisms and that thousands of people who have actually used high doses to treat cancer are seeing results. Six months life extension is a big deal. The only way that happens is if the cancer is being suppressed, just feeling good doesn’t stop one of the most aggressive cancers in existence. While the trial was small, the chances their significantly extended survival was due to pure chance is absurd in the face of the massive scientific, anecdotal, and logical evidence. I’m tired of watching people die because others refuse to connect the dots, at this point it is so obvious you have to be cold, callous, and willfully ignorant to not see what’s going on.

  • Jason Toby

    That’s funny, I seem to recall that medical marijuana was composed of more than just THC… Good Doctor, why have you not mentioned cannabidiol, or CBD? You know, the chemical that when isolated and given to epileptic children, they stop having seizures that they would have previously had hundreds of times per week?

    Ironically, the very same 10,000 study review you cite DOES mention CBD. Here’s a snapshot that I found on page 47: http://imgur.com/a/LgzBV from source: https://www.nap.edu/download/24625

    It says “Irrespective of the mechanism of action, there is evidence that CBD could potentially be exploited in the treatment and symptom relief of various neurological disorders such as epilepsy and seizures (Hofmann and Frazier, 2013; Jones et al., 2010)

    You can’t talk about medical marijuana and just talk about THC. THC is one of just many cannabinoids, terpenes, and other molecules, which work together to provide different medical effects. For example, the terpene pinene has been suggested to help counter THC’s short-term memory impairment (source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3165946/)

    I definitely see where you are coming from on your main point, that one should not exaggerate science to make a point, but you shouldn’t ignore it either. Research on cannabis has a LONG way to go before you can make the broad, sweeping claims you do here. Furthermore, you’re actually distorting the facts.

    For example, you state that “In particular, there was no strong evidence that cannabis was useful for the treatment of epilepsy”, which is partially true, but if you actually read the review, it says on page 101 that “there is insufficient evidence to support OR REFUTE the conclusion that cannabinoids are an effective treatment for epilepsy.” Meaning, we need more research. Their main criticism was the lack of control groups and placebos, even though many of the studies they cite show incredible results, for example Tzadok et al. in 2016 on page 100.

    I also agree with you that stating that marijuana is ‘harmless’ is potentially damaging to the arguments that it can be used medically. However, if you compare marijuana to the drugs that are commonly used to treat these conditions, the difference is staggering. Thus, another point you fail to mention, is that you can’t simply look at treatment using marijuana in isolation- many patients replace other medication with marijuana and experience drastically fewer side effects.

    • James Peters

      GW Pharma’s Epidiolex (a proprietary oral solution of pure plant-derived CBD) has been shown to work for patients with Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. It should be approved for these indications by the FDA and EMA sometime this year. Other Phase III trials are ongoing in Tuberous
      Sclerosis Complex and Infantile Spasms.

      • Ronan McManus

        The Epidiolex clinicals are quite interesting. They did show a clinically-significant improvement when compared to placebo, but they also showed a significant number of treatment-related serious adverse events. These serious adverse events increased with the concentration of CBD in the drug.

        While side-effects are to be expected with any drug, particularly one intended to treat a serious debilitating disease, these results do pour a bucket of cold water on the claims that CBD drugs have no harmful side-effects (another myth promoted by the cannabis cult).

    • Michael Tucker

      Do you happen to know if these were ever tested on non- epileptic seizures?

      • Jason Toby

        I do not! Interesting thought.

    • Denis Martel

      CBD is not the interest of pot advocates. it is THC!

    • Signify

      Why present the argument at all. The powers that be want pot in mass use, and, the marijuana growers have a lot of backing. So, you needn’t worry about it at all.

  • Tom Gregorius Lauten

    Personally I have used marijuana with success to decrease the amount of grand mal epileptic seizures happening to me. I did that about one year before I started on pharmaceuticals. I had no seizures after I started to smoke marijuana, though i was smoking hashish before that without the seizures going away. Marijuana does also help me with my anxiety, depression and sleep disorder. It seems like not every strain helps equally much, hashish does work in some degree, but I wish I still had access to fine and cheap marijuana. Another thing that happened after I started smoking cannabis was strangely enough that I got cured from my asthma. A couple of weeks after I as a youth started to use cannabis in the weekends, my lung capacity drastically improved, and I no longer needed to use an inhalator. My chronic broncitus, which I got diagnosed with as a child, did not improve, however, I do not believe it got any worse either.

    Also, I have supplied a senior citizen, a female, with marijuana because she had heard it could relieve her Chroms disease. And that it did. She actually managed to get outside for the first time in years because she could stop using several of the pharmaceuticals she had been taking. I also gave marijuana to a cancer pation, and he finally got to eat and live without feeling nauseous all the time. I also gave cannabis to my alcoholic father with great success. He’s a changed, healthier and better man now. He’s actually going to be studied by doctors soon, because they do not understand how he could have experienced such an improvement on his health in such a short time. He can’t tell them how he did it, because then they’ll have to report him and he’ll probably lose his driving license (even though he never drives the same evening that he uses cannabis).

    Cannabis did not cure any of these diseases, but it helped relieve them and made our lives better. I would probably be dead and buried if I hadn’t started to use cannabis 18 years ago.

    • Jason Forehand

      CBD works best in conjunction with THC. Try the Mammoth strain. The 2.8% CBD and 14-20% THC has really done wonders for my Epilepsy and the pain associated with muscle tears. We are in this together. #Cheers

    • Jason Forehand

      Speaking of pharmacy drugs. I stopped taking them 4 years ago because they did absolutely nothing to stop my Grand Mals. In fact, they led to me having more seizures. I had 2 Grand Mals back to back and it royally fucked me up for about 6 months. Almost died. Memory loss and speech loss for about the same amount of time. After my last $20,000 stay in Texas Presbyterian, I made a decision to never take prescription drugs ever again.

  • Richard Lutz

    People suffering from a variety of conditions report that cannabis provides them with relief that no other drug provides. Ditto for LSD, cocaine, ice, ecstasy, heroin and PCP. As for recreational, what business is of yours what other adults choose to use? Are you a fascist pr*ick? If so watch were you shove it or it might get cut off.

  • “The reality is that most of the health claims made about cannabis are wrong-headed and devoid of evidence.”

    Dr Grimes, if this really is your conclusion then you should be struck off for professional incompetence.

    Your assertions are absurd and fly in the face of the massive amount of high quality evidence which you seem determined to ignore. You’re a fool and unfit to practise medicine.

    Some reading for you. It’s all published, peer-reviewed research which completely destroys the gibberish you have published above. :

    https://www.clear-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/medicinal-cannabis-the-evidence-190416.pdf

    http://www.clear-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/Cannabis.-The-Evidence-for-Medical-Use.pdf

    http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2017/health-effects-of-cannabis-and-cannabinoids.aspx

    • Lightbox9

      Only one source there is credible.

      • Axiom Seer

        as opposed to your zero credible sources

        • Lightbox9

          I don’t need to produce any, as there isn’t any evidence that cannabis cures cancer. Being an idiot is hurting your life – try to adjust.

      • The first link lists 88 sources which are published and peer-reviewed.

        The second link is a review of over 22,000 published and peer-reviewed studies by an internationally renowned neurologist.

        The third link is to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

    • Kaabi

      Nice Peter Reynolds with the save!! We’re usually at odds on these kinds of posts but it’s nice when we match up. We’re ultimately on the same side so this is encouraging to see. Thank you for your work.

  • “The reality is that most of the health claims made about cannabis are wrong-headed and devoid of evidence.”

    Dr Grimes, if this really is your conclusion then you should be struck off for professional incompetence.

    Your assertions are absurd and fly in the face of the massive amount of high quality evidence which you seem determined to ignore. You’re a fool and unfit to practise medicine.

    Some reading for you. It’s all published, peer-reviewed research which completely destroys the gibberish you have published above. :

    https://www.clear-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/medicinal-cannabis-the-evidence-190416.pdf

    http://www.clear-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/Cannabis.-The-Evidence-for-Medical-Use.pdf

    http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2017/health-effects-of-cannabis-and-cannabinoids.aspx

  • Stop telling lies . The cat is out of the bag and there is no putting him back in. Try telling this to the thousands of people who have now been helped by cannabis. Type in Pubmed with keywords like cannabis and “your condition” to see the latest clinical trials.
    Listen to what this retired judge, who has put hundreds away for marijuana has to say now that he has found the help of cannabis in reversing his COPD. https://cannabishealthradio.com/2017/05/episode-142-as-a-judge-he-put-people-in-jail-for-cannabis-use-but-cannabis-cured-his-copd/

  • Those reading this article should be aware that Dr Grimes is not a medical doctor.

    It seems that when writing on the subject of medicine he should have made this clear. Instead he sought to endow his opinions with fake expertise.

    He is a doctor of physics.

    • Lightbox9

      And you’re a pot-head, which disqualifies you from any such discussion; most discussions, in fact.

