Canadian discovers hemp oil cures cancer... hoax or another typical moment in the pharma-industrial-death complex?
Yeah, I don't know if it's true, but it won't surprise me if it is. A Canadian guy with a big head injury discovered that THC-rich medicinal hemp oil relieved his suffering, but then he also discovered that hemp oil kills cancerous brain cells while leaving the good cells unharmed. In fact, there's a video of the bad brain cells shriveling up into dead little balls after THC treatment.
SETH: Using the same tests used to judge new chemotherapies, the SETH team discovered that this herbal compound kills human brain tumor cells at a concentration that is nontoxic to normal brain cells. A computerized microscope captured images of the cells every 5 minutes to compile the time-lapse videos. After 20 hours of treatment, Δ9-THC kills all cancer cells but leaves normal brain cells alive. Cell death is evidenced by cells shrinking to inanimate white
More here: The SETH Group: background:
The major active component of the medicinal plant cannabis, Δ9-THC, has been shown in experiments with rats to have therapeutic potential against brain tumors. SETH Group scientists Garret Yount, Ph.D. and Sean McAllister, Ph.D. designed experiments in a time-lapse microscope to test whether Δ9-THC can stop the growth of human glioblastoma multiforma (GBM) brain cancer cells. Using the same tests that are used to judge new chemotherapies, the team discovered that the herbal compound kills human GBM cells at a concentration that is nontoxic to normal brain cells. Click here to see Featured Experiment.
future development: Test whether a combination of active components of medicinal cannabis, as present in the plant, will act synergistically and prove to be a more effective treatment against the growth of brain cancer cells compared to Δ9-THC alone.
Implications: No chemotherapy can match this nontoxic anti-cancer action. The implication is that this plant compound could be a safe medicine against brain tumors, without the side effects of chemotherapy. These exciting results may be just the tip of the iceberg, however, because Δ9-THC is only one of many active compounds in medicinal cannabis. Other active constituents of the Cannabis plant (called cannabinoids) are also likely to have a nontoxic anti-cancer action.
Alright, well who is this Canadian guy? And is there a BitTorrentable documentary about it? Sure is!
TorrentBox.com - Torrent details for "Run From The Cure - The Rick Simpson Story". I'm downloading it right now!
And also, here is the guy's website: Cure Cancer with Hemp Oil - Phoenix Tears
A couple clips from that:
UPDATE 11-27-09: A few more notes on new items on Hemp oil and cancer here. And hello to everyone from this thread on cancer @ 420chan that's sending a lot of hits (so to speak).
UPDATE 12-28-09: I just bumped into a nice list of medical references to THC studies on Very Official Websites - handy!! From user Brinna @ fluther.com: Why is Hemp Oil illegal when it cures cancer? also introduces me to the idea of the Endocannabinoid system (Wikipedia). Fascinating!
The endocannabinoid system in our bodies regulate our cancer defense – so it makes sense that cannabis works effectively in this area, and the science backs that up.
For those who dispute the fact that cannabis can cure cancer, I would like to refer you to numerous studies (since 1974!) that show that cannabinoids kills cancer cells, shrink tumors, halts the spread of invasive carcinomas, and prevents occurrence. I don’t know if you have the energy or the interest to follow up these links, but if you do value truth over hearsay and propaganda, then I would suggest you look at them. First you have to ask yourself: why don’t you know about this? (Then you should get really, really angry).
Original Univ of Va study showing that THC halts lewis lung adenocarcinoma:
London study showing THC causes kills leukemia cells.
University of Texas study showing the CB1 receptor (which is activated by cannabis) suppresses colorectal cancer tumor, when the receptor is lost cancer can occur.
Univ of Southern Florida study showing that cannabis blocks cancer causing viruses:
Harvard study showing cannabis cuts lung cancer growth in half:
The British Journal of Cancer reports that cannabis treats prostate cancer
Researchers at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute found that cannabis halts breast cancer.
A large population study of chronic cannabis smokers found that they had a REDUCED risk of head, neck and throat cancers when compared to those that did not use cannabis.
Spanish study showing that THC inhibits gliomas (brain cancer).
Want more links? Here is a much more comprehensive list compiled by a wonderful woman who calls herself Granny Storm Crow: