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Majority of Cancer Patients Turning to Cannabis for Relief (Videos)

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by N.Morgan

According to a recent survey conducted by one of the nation’s leading cancer research facilities, if marijuana is legalized cancer patients will choose it as their preferred medicine, over the mainstream medical treatments.

A team of researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, based in Seattle, Washington, surveyed 926 cancer patients and found that roughly 25 percent of them used cannabis as a medicinal therapy in the past year. 

The results were published on Monday in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

The groundbreaking study concluded:

This study of cancer patients in a state with legalized cannabis found high rates of active use across broad subgroups, and legalization was reported to be important in patients’ decision to use.

Cancer patients desire but are not receiving information about cannabis use during their treatment from oncology providers.

 A large number of cancer patients report that cannabis helps them with pain, nausea, stress, depression, insomnia and other unpleasant symptoms.

But patients are frustrated by the lack of information they receive from the American healthcare system.

Doctors, nurses and other health professionals lack training and education in cannabis science.

“More than half of active users reported that legalization significantly increased their likelihood of using, and cannabis use was spread across demographic subsets, including age, sex, and cancer diagnosis subsets,” the study finds.

According to the research:

The median age of those surveyed was 58.

74 percent of the patients wanted information from cancer providers and had a strong interest in learning about cannabis during treatment.

24 percent used cannabis as a medical therapy in the past year.

21 percent self-treated with cannabis in the past month.

70 percent inhaled (smoked or vaped) their medicine.

70 percent consumed edibles.

40 percent did both.

75 percent reported their primary use was for physical pain.

64 percent used it for neuropsychiatric symptoms.

“We hope that this study helps to open up the door for more studies aimed at evaluating the risks and benefits of marijuana in this population,” said study author Dr. Steven Pergam. “This is important, because if we do not educate our patients about marijuana, they will continue to get their information elsewhere.”

The American Cancer Society admits that more research is needed on marijuana as a treatment for cancer symptoms.

The organization also concedes that properties in marijuana have the potential to combat cancer cells and be a pivotal force in defeating cancer.

Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states; adult recreational use is legal in eight states. Washington, where the study was conducted, allows both.


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    • Man

      So basically, this states that weed is used as a complimentary alternative to subdue any side effects a person might have during chemotherapy.

      Pain, Depression and insomnia can also be countered by other medication.

      So to say that weed can kill cancer, it is exaggerated especially when you are on chemotherapy

      • Sean

        There is Not 1 confirmed case of cancer among Apricot farmers in China.

        Any cases of Apricot farmers who developed cancer have been after they left the farms to go to the cities for work.

        The human being is Organic and Not a Mammal, so Organic treatments should be used to cure ailments along with other Natural things.

        Certainly as The LORD created the Heavens and Earth, He also created the Cures.

        I used Colloidal Silver to destroy a tumor in someone here that was going to have an operation it wasn’t a cancerous tumor, when he went to be operated on they could not find the tumor any longer, I also gave him Black Papaya Seeds [ very ripe Papaya the seeds turn Black ] and some other things to help with his liver damage from drinking, this was about 3 years ago and the funny thing is the guy just came here about an hour ago to chat, stopped drinking around 3 years ago looks and feels much better.

        This is a very long playlist by someone calling themselves Robert von Rotz Roy do these things work, who knows?

        I gave my young helper last week a bottle of Coconut Oil and told her to research all the things it could be used for, tomorrow, I will give her some Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda and Baking Powder, since I have many Lime trees here I use Lime instead of Lemons.

        Some Dogs here looked like they were getting Parvo, I gave them Colloidal Silver and 1000mg of Vitamin C it takes about 3 – 4 days afterwards or when you first start and you keep giving it until they start eating again, you will know they are very hungry and I give them as much as they want to eat then with clean water.

        In the book by jon peniel The Children of The Law of One & Lost Teachings of Atlantis he states Mangos for a month think it is with nothing else to eat, cures cancer, anyway its been many years since I read it, its on my list of books.

    • Pink Slime

      Hello Angle#3,

      Charlie here. I can’t really comment on this article never having cancer (thank you dougnuts :lol: :lol: ). Neither have I tried it and have no need too.

      You see, I learned a long time ago that whenever I had “….pain, nausea, stress, depression, insomnia and other unpleasant symptoms.”, I simply reached for a DOUGHNUT!! And have been “hooked” ever since! :lol: :lol: :lol:

      You have no side effects of cannabis too! You know, like acting like a dope. Well, at least the guyz I hung around with seemed to become DOPES after smoking. Many still are.