      • Ronan McManus

        I don’t think that’s true, but anyone who thinks other sciences have no place in cancer research should probably be a little more cautious when expressing an opinion on a subject on which they are evidently ignorant.

        • Dr Grimes’ imprudent, politically-aggressive and ill-judged attack on the extensive high quality evidence on the medical use of cannabis extends far wider than cancer.

          It is true that there are many ridiculous snake oil claims made about cannabis curing cancer, although it would be foolish to write off all the anecdotal reports. They demonstrate an urgent need to advance research into the proven pre-clinical anti-cancer properties of cannabinoids.

          Most of these claims are made by people who are very sick, desperate or are relatives of people suffering from cancer. Dr Grimes’ vicious, unrestrained and unbalanced criticism of the evidence amounts to bullying and he is shamed by it.

          Furthermore, the evidence is conclusive that cannabis offers great benefits as a palliative medicine for cancer and many other conditions. Dr Grimes’ failure to acknowledge this, indeed to seek to denigrate it, is yet more bullying and abuse of people who have experienced these benefits and who have put up with years of government, the media and the medical establishment denying what is now proven.

          This is a summary of the evidence on cannabis and cancer which is balanced and warns of the snake oil claims but substantiates the proven benefits:

          https://www.clear-uk.org/there-is-no-scientific-evidence-that-cannabis-cures-cancer-in-humans-yet/

          • Night of the Lepus

            Your link is to a rather biased site. Want to appear credible, cite something impartial and with facts.

          • Stephan Williams

            First your earlier attack on me after I calmly laid out my own case of being cured of cancer by using cannabis and now this rather weak-kneed attack on another intelligent commenter for his reasoned rebuttal to Dr. Grimes’ “imprudent, politically-aggressive and ill-judged attack on the extensive high quality evidence on the medical use of cannabis”.

            How can you be anything other than a troll?

            My advice to you? Get back to the adults in the room when you have something constructive to add to the conversation.

          • Night of the Lepus

            Ah and now your defending the racist homophobe because he shares your deluded views. Now your just looking like a stalker. Well, apply your stalking skills to googling Peter Reynolds and check out his various court cases

        • Obviously other sciences have a part to play in all sorts of medical research but Dr Grimes clearly knew that his title of doctor would endow his opinions with purported medical expertise. This is unethical and he should have made his qualifications clear and not allow readers to be misled. This is inexcusable.

          • Jeanette Maris Bellagamba Dena

            Any doctor or scientist know that cancer is not one disease but has a myriad of different manifestations, and any one treatment that is claimed to be a cure all has to be suspicious.

            Also it takes years of in depth study to gain a PhD. Perhaps we shouldn’t make sweeping and arrogant generalisations that a doctor of medicine knows more about cancer research than anybody else that may have studied a subject in probably more in depth than a doctor of general medicine; for example of course.

            Equally the author is simply stating that the evidence around cannabis curing cancer, as far as the evidence hierarchy goes, is not at the very top and that further research is needed before the gushing claims.

          • Jeanette Maris Bellagamba Dena

            Furthermore, what exactly is unethical about the title Dr when used for a Dr of physics? Perfectly legitimate title.

          • You’re complicit in the deception now. It’s quite obvious what inference anyone would draw when someone with the title ‘doctor’ writes about medicine.

            And this dreadfully poorly informed physicist’s rant is not just about cancer. You and Dr Grimes need to educate yourselves about the endocannabinoid system before you wade in clumsily demonstrating your ignorance.

          • Jeanette Maris Bellagamba Dena

            Deception? Oh dear.

            Can I ask as a Dr, you do understand:

            1. Evidence based medicine?
            2. The evidence hierarchy?
            3. How we work out the difference between reproducible results of trials and those that may show promise and need further trials before they can have a place in medicine?
            4. That we can’t promote treatments that may encourage patients to eschew proven treatments because this is actually what is unethical?
            5. Anecdotal evidence (very low in the evidence hierarchy I agree), two words: Bob Marley.

          • Jeanette Maris Bellagamba Dena

            Just to help you review your evidence: https://goo.gl/images/9GUSl0

          • Jeanette Maris Bellagamba Dena

            Oh and maybe educate yourself on this: PhDs are the original ‘doctors’ and all MD’s were once considered PhDs until it was determined that their knowledge (although considerable) was not equivalent to that awarded by a PhD (the highest degree that a university can grant). Thus the MD was born. Many PhDs are working extremely to hard to cure disease.

          • Which has what relevance to the fact that in describing himself as a doctor and writing about medicine it is inevitable that readers will infer he is a medical doctor?

          • Jeanette Maris Bellagamba Dena

            You are the only one thinking that the term dr is confined to your good self.

            Oh and Peter, any chance you could present a coherent rebuttal and classify your evidence according to the evidence hierarchy rather than your childish ad hominem attacks. *says other people are bringing mean and repetitive, can only reply with ad finitum ad hominem attacks rather than having a healthy discussion*

            Not like you to be nasty and mean is it, or to rampant sexism or stoop to homophobic and other attacks is it? Oh hang on, look what I found: http://www.sarahmcculloch.com/opinion/2012/peter-reynolds-vs-everyon/

            Waits for an adult in depth evidence rebuttal/polite debate….

          • I think any observer has only to look back at your comments to see very clearly who is behaving in childish fashion.

            You’re a waste of space and time Jeanette, hypocrisy exemplified and totally irrelevant to the substance of this discussion. I won’t be engaging with you any further.

          • Jeanette Maris Bellagamba Dena

            Lol. More ad nauseum ad hominem.

            Good evening Peter. Can’t resist a Parthian shot though:

            Projection: A way to blame others for your own negative thoughts by repressing them and then attributing them to someone else. Due to the sorrowful nature of delusion and denial it is very difficult for the target to be able to clarify the reality of the situation.

          • Lightbox9

            Jeanette, one of the most delightful (if not THE most delightful) aspects of this whole page has been listening to the sound of you intellectually and vigorously wiping the floor with dear old addicted Peter. Bravo, and thank you.

          • Jeanette Maris Bellagamba Dena

            Lol, dear old addicted Peter 😂😂😂. Thank you Lightbox. Was hoping for a civilised discussion but have had to block him and his elitist and vitriolic bluster as it’s a complete waste of time. Ugh!

          • Tangibulla

            If you’re sincerely trying to engage people in discussion, you might want to re-read some of your own comments in this thread before accusing others of hypocrisy and irrelevance.

          • Clever Jake

            There are a lot of scientific studies for the medical benefits of cannabis, including for treating cancer and psychosis. The title of the article has distasteful and demeaning with “cannabis cult”. The article does not mention cannabis scientific studies at all and simply dismisses everything with facile generalisations.

            Governments have delibritly blocked cannabis research for decades and we do know if cannabis can cure cancer, but early studies are promising, with more studies/clinical trials are needed. We might already know if cannabis cures cancer, but our fatuous dunderhead reprehensible politicians have malevolently delayed/blocked the progress of science, so that they can use the same modus operandi as Nixon/Reagan with the war on drugs mantra. So that they can simply garner votes from some of their citizens who are suffering from mass delusional hysteria 🙁

            https://www.gwpharm.com/about-us/news/gw-pharmaceuticals-achieves-positive-results-phase-2-proof-concept-study-glioma
            https://merryjane.com/health/gw-pharmaceuticals-is-proving-cannabis-helps-cure-cancer
            http://ir.gwpharm.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=931686

          • Clever Jake

            I should have proofread my post, “and we do not know”

          • Jeanette Maris Bellagamba Dena

            Thanks jake. The first study has 21 pts (not powered) the 2nd link is a discussion about the first study, couldn’t open the 3rd link but it looks like it links to the same site as the first 2.

            I think you are taking the article too personally for there surely is a cult of people saying that cannabis is a panacea for all ills. Like me the article is claiming this panacea effect isn’t true. Trying to talk about hard evidence for THIS claim (panacea) for which there isn’t. Of course everybody who thinks it’s a cure all gets their hurt on. Can’t be bothered trying to have a healthy debate as not possible. Au revoir and good evening.

          • Fred Bell

            thanks Jeanette for the link…….makes good reading

          • You’re repeating yourself and repetition does not enhance or add to whatever point you are trying to make. Yes, I say again, I understand the hierarchy of evidence

          • Night of the Lepus

            Oh wait, you’re that Peter Reynolds, the racist homophobe, good day to you child

          • Jeanette Maris Bellagamba Dena
          • More repetition

          • Oh dear, you have a serious problem with an uncontrolled patronising attitude. Maybe try reining that in a bit? It might enhance your ability to communicate

            Yes, I fully understand each of your five issues but what is your point? Other than trying to quibble over issues that are not about Dr Grimes’ dreadful article and manifestly unscientific rant about the evidence for medical use of cannabis, what point are you trying to make?

