It’s quite remarkable how many ‘success’ stories are out there when it comes to using cannabis for medicinal purposes. If we consider cancer, for example, many people have used or incorporated medical marijuana into their healing routine. One great example is Mykala Comstock. Mykala had T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a very rare and aggressive form of childhood leukaemia. In July of 2012, doctors discovered a basketball-sized mass of lymphoblasts in her chest. Her mass was so large that she was not able to be sedated for risk of death from the pressure on her esophagus and heart. Chemotherapy wasn’t working, so it got to the point where doctors strongly recommended a bone marrow transplant along with full body radiation. Her parents said no, and started using a strict cannabis routine from that point on. Ever since she started, the cancer went into remission. It’s now four years later and Mykala is still completely cancer free. This is just one of many examples.
Earlier this year we (Collective Evolution) covered a story regarding a little girl who is using cannabis to treat her epilepsy. You can watch below:
When it comes to cannabis and science, it’s firmly established in scientific literature that this plant has a wide range of health benefits, and many people are choosing to opt out of traditional treatment, which doesn’t always work (neither does cannabis), to try cannabis. Here is a great video of a molecular biologist explaining how THC completely destroys cancer cells. It’s not just THC, however, it’s also other ingredients found within the plant. Here is a list we published almost three years ago of 20 medical studies proving that cannabis shows very strong potential for cancer treatment. These types of discoveries are important, especially given the fact that prescription medications have raised a lot of controversy. Fraudulent science has kills more than 100,000 people a year in the United States alone.
Below is another remarkable story of a young woman who was bedridden for years, with multiple ailments, as explained in the video. She was on a variety of prescription medications, and doctors were not sure if she would even make it to see the age of 30. She decided to consult a doctor about his experience with patients and how they use cannabis. She went on a cannabis juicing treatment and the results were so significant that it changed her life.
It’s ridiculous how many people still believe that cannabis is not medicine. This is a gift from nature, and the science is quite clear. That being said, there are still many unknowns. For example, cannabis use for medicinal purposes on a young developing brain could have some negative consequences, but there is still a lot of research to do. It’s sad to see that no clinical trials have been set up given how much promise this plant has shown. On the contrary, the instant a pharmaceutical grade drug shows some promise, it’s made available for clinical trials right away. There is something not quite right about that.
It’s important to note that when it comes to using cannabis for medicinal purposes, it’s not just something you can go and do. You are going to have to talk to doctors who have treated people, find out the correct methods and dosage depending on your disease, and more. For those who have done any sort of research into this subject, you would know that the medicinal benefits from cannabis do not come from smoking it, although it may help some people relieve pain, deal with stress, and cope with anxiety.
As one doctors points out in the video above:
The thing that I warn my patients of is if you’re going to be juicing this flower and this leaf you are going to be doing this high dose non-psychoactive cannabinoid dietary approach, please do not heat it.
When you heat cannabis, not only do you make it psychoactive, you completely change the chemical structure of the plant, and that includes its medicinal properties, also brought up in the video above.
To use the plant effectively we have to use it the way it evolved for 34 millions years, which is raw, because when it’s raw, the THC is bound up as THC acid.