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Evidence that marijuana can cure cancer or Parkinson's disease?

  1. Feb 27, 2017 #1
    present time we just knew that US Government legalized the use of marijuana cigarettes. Is there any proven that marijuana can heal parkinson disease and also can heal cancer.
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2017 #2

    Borg

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    You are confusing the federal government with individual state governments. The states have enacted their own laws in defiance of the federal laws. The federal government still lists marijuana as an illegal Class I substance. I have not heard of it being able to heal cancer but it is commonly used to treat the symtoms of cancer treatments. This is where the term "Medical Marijuana" originated.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2017 #3

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    American Cancer Society on Marijuana -- https://www.cancer.org/treatment/tr...lternative-medicine/marijuana-and-cancer.html

    CNN isn't the greatest source for medical information, but here are a couple of articles that may give you references where you can go to get more information:
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/15/health/marijuana-medical-advances/
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/07/health/gallery/uses-for-medical-marijuana/

    And Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_cannabis
     
  5. Mar 16, 2017 #4

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    Smouldering plant matter liberates carcinogenic substances, so no one would encourage a recreational smoking habit. Having said that, a number of studies have shown light to moderate smokers of marijuana are statistically no more likely to get lung cancer than those who do not smoke.

    One startling statistical difference between the outcomes of smoking tobacco versus smoking marijuana came to light in an 11 year study of 84,000 men where it was found that smoking tobacco increased the statistical incidence of bladder cancer by 52%, but recreational use of marijuana actually saw 45% fewer cases of bladder cancer compared to men who did not smoke. These findings highlight the need for further research.
    No, unfortunately. Though for some Parkinson's sufferers, a marijuana extract may significantly curtail the painful stiffness and debilitating tremor.



    There are abundant research findings and case studies that point to marijuana as a potent cancer medication, and the US Government acknowledges this on its extensive cancer information website:
    But large-scale clinical studies are still needed and most governments are refusing to allow such studies.

    Cannabinoids - a new weapon against cancer?
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28050136

    A user's guide to cannabinoid therapies in oncology.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28050136

    Antitumor activity of plant cannabinoids with emphasis on the effect of cannabidiol on human breast carcinoma. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16728591

    Cannabis extract treatment for terminal acute lymphoblastic leukemia with a Philadelphia chromosome mutation https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24474921?dopt=Abstract

    Inhibition of cancer cell invasion by cannabinoids via increased expression of tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18159069
     
  6. May 4, 2018 #5
    I'm just fascinated on an article I read that marijuana can't cause lung cancer but it can help prevent it. They said that tobacco smokers who also smoked marijuana were at slightly lower risk of getting lung cancer than tobacco-only smokers. It may be surprising to some but other lung cancer patients use cannabis products for support. It may sound to good to be truth but i wanted to hear your thoughts about it guys. So whats you idea about this one? Have you tried cannabis to help you from any medical conditions you have?
     
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  7. May 4, 2018 #6

    Borg

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    Got a link for such a bold pair of claims?
     
  8. May 4, 2018 #7

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    Medicinally, cannabis is used in a number of ways, but if you are trying to cure cancer caused by tobacco then smoking the cannabis is not the right approach. The only practical way to get the required amount of cannabinoids into your system is to absorb cannabis oil into the bloodstream via your digestive system. Delivery via the lungs by inhaling smoke (or clean vapor as an e-cigarette) gives almost immediate pain control so is often preferred by terminal cancer sufferers, but inhalation cannot deliver cannabinoids in sufficient dose to control the malignancy itself. (Though there are a few cases where cancer patients do appear to have smoked their way to eradicating cancer with cannabis, they are considered the exception.)
    suitably prepared, it can be administered at either end
     
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