          • Stephan Williams

            Bob Marley was murdered. “Cancer” was the weapon, as it has been with more than a few political and socially active figures who have refused to tow the party line. Cannabis couldn’t cure what they gave him. To use him to discredit cannabis as an herbal cure is as irresponsible as “Dr” Grimes’ false claims of it inefficiency. I have to suspect your motivations. Surly you’re as interested in finding a cure for cancers as much as I am. So why would you dismiss the “anecdotal evidence” from thousands of people who claim to have been cured of cancer by following the RSO protocol found online? Look it up.

            It saved my life, Jeanette Maris Bellagamba Dena.

            And someday it might save yours.

          • Jeanette Maris Bellagamba Dena

            Because anecdotal evidence can be biased. Also if I wanted life saving treatment I would opt for tried and tested treatment. Do you know what they call alternative medicine that works?

            Medicine.

      • Estproph

        And you’re a jerk, which disqualifies you from not being a jerk.

        • Lightbox9

          See, if you hadn’t addled up your already feeble brain with pot, you might actually be less defensive, though its unlikely that reasoning will ever be your strong point either way.

      • Marnie Culotta

        I’m a medical marijuana patient.
        Tell me that my opinion or input is “disqualified” because I am a user and you get cyber kicked into oblivion.

        • Lightbox9

          You’re a junkie.

          Get a job, sort out some proper medication, and start things moving again. You might even become mildly interesting, given enough time.

        • Gary Craig

          I would like to try mmj for the chronic pain I suffer from. The problem is with the state I reside in. It has taken it almost four (4) years to get its program up and running. So I still must use the effective, yet very addictive, opioids. Sadly I might not get the chance since this attorney general, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III wants to shut down any/all uses of cannabis. America, once again, has elected the worst candidate for cannabis. Nixon in 1968, who gave us the DEA and the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Reagan was Nixon on steroids. With Reagan we also got Nancy “Just Say No” Reagan & DARE. Now we get get President Forty-five. It looks like we’ll have to wait, hopefully, three years until 2020.

    • Craig

      This Doctor of physics is also crap at his own sphere of so called expertise. Plutonium is not a naturally occurring substance. What an idiot!

      • Craig

        Cyanide is found in most fruits some nuts like Almonds, but nowhere in nature does it occurs in sufficient quantities to be toxic! Just go’s to show how wrong some so called experts can be.

        • Ed Goss

          Not strictly the point he was making, which was that natural does not mean benign. But, there have been cases of cider drinking alcoholics who have suffered from cyanide toxicity from apple pips. Admittedly very very rare, but not totally impossible. TBH, the volumes they were drinking meant that the cyanide was probably the last of their worries…

      • Night of the Lepus

        Yes it is you fucking idiot. Research better next time

        • Craig

          Please show where plutonium is naturally occurring with a half life long enough to be consumed. Uranium is natural but is enriched to make plutonium. And abuse shows your ignorance!

          • Night of the Lepus

            Ah changing the goalposts now. Typical. Sorry bubs, Plutonium is naturally occurring

      • Mark Gommer

        You might want to check the periodic table. Trace amounts of plutonium occur naturally in uranium.

    • Graeme Harrison

      Can you point we’re he claims to be a medical doctor? And while we’re talking medical qualifications, care to tell us yours?

  • This article spouts a lot of nonsense. It is obvious to anyone who has met a person, child or adult, who successfully utilizes marijuana medically that the drug has medicinal value, if only as a painkiller. Meanwhile, we prescribe much more toxic and dangerous substances every day. Stop with the scaremongering and let people use medicine that is clearly working for them. Legalization and regulation can only make things better by ensuring people can find out the right strains of marijuana for them and have consistent access to them.

    • Night of the Lepus

      Might help if you read the article next time

      • I did, hence the comment. Cannabis is proven to be medically effective in some circumstances. The author uses THC, which is one of many compounds within cannabis. Without legalization, those who believe cannabis to be the best remedy for their conditions are forced into an illegal black market where quality is unknown. Legalization and regulation allows for patients to find marijuana that created for their specific problems.

  • Richard Baranov

    I doubt very much if Dr David Grimes has inquired into the history of why Marijuana is illegal. Like most people he simply believes that it is a dangerous drug and that has always been the case. In fact it was made illegal by J Edger Hoover, the crossdressing queen of the FBI. His motivation was, quite simply, racism. It upset him that “filthy Mexicans” were coming across the border to sell dope or that Americans were going to Mexico to buy weed. The corruption of wholesome American youth and all that. He and his cohorts cooked up the idea that it would be named a dangerous drug and be made illegal. It was entirely a fiction but with all the resources of the FBI at his disposal he managed to pull it off and, as a result absurdly, Marijuana was put in the same category as Heroin and other really lethal drugs.
    There is a film “Reefer Madness” which supposedly depicts the lives of “Marijuana addicts” which demonstrates how propagandized the issue was and is. People can watch the movie on You Tube, if they wish. It becomes obvious within 5 minutes that it is an absurd parody of reality to the point that it is laughable to any rational person. It is against this background, the deliberate lie taken as fact, that all anti-marijuana propaganda should be seen. If you take nonsense as fact as an initial premise then it is going to color all that you do. “Garbage in, garbage out” and all that.
    In the meantime I concur with all those who have already written that the use of Marijuana has all sorts of health benefits but, since I would be simply repeating what others have already said on here I will forgo that.

    • Ronan McManus

      So J Edgar Hoover hated Mexicans and that is why the UK and New Zealand banned cannabis in the 20s?
      Fascinating stuff.

      • Axiom Seer

        well they are lapdogs

        • Ronan McManus

          Bwahahahaha!

          • Richard Baranov

            And, as above. You need to get your facts straight!

          • Ronan McManus

            See above, physician heal thyself

      • Richard Baranov

        Get your facts straight. Hoover was the Director of the Bureau of Investigation, the forerunner of the FBI from 1924. If you read the history you will find that the USA at his behest started pressuring foreign governments to make it illegal under threat of sanctions as soon as the USA made it illegal. “One source of tensions in the western and southwestern states was the influx of Mexicans to the U.S. following the 1910 Mexican Revolution.[21] Many Mexicans also smoked marijuana to relax after working in the fields…… Because of that, the passage of the initial laws is often described as a product of racism…..” You can find the information on Wikepedia if you feel like it.

        • Ronan McManus

          So what you are saying is that Hoover was able to force a country on the other side of the world to introduce the ban, but couldn’t do it in his own country for another decade?

          I could buy that Hoover was that influential in the USA, but why would the UK (bearing in mind that this was pre-war, where the UK was still a major global power and the USA wasn’t yet flexing its muscles globally) just go along with his personal desires?

          BTW, quoting a law from 1906 doesn’t help your argument much, Hoover was 11 in 1906.

          I agree that the propaganda was preposterous, but so is your line of reasoning.

          • Richard Baranov

            The US used threats of sanctions etc against other countries if they did not comply. But really, if you want to continue your irrational prejudice against Marijuana, feel free. But I prefer knowledge to fiction so, perhaps, of your own bat you might bother to research rather than criticise because it is perfectly obvious that you are approaching the subject from that unique perspective of ignorance that those who want to defend the indefensible so often do.
            Like others who have written here I know that Marijuana provides benefits in truly dire circumstances when all else fails. Perhaps you should research that instead of nitpicking. One example. A patient suffering from throat cancer. it was the only way he could eat and hold the food down. Another, a suffer of severe arthritis. Again it was Marijuana that provided relief. Another victim of grand mal seizures who was able to cut down on the seizures by the use of Marijuana. All people I have known, anecdotal with regards to science, but so what, the fact is Marijuana worked and frankly I find the sort of arguments that people like you put forward pretty feeble and almost always from people who have little or no experience of Marijuana and its uses. One has to ask what is it that people like you are so afraid of? Or is it you prefer authoritarianism and an adherence to the pronouncements of “experts” who are often wrong. In short I find the mentality of people like you hard to fathom, it seems to be distinctly lacking in compassion or concern for the suffering of others or its alleviation.

          • Ronan McManus

            But whether they did or did not threaten sanctions is beside the point
            As you have said, movement towards prohibition had started while Hoover was still a child. This is at odds with your original claim that it was made illegal because of Hoover’s racism (although that may have played a part).

            I have had a look at the actual scientific evidence for THC & CBD treatments. The evidence supports limited benefits for a number of ailments.
            Your ability to accept anecdotal evidence over real evidence is your business. It has no bearing on whether cannabis actually works for those people, even though they might think it does.

            It has nothing to do with compassion either. Do you think that all drugs should be legal, because some of them may help people who are ill?

    • Night of the Lepus

      You might want to get yourself a globe, there’s a whole big world outside of the U.S.

      • Richard Baranov

        You need to look at my profile on Disqus. I think you will find I have considerably more awareness of “the big world” than you.

        • Night of the Lepus

          Your post says otherwise

          • Richard Baranov

            Take it as you please. But your refusal to look tells me that you prefer your bigotry to fact.