      Or are dopes just attracted to dope?? :roll: :wink:

      And the stories I hear about chemotherapy seems to coincide with what the video are saying. It’s useless and makes the problem WORSE for you, but better for them since doctors and the hospitals won’t have a job if they keep you healthy, right? They actually have NO INCENTIVE to keep you healthy and why you should be WARY of them.

      Is there a conspiracy to keep you SICK? Probably. You make more money off of sick people then healthy ones, right? And a doped up sick population makes it easier for them to put a BOOT on your neck!


      Charlie (stay strong, be tempted only by doughnuts!) :lol: :lol:

      • CUB4DK

        Hello Charlie…a strong GovernMENTAL public relations department since the 1930′s has has frightened the masses into thinking that Doughnuts are Dangerous like the Double D’s….hehehe

        Doughnuts are Non-Toxic and Non-addictive…. yet there is this impending DOOM, when engaging in the consumption of some very fine varieties of Doughnuts!…The real problem here is ENLIGHTENMENT and the SELF REALIZATION of
        how pathetic our situation is…hehehe

        Best Wishes Charlie,
        Dr. Cannabis Rex… aka. Uncle Hexy :cool: :lol:

        • Sean

          On that note.

          Its like saying to women shave or wax all of your pubic hair, its better for you.

          Women then looked like the walking dead at the local strip club and new born babies at the same time.

          I was watching this movie on Youtube a few months ago, about some guy wanting to “live off the land.”

          The guy was complaining about the lumber companies tearing down the forests close to where he lived, think it was suppose to be set in Colorado.

          And all the animals he was slaughtering to provide some one a 12th new fur coat moved away and so then he moved to some place where he could still find, plenty of Innocents to slaughter.

          He never understood as well as those who commented on the video,

          He was no different then the lumber companies who “make a living off the land.”

    • Anonymous

      If this kike ass site had a real forum I would comment. This be BillyP. Don’t get it twisted.

      • CUB4DK

        Mr. BillyP Pee…what’s the matter?…don’t you like to PLAY the GAME anymore??…hehehe
        I’m seeing that you don’t like Kikes, Dikes or Asses …I believe that you have been missing out…LOLOLOL!

        Cheers, Uncle Hexy…now for some fine bourbon and scotch… :lol:

        • CUB4DK

          O by the way Mr. BiilyP…My Specialty is in ANCIENT RELIGIONS…it certainly ain’t for da NOVICES…hehehe!

          Cheers, Your Buddy Uncle Hexy…hehehe :cool: :lol:

    • Paulp

      The stats may go up in how many are turning to pot because the law thinks they know better than doctors and they take their pain pills away because a bunch of addicts out there don’t know how to get high in a careful and safe way. Marijuana isn’t a miracle drug but it will help with the appetite. Not everyone wants to be stoned all the time but Satan wants you to be. Lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God will be at risk of damnation and that is the truth.

    • CUB4DK

      Miss Morgan…A very fine article on the MOST SACRED FLOWER in the WORLD. I can’t believe how the LAWMAKERS have twisted the TRUTH and CRIMINALIZED a NON-TOXIC plant and got away with it??… It certainly does NOT meet the CRITERIA of a CLASS 1 RESTRICTED substance. In fact, theologians and HIGH PRIESTS have not disclosed that CANNABIS is the prime ingredient of their HOLY ANOINTING OILS…gee whiz, what kind of world do we live in???

      Best Wishes Miss Morgan, Your Uncle Hexy :mrgreen:

    • Josie

      I take it everyday, cannabis oil that is, as an precautionary measure. Hey, can’t hurt…

    • gleasonmichelle

      I had been hospitalized for 3 years in a row all in the same month march, for shortness of breath. They thought it was asthma. The last time which was this year, they hospitalized me for a week. Which they ran lots of test and determined I have COPD. The symptoms I had were shortness of breath, tired, and coughing. Oxygen doesn’t seem to help, medication wasn’t helping too (Spiriva and Advair plus nose sprays).although my doctor was wanted me to use it, to reduce symptoms and slow down progression but I could not tolerate them for long due to severe side effects. I decided to adopt a more natural approach and started on COPD Herbal formula from Green House Herbal Clinic, the COPD natural formula immensely helped my condition, i had a total recovery from COPD with this natural herbal formula treatment. Green House Herbal Clinic official web site ww w. greenhouseherbalclinic. com. I feel alive again! The coughing, tiredness, shortness of breath and other symptoms has subsided.  I am very pleased with this treatment. sometimes i totally forget i ever had COPD,Don’t give up hope, My family are amazed at the change and rapid recovery from COPD. Needless to mention I haven’t smoked since the procedure and I enjoy walking the dog for my daily exercise

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