When the laws surrounding cannabis (an easy to grow 'weed' which any person can grow in their garden with NO technical knowledge or expertise needed) was reclassified a Class B substance in January of 2009 the UK Labour government told the public it was as a result of the 'possible' health risks which could arise from smoking the 'new' strains of cannabis which were super-high in THC.
A substance which could (might, maybe) cause psychosis in a small number of people who use it regularly.
And this, regardless of the fact the United States has for over 30 years supplied cannabis to patients who were in receipt of a doctors recommendation.
Cannabis which is grown on a government funded facility in Michigan no less.
You couldn't make this up.
Within the time-scale of cannabis being DE-classified as a class C substance (2004 - the law was changed by THEN Home Secretary David Blunkett), and the recent re-classification back to a class B substance, Canadian medical cannabis advocate Rick Simpson has finally managed to get his story out into the public domain, and quite a story it is too as it tells of a widely available, easy to acquire and perhaps more importantly CHEAP substance which remarkably, has the ability to get rid off blemishes on the skin, including moles and certain types of skin cancer.
And this, on TOP of its proven analgesic properties, as supported by the American College of Physicians , The Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Lymphoma and Leukemia Society .
With direct applications of Simpsons Hemp Oil, which is a heady concoction which comprises of pure THC glands, (this stuff would rock your world if you vaped it in a VaporStar Vaporizer), moles and other cell formations which can rapidly divide and multiply, were seen to just shrivel up and die after a period of exposure.
Incidentaly, Rick Simpson's evidence has been video-recorded for posterity many times, and you will find an eye-opening collection of his works by visiting Rick Simpson's YouTube movies. Manuel Guzman Study - Madrid
Then of course we had the cannabinoid study from Madrid , in which Manuel Guzman reported that cannabinoids, the active components of cannabis, inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animals.
They do so by modulating key cell-signalling pathways, thereby inducing direct growth arrest and death of tumor cells, as well as by inhibiting the growth of blood vessels that supply the tumor.
All cell division processes have a 'switch'. The reason we have so much trouble curing cancer, is as a result of our inability to find the switch which turns the cancer off. Resulting in cell division gathering pace until it (the cancer) takes over the entire host, (normally a vital organ). At this stage cancer is 'terminal' more often than not.
Is this a pattern forming? Or just another conspiracy theory?
Make your mind up only after reading the next section.
JWH-018 Cures Cancer?
Published today, September 18th 2009, on a news website dedicated to Urology Professionals, (www.urotoday.com ), was the headline; 'Inhibition of human tumour prostate PC-3 cell growth by cannabinoids R(+)-Methanandamide and JWH-015' which is a close relation to the newly banned JHW-018.
And this, after a German scientist claimed to have found a substance romantically named 'JWH-018' in a pouch of Spice artificial cannabis, which would ultimately see Spice being banned from most of the civilised world.
According to Christopher P Evans M.D, who is a Contributing Editor with UroToday.Com, "..investigators have found that JWH-015 inhibited human prostate cancer cell xenograft growth in mice. The study’s conclusion is that CB2 receptor agonists have potential therapeutic application in the treatment of human prostate cancer.
So it turns out the active ingredient in Spice artificial cannabis could have cancer curing properties as a result of its ability to 'tweak' our in built CB1 and CB2 receptors. A tweak which is necessary to shut down the processes cancer cells need to multiply and grow.
So clearly someone in the pharmaceutical industry is playing a big part in keeping nature's safest cure for certain types of cancer, firmly locked away from those that need it most.
Its quite a story, and one I thought you may be interested in. Please tell your friends.
By Ian Malley
CannaZine Cannabis News