  • Joel Torrão

    If recreational activities were not medicinal we would not spread seratonine when we laugh.
    Don’t tell me recreational marijuana is not medicinal just because i use it that way. To avoid doctors like you, thirsty for wallets full, i sit surrounded by trees (my real doctors), and vaporize it. The trees are there giving me what i need to survive, while i am vaporizing it. This should be a great lesson for you because trees are not trying to make me stop doing it, and yet they are sharing the sacred silence with me. This new cannabis cult as you call it is just a tentative of re-connection with the spirit within each one of us. This cult is just a consequence of the exosrcism of the spirit that took place in the last century in order to science do business. In my personal opinion i guess everywere there’s people who show you Truth, and other ones will show you Lie, so yeah there is pantomime villains who are doctors, but there are also angel doctors if it please you to know, but you are not one of them.

  • John Hunter

    At last a sane article about the hype and its cultlike followers . They are quick to wheel out some unfortunate sufferer in a wheelchair and claim marijuana is the only cure yet if one scratch deep enough it’s not surprising that it’s true motives are recreational.

    Pharmaceutical scientists may examine thousands of molecular compounds before they find one that effectively fights disease without harming the patient. Alternatively, hundreds of molecular pathways are evaluated to determine if a protein or compound can alter the signaling in a beneficial way.

    For those suffering a real medical malady please get proper medication. There are qualified pharmaceutical scientists and manufacturers that are expertly trained to discover, develop, test and manufacture new medications to high standards. A few grams of an “herbal” substance can contain an unknown quantity and quality of active ingredients and it is difficult to ascertain with certainty the precise contents,  even with laboratory equipment you have problems with preservation and isolating extractions.

    It would not be surprising that many so called activists are in the pocket of “big bucks marijuana” which is evident as soon as it becomes legal they step in and open so called “dispensaries” providing a variety of so called medical & recreational marijuana, extracts, infused products, paraphernalia and more.

    I don’t care if someone wants to smoke themselves into a coma in their mother’s basement but don’t pretend it’s a miracle cure all for everything and everyone.

    • Put aside your patronising, offensive and arrogant attitude and educate yourself about the endocannabinoid system. if you are capable of absorbing such information you will learn that while there are presently many overblown claims, cannabis does indeed offer the potential to be a very effective medicine for almost all disease.

      The hate-filled bigotry which you demonstrate demeans you but it will not stop this journey of discovery. A few hundred years ago you’d have been warning about falling of the edge of the world.

      • Night of the Lepus

        hate-filled bigotry? Says the hate-filled bigot.

  • Bill Kratzer

    the
    old lower dosed pot took more puffs to reach the same level we reach
    with only a few now. There is no desire to increase the level of high,
    unless you intake faster than normal like an idiot. kind of a self
    curing problem.

  • Bill Kratzer

    My eyes glazed over, did it say anywhere as to the funding source for his drivel

  • Bill Kratzer

    ‘as a general rule of thumb’ is his foundation ‘on probable ill effects of cannabis use’ ?????
    .

  • Kristi Sadler

    Who paid for this “research”? Wait there was not any here….

  • Axiom Seer

    BOTTOM LINE : MY BODY MY CHOICE

  • Stephan Williams

    “Dr David Robert Grimes is a physicist, cancer researcher and science
    writer and was the joint recipient of the 2014 Nature / Sense About
    Science Maddox Prize.”

    Dr. Grimes is a skilled propagandist. All those years of struggling for funding, writing to be awarded funds to legitimize his research have paid off. Now he’s writing nonsense for a major newspaper for big bucks.

    The trouble is Dr. Grimes has NEVER had cancer or used cannabis oil made from the herb without any chemical interference.

    I have.

    I was diagnosed with lung cancer and decided to forgo chemo and radiation after watching family and friends succumb to those poisons. I was fortunate enough to live in Canada and was allowed to purchase cannabis legally. I used Rick Simpson’s directions to prepare my medicine. Look him up online. He has personally been credited by thousands of people for saving their lives despite Dr. Grimes’ badly researched claims to the contrary.

    The bottom line? It’s 5 1/2 years later and I’m still cancer-free.

    Dr. Grimes is being extremely selective in his pointed criticisms and discrediting information about cannabis.

    But why wouldn’t he be? He doesn’t make any money when potential customers (who used to be called patients), choose to use a natural herb to cure their illness with chemotherapy and radiation. He makes his money flogging poisons, not promoting natural health – Poisons that even their pushers admit are only successful in 3% of cases after 5 years.

    The really sad thing about this article is the fact that so many members of the medical fraternity appear to be willing to sell their souls to the devil to secure funding for their own pet projects – all these supposed medical professionals salivating at the opportunity to enthusiastically take over from where Dr. Grimes has left off in his ridiculous and demonstrably ignorant assault on cannabis as a legitimate medicine proven to cure all kinds of physical ailments.

    Shameful. That’s what this article is: It’s shameful.

    • CharleeR

      This article is full of bullcrap. Your post, however, is full of FACTS and TRUTH.

    • Night of the Lepus

      You sir are a liar

      • Stephan Williams

        …and you sir, have just proven yourself to be an unimaginative, low-IQ troll with your idiotic response to my comments on Dr. Grimes’ base inventions and dishonest misrepresentations of the positive and PROVEN effects of natural cannabis.

        Please have a better day. It must suck to be you.

        • Night of the Lepus

          You should try and emphasise proven even more. No, you haven’t proved anything. You’re proof is anecdotal and can’t be replicated. Here’s a fact for you, cannabis doesn’t cure cancer, that’s why people who use it as a cure die of cancer.

  • Craig Chant

    Please show me evidence that it affects the brain the same way on those with a mental disability as those without, I use cannabis to treat my autism, I have dyspraxia and my brain is wired differently, and so it affects me differently to others. Which is why when some scum bag on an ex-mates stag do spiked my drink with cocaine, I was found unconscious in the gutter by the fantastic paramedics in Barcelona. Why? because for my brain chemistry cocaine is not a party stimulant when mixed with alcohol, it’s a tranquiliser. I wish people would stop making bullshit claims about something they clearly know nothing about, where as I do, because I have the disability I treat. Can I claim it will do the same for others or even those with the same disability, no of course I can’t, but don’t you dare think you can take away the medicinal effects it affords me arsehole!

  • Jason Forehand

    It is no wonder Doctor’s are looked at like idiot drug pushers for Big Pharma. This dumb shit takes the cake. I have epilepsy you moronic taint. I have used cannabis 3x a day for the last 4 years and I’ve had ZERO seizures since then. I won’t ever listen to a doctor tell me what they think I need. It’s pretty easy to call them out on their bullshit.

    • CharleeR

      And he is NOT a Medical Doctor. He has a Doctorate in physics.

  • Bethsheba Ashe

    This page is owned by the Telegraph Newspaper, which is owned by the Barclay Brothers, and who also own Trigen Laboratory outright – a company btw that markets products for Parkinsons disease and an anti-emetic for people who are vomiting due to Chemotherapy treatments for Cancer.

    Dr David Robert Grimes is a paid for shill that is misrepresenting the evidence! Don’t believe the hype? Ha! More like – don’t believe the media spin!

    • Night of the Lepus

      Get your tinfoil hats on. Flat earther above

      • Stephan Williams

        There are times when some people just need to shut up. This might be one of those times for you.

        I can’t decide if you were dropped on your head too many times as a baby or if your are paid to spew your bile over those of us who want to exchange ideas rather than invective.

        Could you please go away and leave the conversation to the adults in the room? Your infantile ad hominums are exhausting.

        • Night of the Lepus

          Still stalking….
          Rather pathetic

  • Daymon Faulkner

    I expected there to be evidence. There is none. You take your nature, and I will take mine.

  • Conor Saunders

    This is such a poor article it’s hard to know where to start :

    So let’s just bounce of some of the more egregious howlers …

    The 101 of cannabis use medically involves distinguishing between cannabidiol or CBD and its psychoactive cousin, THC. These 2 are very different and in some respects, opposite in effects. Grimes appears entirely unaware of CBD. This alone makes it abundantly clear this is not a topic Grimes has any real familiarity with whatsoever.

    Next: arguably the most widespread and best accepted medical use in recent times is in attenuating epilepsy, especially severe forms like Dravet’s. Again, Mr Grimes shows his ignorance of this reality.

    As the whole plant is illegal most places and Pharm Cos are busy worldwide simultaneously spending lobby bucks making sure cannabis stays illegal whilst busying themselves with patenting their own Franken lookalike molecules, of course research into whole plant cannabis use is modest. But there are still hundreds of papers last time I checked. Even the relatively new extract CBD has dozens of papers for cancer use alone.

    The guff about killing other cells shows again that Grimes is ignorant of perhaps the most well agreed and exciting thing about cannabis namely that it is not at all toxic to our own cells. Each of us, even our poorly educated journo, have a functioning endocannabinoid system.

    I could go on. This article is sub schoolboy standard. Fail.

