No wonder drug

I AGREE with Ann Greasby. If Pippa Bartolotti is quoting that the health benefits of cannabis for cancer patients is well documented, she is being reckless and is misleading vulnerable people.

The research into cannabis derivatives is in its early stages and to establish any possible value as an alternative drug in the relief of extreme pain, not as a cancer treatment drug. The Christie Clinic in Manchester, established this year, has a remit to undertake this research.

Approval to conduct this research and administer the drugs had to be obtained from the UK ethics committee. The consultant in charge is a leading UK authority on pain relief. The clinical research sister has 30 years’ cardiac nursing experience, including three completed cardiac research projects.

Cannabis is certainly no wonder drug and its questionable links with schizophrenia are still unexplained and under-researched — certainly not to be administered except under strict medical control under surveillance.

Joan Briggs Pontypool

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7:36pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Mervyn James says...

Even IF cannabis offered some alleviation in cancer, it would not justify mass take up by people with no issue of cancer. It is just addicts trying to justify addiction.
Even IF cannabis offered some alleviation in cancer, it would not justify mass take up by people with no issue of cancer. It is just addicts trying to justify addiction. Mervyn James
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12:32pm Fri 4 Apr 14

-trigg- says...

The possibility of cannabis being a "cure for cancer" seems somewhat far-fetched, however it should be noted that this is by no means the reason that many are calling for it to be legalised. That is an old debate and there is no need to retread old ground here.

The one thing that I'm sure we're all agreed on is that more research into the effects and properties of marijuana is welcome, both to reduce scaremongering over non-existent risks and over-enthusiastic supporters making claims that can't be supported by facts.
The possibility of cannabis being a "cure for cancer" seems somewhat far-fetched, however it should be noted that this is by no means the reason that many are calling for it to be legalised. That is an old debate and there is no need to retread old ground here. The one thing that I'm sure we're all agreed on is that more research into the effects and properties of marijuana is welcome, both to reduce scaremongering over non-existent risks and over-enthusiastic supporters making claims that can't be supported by facts. -trigg-
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2:52pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Owen Richards says...

Utter rubbish Ms Briggs. Does the South Wales Argus always choose the most poorly informed letter writers for publication?

There is a vast amount of published peer review evidence on the use of cannabis in treatment of cancer. There are a number of mechanisms of action including that cannabinoids induce apoptosis and autophagy ijn cancer cells.

Physician verified reports confirm multiple instances of melanoma apparently healed from treatment with cannabis oil.

GW Pharma is already in clinical trials with cannabis for the treatment of glioma, the most common form of brain tumour.

Cannabis is a miraculous medicine which is probably why mankind has used it successfully and effectively for 10,000 years - "early stages" my ****!

There are also clinical trials underway for cannabis in the treatment of multiple other types of cancer: leukaemia, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, breast cancer as well as epilepsy, schizophrenia, diabetes, Crohn's and many, many more.

The evidence is very easy to find using Google. There are snake oil salesmen true but many eminent doctors and scientists to9o.

The breathtaking ignorance of Ms Briggs and her type is unforgiveable in the information age. Find out for yourself.
Utter rubbish Ms Briggs. Does the South Wales Argus always choose the most poorly informed letter writers for publication? There is a vast amount of published peer review evidence on the use of cannabis in treatment of cancer. There are a number of mechanisms of action including that cannabinoids induce apoptosis and autophagy ijn cancer cells. Physician verified reports confirm multiple instances of melanoma apparently healed from treatment with cannabis oil. GW Pharma is already in clinical trials with cannabis for the treatment of glioma, the most common form of brain tumour. Cannabis is a miraculous medicine which is probably why mankind has used it successfully and effectively for 10,000 years - "early stages" my ****! There are also clinical trials underway for cannabis in the treatment of multiple other types of cancer: leukaemia, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, breast cancer as well as epilepsy, schizophrenia, diabetes, Crohn's and many, many more. The evidence is very easy to find using Google. There are snake oil salesmen true but many eminent doctors and scientists to9o. The breathtaking ignorance of Ms Briggs and her type is unforgiveable in the information age. Find out for yourself. Owen Richards
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9:05pm Fri 4 Apr 14

ironriverkev72 says...

Apparently most of you are still living in the dark ages? Israel has been studying Cannabis for over a decade. You can also Google search: 32 medical studies that prove Cannabis cures Cancer. I also suggest that you watch the movie "Run from the Cure" which can be watched for free on youtube. Cannabis not only cures Cancer it is a huge threat to the medical establishments multi million dollar poisoning of society called chemo therapy. Go ahead and search the success rate of chem therapy. It is 2.1 percent in the US and 2.3 percent in Australia. It actually is being documented as causing the Cancer to spread not cure it. Whereas the Cannabis combined with juicing of fruits and veggies have thousands of testimonials of people who have been diagnosed with as little as 2 weeks to live taking the Rick simpson oil and being cured. With confirmed follow ups by their original physician. Anyone still claiming that this plant does not cure Cancer as well as a host of other medical conditions is ill informed at best and at worse a liar and killer.

