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Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in '74

Post#1 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:19 pm

There is a reason why I call them the MEDICAL DEATH CARTEL...
How many AMericans have suffered thru these POS criminal actions. Having REAL cures, BUT NOT offering them to the SUFFERING. Hang them ALL. No quarter given to these parasites.

Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in '74
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Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in '74
By Raymond Cushing, AlterNet
Posted on May 31, 2000, Printed on May 3, 2007
The term medical marijuana took on dramatic new meaning in February, 2000 when researchers in Madrid announced they had destroyed incurable brain tumors in rats by injecting them with THC, the active ingredient in cannabis.

The Madrid study marks only the second time that THC has been administered to tumor-bearing animals; the first was a Virginia investigation 26 years ago. In both studies, the THC shrank or destroyed tumors in a majority of the test subjects.

Most Americans don't know anything about the Madrid discovery. Virtually no major U.S. newspapers carried the story, which ran only once on the AP and UPI news wires, on Feb. 29, 2000.

The ominous part is that this isn't the first time scientists have discovered that THC shrinks tumors. In 1974 researchers at the Medical College of Virginia, who had been funded by the National Institute of Health to find evidence that marijuana damages the immune system, found instead that THC slowed the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice -- lung and breast cancer, and a virus-induced leukemia.

The DEA quickly shut down the Virginia study and all further cannabis/tumor research, according to Jack Herer, who reports on the events in his book, "The Emperor Wears No Clothes." In 1976 President Gerald Ford put an end to all public cannabis research and granted exclusive research rights to major pharmaceutical companies, who set out -- unsuccessfully -- to develop synthetic forms of THC that would deliver all the medical benefits without the "high."

The Madrid researchers reported in the March issue of "Nature Medicine" that they injected the brains of 45 rats with cancer cells, producing tumors whose presence they confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). On the 12th day they injected 15 of the rats with THC and 15 with Win-55,212-2 a synthetic compound similar to THC. "All the rats left untreated uniformly died 12-18 days after glioma (brain cancer) cell inoculation ... Cannabinoid (THC)-treated rats survived significantly longer than control rats. THC administration was ineffective in three rats, which died by days 16-18. Nine of the THC-treated rats surpassed the time of death of untreated rats, and survived up to 19-35 days. Moreover, the tumor was completely eradicated in three of the treated rats." The rats treated with Win-55,212-2 showed similar results.

The Spanish researchers, led by Dr. Manuel Guzman of Complutense University, also irrigated healthy rats' brains with large doses of THC for seven days, to test for harmful biochemical or neurological effects. They found none.

"Careful MRI analysis of all those tumor-free rats showed no sign of damage related to necrosis, edema, infection or trauma ... We also examined other potential side effects of cannabinoid administration. In both tumor-free and tumor-bearing rats, cannabinoid administration induced no substantial change in behavioral parameters such as motor coordination or physical activity. Food and water intake as well as body weight gain were unaffected during and after cannabinoid delivery. Likewise, the general hematological profiles of cannabinoid-treated rats were normal. Thus, neither biochemical parameters nor markers of tissue damage changed substantially during the 7-day delivery period or for at least 2 months after cannabinoid treatment ended."

Guzman's investigation is the only time since the 1974 Virginia study that THC has been administered to live tumor-bearing animals. (The Spanish researchers cite a 1998 study in which cannabinoids inhibited breast cancer cell proliferation, but that was a "petri dish" experiment that didn't involve live subjects.)

In an email interview for this story, the Madrid researcher said he had heard of the Virginia study, but had never been able to locate literature on it. Hence, the Nature Medicine article characterizes the new study as the first on tumor-laden animals and doesn't cite the 1974 Virginia investigation.

"I am aware of the existence of that research. In fact I have attempted many times to obtain the journal article on the original investigation by these people, but it has proven impossible." Guzman said.

In 1983 the Reagan/Bush Administration tried to persuade American universities and researchers to destroy all 1966-76 cannabis research work, including compendiums in libraries, reports Jack Herer, who states, "We know that large amounts of information have since disappeared."

Guzman provided the title of the work -- "Antineoplastic activity of cannabinoids," an article in a 1975 Journal of the National Cancer Institute -- and this writer obtained a copy at the University of California medical school library in Davis and faxed it to Madrid.

The summary of the Virginia study begins, "Lewis lung adenocarcinoma growth was retarded by the oral administration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinol (CBN)" -- two types of cannabinoids, a family of active components in marijuana. "Mice treated for 20 consecutive days with THC and CBN had reduced primary tumor size."

The 1975 journal article doesn't mention breast cancer tumors, which featured in the only newspaper story ever to appear about the 1974 study -- in the Local section of the Washington Post on August 18, 1974. Under the headline, "Cancer Curb Is Studied," it read in part:

"The active chemical agent in marijuana curbs the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice and may also suppress the immunity reaction that causes rejection of organ transplants, a Medical College of Virginia team has discovered." The researchers "found that THC slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36 percent."