  • Jd Carter

    LMAO so its the 1930s again, 1st off THC is NOT NOT NOT cannabis, second of all there is well over 300 studys on various cannabinoids and cancer, lab, animal AND human studys, there is also a correlative link between cannabis and psychosis, poor social and educational outcomes and when other factors such as reason of use, education and self medication are controlled this link goes away hence NOT causation, it should also be noted the reason cannabis is toted as a cure all is it is the closest thing Ive ever seen to one for one reason the endocannabinoid system, while this is fairly cutting edge knowledge ANYONE that claims to know about the subject should know this, anyone that still uses cannabis and thc interchangeably is automatically discredited on the subject of cannabis regardless of any other factor this includes experiences with cannabis, education about cannabis or education about drug use thus rendering this whole article nothing more than propaganda it should also be known this is not my opinion, my answer as a expert, user, ect this is a logical deduction that on any other subject would NOT be argued

  • CharleeR

    So, how do you explain my 14 yr old cat being totally cured of Squamous Cell Carcinoma by eating small amounts of Cannabis Oil daily? It is clearly not a placebo and actually has major curative properties and it is able to KILL CANCER cells while leaving healthy cells untouched. This article is a load of CRAP!

  • James Cannon

    Seems like there are a lot of pot-heads on here trying desperately to promote their brain-destroying, home-wrecking pastime!

  • Fraziel

    People should be able to use it if they want regardless of medical benefits. Its a plant growing on earth and I fail to see why any government should be able to tell you people what they can or can’t put in their own bodies, especially when alcohol, a far more harmful drug when abused is legal. Legalise it and apply the same rules to work, driving etc as are applied to alcohol. Of course since when did conservatives care about evidence or logic?

  • Bart Wilson

    But since the legal barriers exist, there still hasn’t been the research needed to show the results this author is looking for. Much of what he said is accurate, but most researchers I know say that more studies need to be done. We don’t even know what all the active ingredients in cannabis do, or how they do it.
    And I know of very few people who take cannabis as a cure for anything (other than pain and nausea). And to clarify something the author stated…. he mentioned that there were other meds for nausea that were better. It depends. On the person, on what pathway is causing the nausea. For some, cannabis exceeds the other medications in reducing nausea…..for those people, cannabis works better than the medical alternatives. Just like with all meds/side effects, it works for some and not for others. Here again is where more research is needed.
    I find this articles tone to be dismissive and some of its statements of fact to be twisted like the anti-vaxxers do with their ‘facts’ — leaving information out.
    The only thing that will end this is if we actually invest in quality research and testing.

  • Draz J Ekiel

    This article is a load of bunk. While I do agree with the statement that cannabis isn’t a magical cure all, and that it’s dangerous to hype it up as such, I feel the author has gone in the exact opposite direction and is under selling its uses.
    If cannabis wasn’t helpful for epilepsy then GW wouldn’t have managed to get epidiolex through clinical trials and approved for market in several nations; including FDA approval in the US.
    Cannabis is very effective for treating pain, it was used in many medicines prior to the 1970’s. So again, it must have passed clinical trials for those purposes.
    It’s been used for the treatment of opiate addicts, to aleviate pain in the legs and cramps during withdrawal. It’s a very good painkiller for other types of pain as well. I also fail to see how it can be said it doesnt increase appetite, that’s something cannabis is pretty famous for..Lol

  • Diprotodon

    Let’s hope for more articles like this so we can read the furious responses of all the outraged stoners! I thought they were supposed to be all mellow?

  • Liz McCauley

    Except PubMed and National Acadamies of Science and Technion and UPenn and UVT and UW and many others have published studies that refute the broad brush of inefficacy and danger of mecical marijuana by this articles author. Unethical to pluck data and opinions that support your view and use those out of context to paint a negative, quite obviously biased picture of marijuana’s medical value. Medical Marijuana when used as an adjunctive therapy with the right cannabinoid and terpene ratios for the targeted disease/disorder has been proven to be highly successful.

    • Robert Todd Levin

      it’s worse than you think. he didn’t even pluck supporting data. if you read what he claims to be citing it doesn’t say what he says. He’s literally making it up whole cloth.

      Here is the original book this article claims to be citing. All 487 pages. The author of this article didn’t bother reading the book.
      https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_eU4fiyZf32ZzBRQ1pVUFBSQ0U

  • Hannah

    Totally understandable to be irritated by idiots promoting cannibus as the only treatment for cancer. It is a complete joke, however to take issue with poor journalism and scientific review through more poor journalism and scientific review!

    What kind of scientist sites a correlation of mental illness and cannibus as though it could be a causation. Any schmo with a schizophrenic buddy knows they use it to manage anxiety just like the rest of us.

    I find it difficult to believe someone who cares about scientific integrity, more than some other agenda wrote this article. I know DEA profiteers are probably super apprehensive about legalization because it means they lose a huge cash cow, but do better on choosing shills, C+ students – or you might actually have to work for a living rather than be legal drug dealers. Lol. 😂 😂 😂

  • CharleeR

    I cured my 14 yr old cat of Squamous Cell Carcinoma, by only feeding him tiny amounts of Cannabis Oil extract. It can cure cancer completely. I watched it work! It has also shown to stop epilepsy, particularly young children with Dravets syndrome that normally would not make it to their teen years due to the damage the 100’s of seizures cause to their brain. This article is full of lies, and the author writing this opinion piece is not a medical Dr, he merely has a Doctorate in Physics, so he knows not of what he speaks.

  • Tiffany Saunders

    I`m vaping cannabis every week and feel myself really great with that. I`ve even found an article about the advantages of smoking marijuana on this site https://vapingdaily.com/

  • Michael Tucker

    “In particular, there was no strong evidence that cannabis was useful for
    the treatment of epilepsy, appetite regulation for Aids patients, ADHD,
    Parkinson’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome. As Dr Sean Hennessy,
    one of the study’s authors, said: ‘Most of the therapeutic reasons people use medical marijuana aren’t substantiated beneficial effects of the plant.’” Has it been tested on non- epileptic seizure sufferers? I am neutral on the subject of legalization, except where it is medically benificial. I am aware that not all non- epileptic seizures occur for the same reasons, but a good cross- section study might prove useful– one way or the other.

  • Adrian Zelski

    How about letting people study it instead of throwing them in jail? How about opening the door to science to truly understand it? This article is terrible in the fact that it doesn’t ask that very simple question. If you really want to discuss this, how about an article asking for research to be allowed instead of being criminal activity?

  • Robert Todd Levin

    This article was written from reading an abstract. you should read the whole source material. it paints a very different picture. the authors bias is all over the article but not the original.
    https://www.nap.edu/login.php?record_id=24625
    or perhaps an unbiased summary of the original
    http://nationalacademies.org/hmd/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2017/Cannabis-Health-Effects/cannabis-conclusions.pdf

  • Robert Todd Levin

    Here is the original book this article is citing. All 487 pages. go to page 14 and see the much longer therapeutic uses list. the author of this article didn’t bother reading the book.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_eU4fiyZf32ZzBRQ1pVUFBSQ0U

  • Rational thinker

    I think the author should have disclosed his affiliations, and would be curious if any of them are to pharmaceutical companies, after all they’re​ the ones most motivated to put disinformation about Cannabis out there.

  • Signify

    I have never cared about the people considered welfare abusers. Corporate abuse always trumps the few who abuse welfare, and, I know that there is not, in fact, a niche for everyone in this world, where even with effort, you can make your way. It isn’t true. But now, people who are receiving benefits and who have their little medical marijuana prescriptions, are buying glass bongs costing, minimally, $28. And, apparently, they break frequently. This pisses me off. Whether marijuana works for them or not, I don’t care. I don’t think that pot possession and use, generally, should be high crimes and misdemeanors, but with marijuana social clubs due to open, along with specialty pot stores, seeing these people who I know are living on welfare benefits, and using medical marijuana, purchasing expensive glass water pipes, (and it also pisses me off that they are treated better by clerks than I am, buying pipe tobacco – they truly are, and I’m no less nice to clerks), I will fight against every single city ordinance and zoning change that will permit mainstreaming marijuana use, and, I’m a hair away from coming down on adults on public assistance, too.

  • Lets face it. People who aren’t long time tokers know nothing about our sacred plant.

    Those that produce anti pot literature are our enemies and not to be trusted.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nHTYT3hoFQ

  • Janet McPhail

    I wonder how many of these articles have been put out there by the pharmaceutical companies. 🤔

  • Lickylick

    Wow this article is obviously written by a pharma advocate. Personally I have witnessed first hand cases of remission of auto immune diseases, the abilities to move and to get out of bed without pain, to be able to quit using a wheelchair to walking unasisted bc of cannabis plus a biologic plus pure thc of marinol. It took all three but remission is the result.