Several videos to watch by scrolling down the page: http://www.cannabisc
ulture.com/articles/
5169.html

http://topdocumentar
yfilms.com/run-from-
the-cure/

Here are 34 medical studies the prove Cannabis cures Cancer
http://www.cureyouro
wncancer.org/cannabi
s-can-cure-many-form
s-of-cancer.html

Israels research: http://www.scienceda
ily.com/releases/201
3/01/130124123453.ht
m
Apparently most of you are still living in the dark ages? Israel has been studying Cannabis for over a decade. You can also Google search: 32 medical studies that prove Cannabis cures Cancer. I also suggest that you watch the movie "Run from the Cure" which can be watched for free on youtube. Cannabis not only cures Cancer it is a huge threat to the medical establishments multi million dollar poisoning of society called chemo therapy. Go ahead and search the success rate of chem therapy. It is 2.1 percent in the US and 2.3 percent in Australia. It actually is being documented as causing the Cancer to spread not cure it. Whereas the Cannabis combined with juicing of fruits and veggies have thousands of testimonials of people who have been diagnosed with as little as 2 weeks to live taking the Rick simpson oil and being cured. With confirmed follow ups by their original physician. Anyone still claiming that this plant does not cure Cancer as well as a host of other medical conditions is ill informed at best and at worse a liar and killer. Several videos to watch by scrolling down the page: http://www.cannabisc ulture.com/articles/ 5169.html http://topdocumentar yfilms.com/run-from- the-cure/ Here are 34 medical studies the prove Cannabis cures Cancer http://www.cureyouro wncancer.org/cannabi s-can-cure-many-form s-of-cancer.html Israels research: http://www.scienceda ily.com/releases/201 3/01/130124123453.ht m ironriverkev72
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10:08pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Dr Martin says...

ironriverkev72 wrote:
Apparently most of you are still living in the dark ages? Israel has been studying Cannabis for over a decade. You can also Google search: 32 medical studies that prove Cannabis cures Cancer. I also suggest that you watch the movie "Run from the Cure" which can be watched for free on youtube. Cannabis not only cures Cancer it is a huge threat to the medical establishments multi million dollar poisoning of society called chemo therapy. Go ahead and search the success rate of chem therapy. It is 2.1 percent in the US and 2.3 percent in Australia. It actually is being documented as causing the Cancer to spread not cure it. Whereas the Cannabis combined with juicing of fruits and veggies have thousands of testimonials of people who have been diagnosed with as little as 2 weeks to live taking the Rick simpson oil and being cured. With confirmed follow ups by their original physician. Anyone still claiming that this plant does not cure Cancer as well as a host of other medical conditions is ill informed at best and at worse a liar and killer.

Several videos to watch by scrolling down the page: http://www.cannabisc

ulture.com/articles/

5169.html

http://topdocumentar

yfilms.com/run-from-

the-cure/

Here are 34 medical studies the prove Cannabis cures Cancer
http://www.cureyouro

wncancer.org/cannabi

s-can-cure-many-form

s-of-cancer.html

Israels research: http://www.scienceda

ily.com/releases/201

3/01/130124123453.ht

m
Extract from AICR website
While some people claim that cannabis has been proven to cure cancer, there is nowhere near enough scientific evidence to back up these claims. There have been some early laboratory studies which have given promising results, as well as some studies where the results were less promising. Unfortunately, killing cancer cells in the laboratory is much easier than killing cancer cells in a person. Many things that look promising in early stages of research ultimately do not turn out to be good cancer treatments. Until a potential new cancer treatment has gone through the full process of testing in animals and people, we cannot be sure that it works.

What decades of cancer research have told us is that cancer is an extremely complex disease. It varies enormously, not only between its different forms, but also from person to person and from tumour to tumour. Because of this, it seems extremely unlikely that there could ever be a single cure for all cancers, and claims to this effect should always be viewed with scepticism.
http://www.aicr.org.
uk/CannabisandCancer
.stm
[quote][p][bold]ironriverkev72[/bold] wrote: Apparently most of you are still living in the dark ages? Israel has been studying Cannabis for over a decade. You can also Google search: 32 medical studies that prove Cannabis cures Cancer. I also suggest that you watch the movie "Run from the Cure" which can be watched for free on youtube. Cannabis not only cures Cancer it is a huge threat to the medical establishments multi million dollar poisoning of society called chemo therapy. Go ahead and search the success rate of chem therapy. It is 2.1 percent in the US and 2.3 percent in Australia. It actually is being documented as causing the Cancer to spread not cure it. Whereas the Cannabis combined with juicing of fruits and veggies have thousands of testimonials of people who have been diagnosed with as little as 2 weeks to live taking the Rick simpson oil and being cured. With confirmed follow ups by their original physician. Anyone still claiming that this plant does not cure Cancer as well as a host of other medical conditions is ill informed at best and at worse a liar and killer. Several videos to watch by scrolling down the page: http://www.cannabisc ulture.com/articles/ 5169.html http://topdocumentar yfilms.com/run-from- the-cure/ Here are 34 medical studies the prove Cannabis cures Cancer http://www.cureyouro wncancer.org/cannabi s-can-cure-many-form s-of-cancer.html Israels research: http://www.scienceda ily.com/releases/201 3/01/130124123453.ht m[/p][/quote]Extract from AICR website While some people claim that cannabis has been proven to cure cancer, there is nowhere near enough scientific evidence to back up these claims. There have been some early laboratory studies which have given promising results, as well as some studies where the results were less promising. Unfortunately, killing cancer cells in the laboratory is much easier than killing cancer cells in a person. Many things that look promising in early stages of research ultimately do not turn out to be good cancer treatments. Until a potential new cancer treatment has gone through the full process of testing in animals and people, we cannot be sure that it works. What decades of cancer research have told us is that cancer is an extremely complex disease. It varies enormously, not only between its different forms, but also from person to person and from tumour to tumour. Because of this, it seems extremely unlikely that there could ever be a single cure for all cancers, and claims to this effect should always be viewed with scepticism. http://www.aicr.org. uk/CannabisandCancer .stm Dr Martin
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