Best wishes to everyone suffering, and also to those grieving.
I've been trying to get hold of a treatment for a form of Luekemia for a friend who lives in a country where they don't have it. You can only get it on prescription in the UK, and her prescription won't work, and UK doctors won't rewrite it, and she can't get a visa to come here and pay for treatment/diagnosis. It's a very frustrating situation, and in my search for this I came across a Canadian guy called Rick Simpson and wanted to know other's thoughts on his claims.
In his documentary 'Run from the Cure', which I saw on youtube, claims are made that a highly concentrated oil made from the cannabis plant reduces cancerous cells and cures varying varieties of cancer.
You're probably thinking, as I thought, that this all sounded a bit fishy, but after looking on the web at various scientific reports such as:
"The team - based at Queen Mary¿s School of Medicine and Dentistry in London ¿ have followed up on their previous findings that the main active ingredient in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has the potential to be used effectively against some forms of cancer."
"The New Drug Study Group in London discovered that ¿9-THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, works to kill leukemia cells by affecting the gene, MKP3"
There's much more and anyone is welcome to email me for the links. Unfortunately there is no study where they've tested this on anything other that animals and petri dishes, which is crazy and sad considering how many have tried everything else and now run out of options.
Of course, I'm no doctor or scientist so please someone who is maybe can you put me straight on why people shouldn't be trying this, and able to do so legally? And, has anyone tried this yet? I've seen statements on various forums saying it works, but being it illegal people are being very cagey!
Also, more related information from the Cancer Research people:http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/?s=cannabinoids