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  • James Tripp

    results presented here show that cannabinoids lead to apoptosis of pancreatic tumor cells via a CB2 receptor and de novo synthesized ceramide-dependent up-regulation of p8 and the endoplasmic reticulum stress–related genes ATF-4 and TRB3.
    These findings may contribute to set the basis for a new therapeutic
    approach for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. (Cancer Res 2006;
    66(13): 6748-55)

    http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/66/13/6748

  • James Tripp

    Antineoplastic Activity of Cannabinoids2

    A. E. Munson

    L. S. Harris

    M. A. Friedman

    W. L. Dewey

    R. A. Carchman

    JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Volume 55, Issue 3, 1 September 1975, Pages 597–602, https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/55.3.597

    Published:

    01 September 1975

    Summary
    Lewis lung adenocarcrnoma growth was retarded by the oral administration of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), Δ8tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ8-THC), and cannabinol (CBN)

    https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article-abstract/55/3/597/912322/Antineoplastic-Activity-of-Cannabinoids2

  • James Tripp

    WAKE UP Doc!

    June 27, 2016

    Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer’s proteins from brain cells

    Preliminary lab studies at the Salk Institute find THC reduces beta amyloid proteins in human neurons

    https://www.salk.edu/news-release/cannabinoids-remove-plaque-forming-alzheimers-proteins-from-brain-cells/

  • R McLaughlin

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Oh god, who’s bankrolling this drivel?

  • Pamela Mccoll

    http://www.cannabisskunksense.co.uk/uploads/site-files/CannabisGeneralFactsJanuary2017.pdf
    here are 33 pages of studies – there is a mountain more if you are interested and enough to make the case that
    marijuana is not safe for human consumption – try checking out Pub Med – 27,000 studies and the news is not good –

  • Wizard6x9

    Fact: cannabis and its compounds have been studied in great detail. In fact, there are over 23,000 published studies about cannabinoids in relation to various illnesses and diseases http://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com/education/#cannabis-research

  • Wizard6x9

    Cannabis patents 2005 – 2010
    Page 3 of 3
    6939977 2005 Analgesic and immunomodulatory cannabinoids – 20110220.230157
    6943266 2005 Bicyclic cannabinoid agonists for the cannabinoid receptor – 20110220.230355
    6949582 2005 Method of relieving analgesia and reducing inflamation using a cannabinoid delivery.. – 20110220.230551
    6974568 2005 Treatment for cough – 20110220.231124
    6995187 2006 Peripheral cannabinoid receptor (cb2) selective ligands – 20110220.231316
    7049329 2006 Amines that inhibit a mammalian anandamide transporter, and methods of use thereof – 20110220.231649
    7057076 2006 Bicyclic and tricyclic cannabinoids – 20110220.231942
    7067539 2006 Cannabinoid receptor ligands – 20110220.232124
    7071213 2006 Cannabinoid receptor ligands – 20110220.232329
    7088914 2006 Device, method and resistive element for vaporizing a medicament – 20110220.232627
    7105685 2006 Cannabinol derivatives – 20110220.232801
    7109245 2006 Vasoconstrictor cannabinoid analogs – 20110220.233007
    7119108 2006 Pyrazole derivatives as cannabinoid receptor antagonists – 20110220.233254
    7129239 2006 Purine compounds and uses thereof – 20110220.233510
    7141669 2006 Cannabiniod receptor ligands and uses thereof – 20110220.233811
    7145012 2006 Cannabinoid receptor ligands and uses thereof – 20110220.234023
    7161016 2007 Cannabimimetic lipid amides as useful medications – 20110220.234200
    7169942 2007 Cannabinoid derivatives, methods of making, and use thereof – 20110220.234343
    7173027 2007 Receptor selective cannabimimetic aminoalkylindoles – 20110220.234621
    7176210 2007 Cannabinoid receptor ligands and uses thereof – 20110220.234841
    7179800 2007 Cannabinoids – 20110220.235606
    7183313 2007 Keto cannabinoids with therapeutic indications – 20110220.235821
    7217732 2007 Cannabinoid receptor agonists – 20110221.000020
    7220743 2007 Heterocyclic cb1 receptor antagonists – 20110221.000208
    7229999 2007 Pyridine-3-carboxamide derivatives as cb1 inverse agonists – 20110221.000408
    7232823 2007 Cannabinoid receptor ligands and uses thereof – 20110221.000602
    7235584 2007 Non psychotropic cannabinoids – 20110221.000739
    7241799 2007 Cannabimimetic indole derivatives – 20110221.000920
    7247628 2007 Cannabinoid receptor ligands and uses thereof – 20110221.001058
    7268133 2007 Cannabinoid receptor ligands and uses thereof – 20110221.001308
    7276516 2007 Cb1 antagonist compounds – 20110221.002759
    7276613 2007 Retro-anandamides, high affinity and stability cannabinoid receptor ligands – 20110221.002935
    7285683 2007 Bicyclic and tricyclic cannabinoids – 20110221.003404
    7285687 2007 Cannabinoids – 20110221.003830
    7294644 2007 Cb 1 receptor inverse agonists – 20110221.004028
    7321047 2008 Separation of tetrahydrocannabinols – 20110221.004243
    7323576 2008 Synthetic route to dronabinol – 20110221.004441
    7329651 2008 Cannabimimetic ligands – 20110221.004633
    7329658 2008 Cannabinoid receptor ligands and uses thereof – 20110221.004825
    7335688 2008 Bicyclic cannabinoid agonists for the cannabinoid receptor – 20110221.005006
    7344736 2008 Extraction of pharmaceutically active components from plant materials – 20110221.005455
    7354929 2008 Cannabinoid receptor ligands and uses thereof – 20110221.010029
    7358245 2008 Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease – 20110221.010322
    7393842 2008 Pyrazole analogs acting on cannabinoid receptors – 20110221.010732
    7399872 2008 Conversion of cbd to delta-8-thc and delta-9-thc – 20110221.011142
    7402686 2008 Cannabinoid crystalline derivatives and process of cannabinoid purification – 20110221.011644
    7592328 2009 Natural cyclodextrin complexes – 20110221.011900
    7592468 2009 Production of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol – 20110221.012444
    7648696 2010 Composition for inhalation comprising delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in a semiaqueous.. – 20110221.012955

  • Wizard6x9

    Cannabis patents 1997 – 2005
    Page 2 of 3
    5716638 1998 Composition for applying active substances to or through the skin – 20110219.161548
    5747524 1998 Cannabinoid receptor antagonists – 20110219.161846
    5804592 1998 Method for improving disturbed behavior and elevating mood in humans – 20110219.162419
    5847128 1998 Water soluble derivatives of cannabinoids – 20110219.162859
    5872148 1999 Compositions useful as a cannabinoid receptor probe – 20110219.163222
    5874459 1999 Anandamide amidase inhibitors as analgesic agents – 20110219.163805
    5925768 1999 pyrazolecarboxamide derivatives having cannabinoid receptor affinity – 20110219.164326
    5932610 1999 Tumor necrosis factor alpha (tnf-alpha) inhibiting pharmaceuticals – 20110219.164744
    5939429 1999 Cardiovascular uses of cannabinoid compounds – 20110219.164958
    5948777 1999 Cannabinoid receptor agonists – 20110219.165232
    5977180 1999 Anandamide analog compositions and method of treating intraocular hypertension usin.. – 20110219.165507
    5990170 1999 Therapeutic use of mono and bicarboxylic acid amides active at the peripheral canna.. – 20110219.165901
    6008383 1999 Method of preparing delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol esters – 20110219.170127
    6013648 2000 Cb2 receptor agonist compounds – 20110219.170359
    6017919 2000 Compounds and pharmaceutical use thereof – 20110219.232239
    6096740 2000 Dexanabinol derivatives and their use as neuroprotective pharmaceutical compositions – 20110219.232844
    6100259 2000 Cannabinoid receptor modulators – 20110219.233213
    6113940 2000 Cannabinoid patch and method for cannabis transdermal delivery – 20110219.233850
    6132762 2000 Transcutaneous application of marijuana – 20110219.234036
    6162829 2000 (3r,4r)-delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol-11-oic acids useful as antiinflammatory agents.. – 20110219.234311
    6166066 2000 Cannabinoids selective for the cb2 receptor – 20110219.234631
    6274635 2001 Alkylated resorcinol derivatives for the treatment of immune diseases – 20110219.235354
    6284788 2001 Use of known agonists of the central cannabinoid receptor cb1 – 20110219.235654
    6328992 2001 Cannabinoid patch and method for cannabis transdermal delivery – 20110220.000814
    6331560 2001 Tumor necrosis factor alpha (tnf-alpha) inhibiting pharmaceuticals – 20110220.002503
    6344474 2002 Use of central cannabinoid receptor antagonists for regulating appetence – 20110220.002717
    6355650 2002 (3r,4r)-delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol-11-oic acids useful as antiinflammatory agents.. – 20110220.002953
    6380175 2002 Method for enhancement of delivery of thc by the administration of its prodrugs via.. – 20110220.003309
    6383513 2002 Compositions comprising cannabinoids – 20110220.003536
    6391909 2002 Anandamide inhibitors as analgesic agents – 20110220.003752
    6448288 2002 Cannabinoid drugs – 20110220.004111
    6509005 2003 delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9 thc) solution metered dose inhaler – 20110220.010440
    6509367 2003 Pyrazole cannabinoid agonist and antagonists – 20110220.010824
    6545041 2003 Tumor necrosis factor alpha (tnf-alpha) inhibiting pharmaceuticals – 20110220.011159
    6563009 2003 Vasodilator cannabinoid analogs – 20110220.011723
    6566560 2003 Resorcinolic compounds – 20110220.012340
    6579900 2003 Anandamide amidase inhibitors as analgesic agents – 20110220.013014
    6610737 2003 Non psychotropic cannabinoids – 20110220.013607
    6630507 2003 Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants – 20110217.040403
    6642258 2003 Use of central cannabinoid receptor antagonist for preparing medicines20110220.141047
    6653304 2003 Cannabinoid receptor modulators, their processes of preparation, and use of cannabi.. – 20110220.141700
    6703418 2004 Appetite stimulation and induction of weight gain in patients suffering from sympto.. – 20110220.141926
    6713048 2004 Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9 thc) solution metered dose inhalers and metho.. – 20110220.142152
    6747058 2004 Stable composition for inhalation therapy comprising delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol a.. – 20110220.142350
    6825209 2004 Compounds having unique cb1 receptor binding selectivity and methods for their prod.. – 20110220.142627
    6864291 2005 Agonists specific for the peripheral cannabinoid receptor – 20110220.142827
    6900236 2005 Cannabimimetic indole derivatives – 20110220.143112
    6903137 2005 Agonists specific for the peripheral cannabinoid receptor – 20110220.144738
    6930122 2005 Use of central cannabinoid receptor antagonist for preparing medicines designed to .. – 20110220.225951

