Cannabis Cures and Side Effects

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Seizures and Parkinson's
Posted by Jumpin Jeff (medical professional) (Denver) on 11/16/2020
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I don't get it. You, at earth clinic have done so much good; your site is chocked with leading edge natural health remedies and yet you don't mention anything about cannabis or especially CBD. CBD is safer than anything, not related to marijuana any more than salt is related to chlorine (Na Cl) and CBD is said to be the best healer in the world. Seizures gone, pain gone, inflammation gone, depression gone etc etc. Even 3 ways CBD works against cancer. There are medical and independent studies on all of this. C'mon EC, catch up on this wonderful substance that is legal federally and in every state. Get back to me, Deirdre. Let's talk.

EC: We've had a page on it for years (where your post is now sitting) but don't get a lot of feedback about it from our readers, that's why.

Hemp Oil
Posted by Wild Willow (Usa ) on 05/06/2018 1 posts

Most CBD Oil is derived from the hemp plant and is being used as a holistic alternative to prescription drugs to relieve a wide range of health issues. CBD Oil is 100% organic and the farming of Hemp is regulated by government standards. There are still hurdles to clear because some states want to declare it illegal. CBD Oil does not have any of the psychoactive properties of THC. It is clear that more education is necessary in order for CBD Oil to become THE alternative to opioids for treatment of many medical conditions. There are currently 23,000 documented research studies on the medical benefits associated with CBD Oil and even more research is being conducted to determine the effects of using CBD Oil to help relieve symptoms of Lupus, Parkinson's Disease, ALS, MS, Diabetes, seizures, certain types of Cancer, Depression, Anxiety, even certain types of addiction. Hemp is projected to be a multi-BILLION dollar industry within just a few years. I have been using it to treat anxiety and I ended up quitting smoking! I quit cokd turkey after 30 years; no withdrawals and no mood swings. I was ready to quit, so my results may not be typical, but WOW!!

Posted by Timh (Ky) on 03/30/2018 2075 posts

Denise: Your post is a very good example of the mentality, approach, or methodology of Cannabis use.

First, as with any plant sacrament, it is best to grow or harvest for one's personal use. Many are the train-wreck reports from adolescents that purchased their MJ from drug dealers who also have hard drugs like meth, cocaine, and heroine on hand. Talk about bad karma! This is one big reason decriminalization and regulation is to the consumers or general public's safety & advantage. Imagine for a moment, your adolescent boy or girl buying a small amount of MJ from an illegal dealer associated with the underground criminal enterprise/cartel and saying: "oh, would you like to also buy some meth, coke, or heroine". This must come to an end, endangering the lives of our youth. Of course, a properly managed & staffed dispensary is all the science & hard work already accomplished (with little or no bad karma! ), and one is good-to-go instantly!

Yes on starting out with high CBD & low THC, and potency is very important as "smoking" is not the healthiest option, so also consider "vaping" to greatly reduce harmful effects of combustion. The leftover plant material will contain very little THC but usually lots of CBD, which if extracted properly, can be used as an oil or tincture.

Also, the Indica strains are far more relaxing than the Sativa strains. Sativa are on the other end of the spectrum to excitability. So you can choose the correct strain for your personal situation.

Also, a deficiency of Lysine, Magnesium, and Vit-C will allow for many of the negative side-effects of smoking MJ, like red eyes and panic attacks.

Now one can enjoy the many benefits of Cannabis healings of body, mind, and social illnesses. What Joe Cocker realized and vocalized way back in 1969 at Woodstock --"Beautiful". Peace & Love!

Posted by Denise (Vermont) on 03/29/2018

Dear Mary-I had a terrible first experience with cannabis, though without any attempts to hurt myself. While young (17) and naive I was with a bunch of friends and finally got stoned after previous unsuccessful attempts. Basically, I went through awful hallucinations, panic, paranoia and throwing up. It left me very shaken and for the next three years I had serious panic attacks. Looking back on it now (aged 62) I realize I toked too much and too deeply. I'm pretty certain I got WAY too much THC in my system and found myself in over my head. It sounds to me as if it's likely the same sort of thing happened to you. I plan to give Cannabis another try for health/spiritual reasons. THIS time, though, I'll be using Cannabis I've grown with a high CBD/low THC content. Also plan to take 1-2 tokes, then wait 15 minutes to see how my body reacts. I will have black peppercorns on hand along with lemon or orange peels. If I feel myself panicking while smoking, chewing on any of these will help to immediately calm things down. I will also be careful to be in a familiar, cozy setting with 1-2 close friends and my Husband. We will all be there to enjoy it together and support and help each other if things get a bit scary, though I don't expect that this time around. Do a bit of research and see if an approach like this makes sense to you. Best of luck to us both!

Hemp Oil
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 02/16/2016 2075 posts

Of all the plant or natural medicines I have used over-the-yrs, Hemp/CBD Oil is in the top tier of all-time best. Laws concerning Hemp are very out-dated and are currently undergoing reform with new legislation.

For all USA residents, Hemp products are currently in the range of expensive in terms of cost for consumers. The reason for the high cost of H products is that most H products are imported from countries where it is not considered an illegal plant and is grown as an agriculture crop.

Please read more and support legislating Hemp as a legitimate agriculture crop and open the barn doors in terms of availability & affordability for consumers, as well as supporting local farmers.

Hemp Oil
Posted by Rsw (Oh) on 02/12/2016


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General Feedback
Posted by Bob (Houghton, Mi) on 04/01/2015

The "weed never killed anybody" thing is redundant. We all know this! It is not a conversation that changes any nay sayers minds, just something for stoners and patients to feel good about. The conversation needs to be elevated in order to progress with the movement.

Posted by Malia (Idaho, US) on 03/20/2015

What is the exact recipe for the coconut oil and cannabis recipe?