Guzman, writing from Madrid, was eloquent in his response after this writer faxed him the clipping from the Washington Post of a quarter century ago. In translation, he wrote:

"It is extremely interesting to me, the hope that the project seemed to awaken at that moment, and the sad evolution of events during the years following the discovery, until now we once again Œdraw back the veil‚ over the anti-tumoral power of THC, twenty-five years later. Unfortunately, the world bumps along between such moments of hope and long periods of intellectual castration."

News coverage of the Madrid discovery has been virtually nonexistent in this country. The news broke quietly on Feb. 29, 2000 with a story that ran once on the UPI wire about the Nature Medicine article. This writer stumbled on it through a link that appeared briefly on the Drudge Report web page. The New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times all ignored the story, even though its newsworthiness is indisputable: a benign substance occurring in nature destroys deadly brain tumors.

Raymond Cushing is a journalist, musician and filmmaker. This article was named by Project Censored as a "Top Censored Story of 2000."

© 2007 Independent Media Institute. All rights reserved.
View this story online at: http://www.alternet.org/story/9257/

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Bong Rips Cure Cancer?

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Bong Rips Cure Cancer?
Posted by CN Staff on October 07, 2008 at 10:14:33 PT
By Alex Hoffman Source: Daily Nexus

cannabis USA -- You read that right, my sleepy-eyed stoners. Cannabis CURES cancer. Okay, that is a bit of propaganda wrapped up in overstatement. But guess what? It is our turn to spread the real propaganda of ganja.

The thing that the government, religious fanatics and our parents alike will hate the most about our propaganda is that it is full of truth.

According to “The Cannabible 3,” in 1974, a study funded by the United States Federal Government found evidence demonstrating that Tetrahydrocannabinol, the most active cannabinoid in cannabis, reduces growth rates of three kinds of cancer. The assholes in the Drug Enforcement Administration office decided it might be bad for business if the public knew this. No major media outlets reported the story and research was halted in that area.

“What a pothead” you scoff. “Believing some pipe-dream a stoner threw into a book about weed.” Oh, ye of little faith. Still can’t trust your brethren to be intelligent on the most important issues facing the world?

Do you trust scientists working at Harvard to be intelligent? On April 17, 2007, www.sciencedaily.com reported on Harvard researchers delving deeper into the relationship between cannabis and cancer. “‘The beauty of this study is that we are showing that a substance of abuse, if used prudently, may offer a new road to therapy against lung cancer,’ said Anju Preet, Ph.D., a researcher in the Division of Experimental Medicine.”

Since the initial discovery in 1974, multiple international studies have confirmed that THC can halt or reverse the growth of cancer cells. In Germany: A study demonstrates the anti-cancerous effect of cannabinoids in lung and cervical cancer. At the Complutense University of Madrid Spain: One third of infected rats have their brain tumors eliminated after treatment with synthetic THC. In Italy: Cannabinol is shown to inhibit the growth of cancerous glioma cells, both in vitro and in vivo. The list goes on.

Perhaps the study most worth mentioning is a secret study financed by the U.S. government. In 1997, it was leaked to the media that the U.S. National Toxicology Program had conducted a study worth $2 million, pointing to the fact that THC protected against malignant tumors. This is the only other study funded by the government to investigate the anti-cancerous properties. As with the first study, the findings were kept away from the public eye for a few years. News of this event came only after an inside source deliberately took the report to the media.

Taking stock of this situation is sure to confuse and enrage. Let Mary Jane soothe the rage as I take care of the confusion. (Mary Jane has trouble helping with confusion. It is not her fault, she’s just too stoned to figure out how.) The situation is as follows: we are surrounded by liars. All our short stoner lives, people have been telling us that smoking marijuana will give us cancer. Scary lies like “One joint is equal to 20 cigarettes” are paraded as facts. The government, the one by the people and for the people, takes our taxes to fund studies that may lead to the cure for cancer, then hides the results from us.

The media chooses not to publicize these findings because then there would be less time to terrorize us with stories of violence and despair. Health care providers, the people supposedly fighting diseases for the benefit of others, are not interested in learning more about this issue. It is hard to blame them, though. How can that juggernaut of an industry support itself when a cure for cancer could be grown in a person’s back yard?

Health care providers have to be able to pay the scientists, do the research, discover the drug and test the pill, which has to pass the tests set up by the feds, so they can make money. This is so the public “knows” that when they have to buy health care to pay to see the doctor. How else are you going to afford those little white pills the pharmacy gives you instead of letting you know that many ailments can be cured by changes in diet, exercise or cheaper, natural, healthier substances, like weed?

So, does cannabis prevent or possibly even cure cancer? Pass me that bong and we’ll find out together.

Note: The Truth About Weed the Feds Don’t Want You To Know

Daily Nexus drug columnist Alex Coffman is sure a sack of weed can write his term papers and take his midterm too.