  • Wizard6x9

    Cannabis patents 1942 – 1997
    Page 1 of 3
    2304669 1942 Isolation of cannabidiol – 20110217.005017
    2354492 1944 Marihuana active compound – 20110217.005419
    2419934 1947 Optically active tetrahydrodibenzopyrans having marihuana activity and process for .. – 20110217.010128
    2419935 1947 Marihuana active compounds – 20110217.010934
    2419936 1947 Preparation of compounds with marihuana activity – 20110217.011517
    2509386 1950 Dibenzopyran marihuana-like compounds – 20110217.012129
    2509387 1950 Dibenzopyran marihuana-like compounds – 20110217.012513
    3668224 1972 Process of producing 6a, 10a-trans-6a,7,8,10a-tetrahydrodibenzo (b,d)-pyrans – 20110217.013244
    3728360 1973 Ester derivatives of tetrahydrocannabinol – 20110217.013646
    3734930 1973 Direct synthesis of (-)-trans-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol from olivetol and (+)-tr.. – 20110217.005434
    4025516 1977 Process for the preparation of (-)-6a,10a-trans-6a,7,8,10a-tetrahydrodibenzo[b,d]-p.. – 20110217.022419
    4116979 1978 Process for the preparation of (-)-6a,10a-trans-6a,7,8,10a-tetrahydrodibenzo[b,d]-p.. – 20110217.030800
    4126694 1978 Composition and method for treating glaucoma – 20110217.031302
    4126695 1978 Anti-glaucoma composition and method – 20110217.031624
    4179517 1979 Novel tetrahydrocannabinol type compounds – 20110217.032121
    4189491 1980 Tetrahydrocannabinol in a method of treating glaucoma – 20110217.032351
    4195078 1980 Nabilone granulation – 20110219.131638
    4279824 1981 Method and apparatus for processing herbaceous plant materials including the plant .. – 20110221.005824
    4315862 1982 Process for preparing cannabichromene – 20110219.132528
    4327028 1982 Composition of matter – 20110219.132854
    4464378 1984 Method of administering narcotic antagonists and analgesics – 20110219.134318
    4476140 1984 Composition and method for treatment of glaucoma – 20110219.133925
    4758597 1988 Carenadiol and derivatives – 20110220.235422
    4837228 1989 Antiinflammatory and antimicrobial compounds and compositions – 20110219.135422
    4847290 1989 Delta 1-thc-7-oic acid and analgesic and anti-inflammatory agents – 20110219.140914
    4876276 1989 (3s-4s)-7-hydroxy-delta-6-tetrahydrocannabinols – 20110219.141600
    4933363 1990 Method for effecting systemic delivery of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol – 20110219.144031
    5227537 1993 Method for the production of 6,12-dihydro-6-hydroxy-cannabidiol and the use thereof.. – 20110221.005135
    5237057 1993 Tetrahydrocannabinol derivatives and protein and polypeptide tetrahydrocannabinol d.. – 20110219.144538
    5292899 1994 Synthesis of 11-nor-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid glucuronide – 20110219.145249
    5302703 1994 Tetrahydrocannabinol derivatives and protein and polypeptide tetrahydrocannabinol d.. – 20110219.145809
    5338753 1994 (3r,4r)-delta-6-tetrahydrocannabinol-7-oic acids useful as antiinflammatory agents .. – 20110219.150617
    5342971 1994 Process for the preparation of dibenzo[b,d]pyrans – 20110219.150655
    5389375 1995 Stable suppository formulations effecting bioavailability of delta-9-thc – 20110219.151015
    5440052 1995 Compositions useful as a cannabinoid receptor probe – 20110219.151453
    5508037 1996 Stable suppository formulations effecting bioavailability of delta-9-thc – 20110219.151931
    5532237 1996 Indole derivatives with affinity for the cannabinoid receptor – 20110219.152606
    5538993 1996 Certain tetrahydrocannabinol-7-oic acid derivatives – 20110219.152901
    5596106 1997 Cannabinoid receptor antagonists – 20110219.153207
    5605906 1997 Cannabinoid receptor agonists – 20110219.153325
    5605928 1997 Antiemetic compositions – 20110219.153523
    5631297 1997 Anandamides useful for the treatment of intraocular hypertension… – 20110219.160906
    5635530 1997 (3s,4s)-delta-6-tetrahydrocannabinol-7-oic acids and derivatives thereof, processor.. – 20110219.154139
    5688825 1997 Anandamide amidase inhibitors as analgesic agents – 20110219.161202

  • Wizard6x9

    42 Medical Studies that Prove Cannabis Can Cure Cancer

    Cures Brain Cancer
    1.http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v95/n2/abs/6603236a.html
    2.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11479216
    3.http://www.jneurosci.org/content/21/17/6475.abstract
    4.http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/308/3/838.abstract
    5.http://mct.aacrjournals.org/content/10/1/90.abstract
    6.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17952650
    7.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1576089/
    8.http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37948
    9.http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/64/16/5617.full

    Cures Mouth and Throat Cancer
    10.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20516734

    Cures Breast Cancer
    11.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20859676
    12.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18025276
    13.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21915267
    14.http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/early/2006/05/25/jpet.106.105247.full.pdf+html
    15.http://www.molecular-cancer.com/content/9/1/196
    16.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22776349
    17.http://www.pnas.org/content/95/14/8375.full.pdf+html
    18.http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/66/13/6615.abstract
    19.http://endo.endojournals.org/content/141/1/118.abstract#fn-1

    Cures Lung Cancer
    20.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22198381
    21.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21097714
    22.http://www.nature.com/onc/journal/v27/n3/abs/1210641a.html

    Cures Uterine, Testicular, and Pancreatic Cancers
    23.http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page4
    24.http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/66/13/6748.abstract

    Cures Prostate Cancer
    25.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12746841?dopt=Abstract
    26.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339795/?tool=pubmed
    27.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22594963

    Cures Colorectal Cancer
    28.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22231745
    29.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442536
    30.http://safeaccess.ca/research/pdf/MD_AndersonCancerStudy.pdf
    31.http://gut.bmj.com/content/54/12/1741.abstract

    Cures Ovarian Cancer
    32.http://www.aacrmeetingabstracts.org/cgi/content/abstract/2006/1/1084

    Curse Blood Cancer
    33.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12091357
    34.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16908594
    35.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijc.23584/abstract
    36.http://molpharm.aspetjournals.org/content/70/5/1612.abstract

    Cures Skin Cancer
    37.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12511587

    Cures Liver Cancer
    38.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21475304

    Cures Biliary Tract Cancer
    39.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793

    Cures Bladder Cancer
    40.http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/803983 (Sign-up required to view)

    Cures Cancer in General
    41.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12514108
    42.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15313899

  • Wizard6x9

    Study Finds Cannabinoids Can Kill Gastric Cancers Cells
    http://www.hempforfuture.com/…/study-finds…/

    Study: Marijuana prevents spread of cancer
    http://www.salon.com/…/study_marijuana_prevents_spread…/

    Cannabis Extract Fights ‘Incurable Form’ of Leukemia
    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/…/cannabis-extract-fights…

