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Cannabis has demolished cancer cells in the lab for decades. It’s very questionable why there have been no clinical trials to examine its efficacy when it comes to treating cancer. When a pharmaceutical drug shows half as much as promise, clinical trials are set up and funded right away. So what’s happening over the past decades when we have hundreds of studies come out showing great promise?
This is how the controversy is maintained with regards to cannabis and cancer. Sure, it doesn’t work for everyone, but with all of the information that’s emerged and continues to emerge regarding cannabis and cancer, more people who are apparently “terminal” are giving it ago. One example cam from Joy Smith a few years ago, she shared her story in the form of a petition online, at Change.org.
I am Joy Smith I was given 6 weeks to live in August 2016. I had incurable and unoperable stage 4 cancer in small bowel, stomach, pelvis, ovary and an unknown primary. I have been taking Canabis Oil as my friends had researched and found Rick Simpson’s web page showing how Canabis Oil attacks the cancer cells and makes them commit suicide. I now only have a little bit of cancer in my gastric stomach. This would have been impossible with chemotherapy alone. I want to take my petition to Theresa May to get canabis oil legalised in this country for medical use as it is legalised in other countries and proven to work.
The petition is still up and so far has nearly 100,000 signatures.
Cannabis oil is derived from cannabis and is legal in the UK – however, Joy’s treatment also contains THC, which is illegal. Joy took the cannabis tablets alongside her chemotherapy treatment as she ticked things off her bucket list and prepared for her demise, but now almost two years on Joy calls herself ‘a walking miracle’.
Again, in August 2017 she was given six weeks to live after it was discovered that the cancer has spread to her stomach and bowel. But now she’s in remission and claims cannabis oil cured her terminal disease. Research Consultant Matthew Atha explains why the research into cannabis oil has been so limited.