Source: Daily Nexus (CA Edu)
Author: Alex Hoffman
Published: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - Issue 10 - Volume 89
Copyright: 2008 Daily Nexus
Contact: opinion@dailynexus.com
Website: http://www.ucsbdailynexus.com/

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Comment #11 posted by Storm Crow on October 07, 2008 at 21:14:48 PT
See if this works now!
http://boards.cannabis.com/medicinal-ca ... -list.html

Thank you for alerting me to that!

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Comment #10 posted by Sam Adams on October 07, 2008 at 17:21:32 PT
SC list

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Comment #9 posted by Sam Adams on October 07, 2008 at 17:15:36 PT
Storm Crow
The link does not seem to work - do you have another one? I know you've posted your great index to medical studies on icmag as well, I will look for it there.

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Comment #8 posted by Storm Crow on October 07, 2008 at 14:48:59 PT
I think this says it all.........
http://boards.cannabis.com/medicinal-ca ... -list.html

Scroll down to "Cancer- breast" and start reading from there!

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Comment #7 posted by museman on October 07, 2008 at 13:46:41 PT
How come 'Jesus' gets industrial disease?
One of of my own personal favorite bands


The words are a bit hard to make out, there's probably a better version, but this is the original video I think.

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpmns84Ra90

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Comment #6 posted by dongenero on October 07, 2008 at 13:14:49 PT
cancer deaths since 1974 study....
approximately 550,000 cancer deaths per year in the US according to medicalnewstoday.com

Approximately 6 million cancer deaths per year worldwide according to WHO.

So since that initial finding in 1974 of the effect of cannabis on cancer growth rates, 18,700,000 have died of cancer in the US.

Since 1974, 204,000,000 worldwide have died of cancer.

As soon as I started arriving at these numbers, the question of population control crossed my mind. I'm not much of one for far fetched conspiracy theories but, these numbers are big and there is no denying there has been systematic suppression of information.

Whether the reason for this suppression is stupid culture wars, population control, pharmaceutical profits, to suppress these findings and to squash additional research into cannabis and it's cancer protective properties, is truly criminal.

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Comment #5 posted by HempWorld on October 07, 2008 at 13:09:40 PT
I forgot to mention that 1937 was also the year
the American Cancer Research Institute was founded. With the elimination of cannabis/marijuana and the disbanding of the pharmaceutical consortium all in 1937. Again, coincidence?

* On a mission from God!

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Comment #4 posted by Sam Adams on October 07, 2008 at 12:32:13 PT
big pharma at work
The cancer industry is very powerful. Go to naturalsnews.com and read more. The federal government wouldn't even let people say that Vitamin D prevents cancer. They don't want to prevent cancer, they want you to take 5 rounds of chemo and bill you out the wazoo.

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Comment #3 posted by HempWorld on October 07, 2008 at 12:00:55 PT
What give the US Government the right to suppress
a cure for cancer? Just because of money? Or because of ideology? (i.e. racism)

These are the questions, my friends ...

This is the biggest holocaust in planet earth's history. Much bigger than the murder of the Jews, which, is all done by the same people/families and corporations up to today.

And the media and the people around the world are too stupid or brainwashed to get it, until they get cancer ...

* Pure Fascism As Long As Cannabis Is Illegal!

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Comment #2 posted by HempWorld on October 07, 2008 at 11:23:29 PT
Cannabis Cures Cancer!
This FACT was already discovered in 1937, the same year cannabis/marijuana was made illegal. Coincidence you think?

A consortium of US Pharmaceutical companies was set up in 1934 to study cannabis. After about 3-4 years the scientists found that cannabis had extreme healing properties including a cure for cancer. Cancer back then, was a virtually unknown disease also called, industrial disease.

Of course, now we know that cancer is caused by all the chemical agents in our environment, thanks to Du Pont and Dow Chemical, two prime polluters of our planet.

And so cannabis/marijuana was officially put to death, scientifically speaking. It is forbidden verboten, you cannot have it and you cannot research it. Meanwhile cancer as a disease is spreading like wildfire and all the people (and pets) we can cure are dying in the hospitals while being bilked out of their money.

* On a mission from God!

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Comment #1 posted by Vincent on October 07, 2008 at 10:54:27 PT:

Bong Rips Cure Cancer
I like this article, it's very amusing. This is the type of story that we need in this uptight world. Sometimes I go to Craigslist, to the rants and raves section. I see posts regarding Marijuana legalization, both pro and con. But, the problem is that some of the pro-legalization messages appear as though they were written by a Third-Grader or by someone very high or drunk. Total misspelling, no capital letters, no punctuation. You can't even read it. All this does is make the Anti-Pot animals feel vindicated. Then they can point out the lack of punctuation demonstrates that smoking pot affects us in adverse ways. Not that I mind when the anti-pot side misspells everything; It makes me feel vindicated too.

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Post#3 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:13 pm

Premeditated murderers all of them. Got to protect their masters, huh?

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