    Worth repeating: National Cancer Institute says pot fights cancer
    http://blog.sfgate.com/…/worth-repeating-national…/

    Cannabis Oil Cures 8 Month Old Infant of Cancer, Dissolving Large Inoperable Tumor In 8 Months
    http://www.wakingtimes.com/…/cannabis-oil-cures-8…/

    Cannabis could cure cancer, US preventing marijuana research, study
    http://www.examiner.com/…/cannabis-could-cure-cancer-us…

    Harvard Study says Marijuana Cures Cancer
    http://www.endalldisease.com/harvard-study-says…/

    The Top 4 Medical Studies That Prove Cannabis Can Cure Brain Cancer
    http://www.collective-evolution.com/…/the-top-4…/

    New Research Shows Marijuana Compounds Do Fight Cancer
    http://mjnewsnetwork.com/…/new-research-shows…/

    Cannabis Can Prevent Cancer Caused By Cigarette Use, According To New Study http://www.thctotalhealthcare.com/cannabis-can-prevent…/

    Molecular Biologist Explains How THC Completely Kills Cancer Cells
    http://www.collective-evolution.com/…/molecular…/

    34 Medical Studies for the Skeptic Confirming that Cannabis Can Cure Cancer http://www.realfarmacy.com/34-medical-studies-for-the…/…

  • Wizard6x9

    700 MEDICINAL USES OF CANNABIS SORTED BY DISEASE http://linkis.com/snip.ly/3bsFs

  • david aren

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  • Dominic Gagné

    It’s funny how people think they know something and everybody else except them are right!!! They debate only with personal opinion’s and don’t respect others people views!!! They attack (so many haters on the internet) people personally and degrade them because they know it all, but have no facts or evidence to back up their personal view!!! “The insult is what remains to those who have neither the culture to express otherwise, nor the intelligence to counter arguments some people did not understand that they could give their opinion without having to insult those who are of a contrary opinion. The insult is in itself a statement of failure. It is the expression of intellectual misery indeed it is the weapon of the weak”!!! Usually if someone uses the word “Projection” they are the ones doing it and will prove it with their action or in their discussion (get caught actually doing it every time, because the problem is never them but everybody else)!!! This article is bullshit (disinformation), it’s not because western medicine is clueless of the virtues of cannabis, that other culture are!!! Big pharma doesn’t want you to know!!! Theirs enough information and studies out there on the net just have to search it, but I will give you a good start!!! I will show you how to go fishing, instead of giving you fish!!!

    Here’s a little history course 101 on medical virtue of cannabis;

    “Cannabis as a medicine was used before the Christian era in Asia, mainly in India. The introduction of cannabis in the Western medicine occurred in the midst of the 19th century, reaching the climax in the last decade of that century, with the availability and usage of cannabis extracts or tinctures. In the first decades of the 20th century, the Western medical use of cannabis significantly decreased largely due to difficulties to obtain consistent results from batches of plant material of different potencies. The identification of the chemical structure of cannabis components and the possibility of obtaining its pure constituents were related to a significant increase in scientific interest in such plant, since 1965. This interest was renewed in the 1990’s with the description of cannabinoid receptors and the identification of an endogenous cannabinoid system in the brain. A new and more consistent cycle of the use of cannabis derivatives as medication begins, since treatment effectiveness and safety started to be scientifically proven.

    The use of cannabis as a medicine by ancient Chinese was reported in the world’s oldest pharmacopoeia, the pen-ts’ao ching which was compiled in the first century of this Era, but based on oral traditions passed down from the time of Emperor Shen-Nung, who lived during the years 2.700 B.C. Indications for the use of cannabis included: rheumatic pain, intestinal constipation, disorders of the female reproductive system, malaria, and others. In the beginning of the Christian Era, Hua T’o, the founder of Chinese surgery (A.D. 110 – 207), used a compound of the plant, taken with wine, to anesthetize patients during surgical operations.

    The Chinese used mainly the seeds of cannabis for medical purposes; therefore, it may be assumed that they were referring to that part of the plant when describing its medicinal properties. Until today, cannabis seeds continue to be used as a laxative by Chinese physicians. It is acknowledged that the seeds are practically deficient in D9-tetrahydrocannabinol (D9-THC), which is considered the plant’s main active constituent, and is mainly composed of essential fatty acids and proteins. Today some of these fatty acids are considered as having therapeutic effects, such as the g-linoleic acid, whose topical use is recommended for eczema and psoriasis, and its oral use for atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory diseases. In China, the medical use of cannabis never reached the importance it did in India.

    In India, the medical and religious use of cannabis probably began together around 1000 years B.C.6 The plant was used for in numerous functions, such as: analgesic (neuralgia, headache, toothache), anticonvulsant (epilepsy, tetanus, rabies), hypnotic, tranquilizer (anxiety, mania, hysteria), anesthetic, anti-inflammatory (rheumatism and other inflammatory diseases), antibiotic (topical use on skin infections, erysipelas, tuberculosis), antiparasite (internal and external worms), antispasmodic (colic, diarrhea), digestive, appetite stimulant, diuretic, aphrodisiac or anaphrodisiac, antitussive and expectorant (bronchitis, asthma).

    Furthermore, cannabis was traditionally considered sacred in Tibet, although little has been written about its religious or medicinal use. In Tantric Buddhism, which was developed in the Himalayas, cannabis was used to facilitate meditation. Though seldom reported, it is believed that the medical use of cannabis in Tibet was intense due to the following reasons: the concepts of Tibetan medicine stem from Hindi medicine; botany was of great importance in its pharmacopoeia; and, finally, cannabis was abundant in that region.

    Reference to the use of cannabis by the Greeks and the Romans are scarce, suggesting that it was little used by these people. In the beginning of the Christian Era, there are two references of the use of the seed’s juice for earache and to drive worms and insects out of the ears.

    In Arabia, well-known physicians mentioned cannabis in their medical compendiums, as Avicena, in the year 1000 A.D. Muslim texts mention the use of cannabis as a diuretic, digestive, anti-flatulent, ‘to clean the brain’, and to soothe pain of the ears. In 1464, Ibn al-Badri reported that the epileptic son of the caliph’s chamberlain was treated with the plant’s resin, and stated: it (cannabis) cured him completely, but he became an addict who could not for a moment be without the drug’.

    Cannabis is known in Africa at least since the 15th century, and its use was, possibly, introduced by Arab traders, somehow connected to India. This is evidenced by the similarity of the terms used for preparing the plant in Africa and India. In Africa, the plant was used for snake bite, to facilitate childbirth, malaria, fever, blood poisoning, anthrax, asthma, and dysentery.

    The medical indications of cannabis, in the beginning of the 20th century, were summarized in Sajous’s Analytic Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine (1924) in three areas:

    1) Sedative or Hypnotic: in insomnia, senile insomnia, melancholia, mania, delirium tremens, chorea, tetanus, rabies, hay fever, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, coughs, paralysis agitans, exophthalmic goiter, spasm of the bladder, and gonorrhea.

    2) Analgesic: in headaches, migraine, eye-strain, menopause, brain tumors, tic douloureux, neuralgia, gastric ulcer, gastralgia (indigestion), tabes, multiple neuritis, pain not due to lesions, uterine disturbances, dysmenorrhea, chronic inflammation, menorrhagia, impending abortion, postpartum hemorrhage, acute rheumatism, eczema, senile pruritus, tingling, formication and numbness of gout, and for relief of dental pain.

    3) Other uses: to improve appetite and digestion, for the ‘pronounced anorexia following exhausting diseases’, gastric neuroses, dyspepsia, diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, nephritis, hematuria, diabetes mellitus, cardiac palpitation, vertigo, sexual atony in the female, and impotence in the male.”

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    “Here is a list of links from reputable sources that prove that cannabis does in fact cure cancer;

    Cannabis kills Tumor cells:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1576089
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20090845
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/616322
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14640910
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19480992
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15275820
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15638794
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16818650
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17952650
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20307616
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16616335
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16624285
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10700234
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17675107
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14617682
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17342320
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16893424
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15026328
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16818634
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12648025
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22624859

    Cannabis Cures Colorectal Cancer:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22231745
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17583570
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25269802
    Cannabinoids in intestinal inflammation and cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442536?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubme d_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=22

    Cannabis use and cancer of the head and neck: Case-control study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2277494

    Cannabis THC at high doses in area, inhibits cholangiocarcinoma cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793?itool=Email.EmailReport.Pubmed_ReportSel ector.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=6

    NCBI is a search engine for scientific and medical journals. If you open the links you will see that the information comes from many different sources.”

    To finish I would like to state that if anyone who wants to argue with is personal opinion don’t waste my time!!! I like to learn to, give me scientific facts, information from professional, personal experience, article with reputable sources and so on!!! Hope it will help some people to understand more the topic and have fun on your own personal research!!! Knowledge is power; it’s time to enlighten those that are ignorant!!! Don’t forget that the earth is flat, it also evolve around your belly button and Julius Caesar die of natural cause!!! ;p