Posted by Shara (Kentucky) on 12/31/2014
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My sister smokes marijuana to keep her seizures at bay. She says it takes about three days of not smoking before the seizures come back.

As far as infused oil, I have a recipe I use and this community is welcome to it (thanks for all the remedies!! ):

Melt coconut oil in double boiler if it is not already in a liquid state. I use a larger pot with water in it, and place the smaller pot with the coconut oil inside of that pot. Mix in trim or broken up bud. You need just enough oil to submerge the herb, but feel free to use less herb or more oil if you want something less potent. Put on low/medium heat, just enough that the water simmers, but not a violent boil. I left mine on for about 30-45 minutes, watching it (very important) and mixing it, keeping an eye on the color of the oil. The finished product should still be green, maybe with a tinge of gold/brown. Please don't cook it until it's solid brown. I worry that the oils get broken down when it is over-heated or over-cooked.

Strain and enjoy. This oil can be used for edibles or taken straight. Always use caution with edibles. Too much can make for a bad experience.

Trigeminal Neuralgia
Posted by Jack (Vermont, US) on 09/26/2014

I am registered medical marijuana patient in Vermont, for other spine and central pain issues. Unfortunatley, I was recently also diagnosed with Trigeminal Neurralgia. Anyways, when I first started having the stabbing electrical tooth, jaw, and face pain my doc was on vacation, so I tried to wait it out without landing in the ER. The opiate, low dose gabapentin and antispasticity meds I am already on for my other condition did nothing for the TN.

But, I ended up discovering that the medical marijuana did help. I had a couple of options on hand and found that indica worked much better than sativa and that by using a straight indica bubble hash I got more pain relif with less of a head high. It kept me out of the ER for the weekend until I got in to see another doc at my regular clinic. The mmj did not take the pain away completely but it took the edge off. I ended up on Tegretol which is much more effective, so far, but can have evil side effects for some people. I am doing okay on it but not without side effects, some of which are starting to drop off. I find the cannibis a complimentary treatment as neither medicine alone relieves all of the pain but together they keep me losing my mind from the pain. Hope this helps and best of luck to your wife. It is possible that she would likely get other benefits from medical marijuana as well depending on her ms symptomology.

Posted by Carly (Wa State, US) on 09/08/2014

Hi Trudy,

That was an interesting post. I am glad your dad is doing so well!

Question. Any chance you could post more on the directions on how to make the cannabis infused coconut oil? Amounts of each, and how to store and how much to use Internal/Externally? Thanks! :-)

Posted by Deborah (Riverview, FL) on 09/06/2014

How much coconut oil and cannabis do you use? I have chronic pain everywhere from 36 years of rheumatoid arthritis. I got excited when they passed the CBD oil, but now they say it can't be used for pain! Thanks for the help. Deborah

Posted by Diane (Sherborn, US) on 09/06/2014

Where do you get this product? And how do you make it.? I don't quite understand your explanation. Sorry. I am very interested as I have a condition that would likely be resolved with this protocol. Thank you.

Posted by Trudy (Flint, Mi) on 09/03/2014
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I know this is controversial, however, I love this site and want to share my findings of this controversial remedy I found that is curing my dad's type 2 diabetes.

See, I found a site that said cannabis infused coconut oil (crockpot cooked for at least 3 hours I do 10 hours together under 225 degrees) cures the pain of fibromyalgia and since my step mom had fibromyalgia I wanted to try it to see if it helps it. I am a MMMP card holder.

Well my step mom no longer has pain in her hands from fibromyalgia but I didn't stop there. I had my dad put the cannabis into capsules and ingest it. He lost over 80 lbs. and has dropped his sugar level points from 11. something down to 7. something and it is only getting better. The accepted blood sugar level is 4. He has been taking it for a bit over a year but now he doesn't have to take the 2 half doses of the insulin shots during the afternoon times. He only takes his full dose in the morning and at night. Now he adds about 6 pills a night to his bottle of insulin. This saves my dad about $40 a month in the medicine and the instruments to give the insulin.

My dad is 68 years old and contracted diabetes around 40 years old. I am expecting by summer of 2015 he will no longer need any insulin.

Before my dad tried this remedy he was using all he could get from the medical community and before the end of the month he would run out of the testers and the insulin he desperately needed. His sugar levels sky-rocketed to 400 and even 500 sometimes as a normal reaction of not maintaining the levels. The medical industry will only give the ailing of diabetes a certain amount and beyond that they say "You are not eating right and need to keep your sugar down." Well that doesn't matter at the end of the month when you are about ready to die from the disease.

As I said my dad's levels are now maintained and getting better every day. His levels never shoot up to bad levels anymore and mostly is between 75 - 115 which is awesome for a sugar diabetic.

Since he was not a pot smoker this pill was a bit potent for him at first and he only started out taking one a day and has worked up just recently after about a year to 6 tablets once before bed.

As a bonus the oil that is made when creating the coconut oil soaked in cannabis trimmings is a miracle cure for other ailments.

My dad had a car accident before I made the oil and had injured his leg by the shifter going into the leg. The doctor tried to heal it for over 1 1/2 years. The first batch of oil I made my sister took over to my dad's and put it on this infected leg being ready to get amputated because it wouldn't heal and getting worse because of his diabetes and it was cured over night.
Arthritis/back pain
It works on pimples, cold sores, senile warts, and GH complex.
It works on Psoriasis, Eczema and other skin ailments…
It has helped 2 people get rid of tumors. One lady was stage 3 with a 7 inch tumor in breast. Because of the stigma that calls this SUPERFOOD a 'drug' she did not want people to know she was taking it including her husband. SO she got the radiation pills needed to start the traditional therapy by doctors but also took the pills and applied the oil to where the tumor was at on her body. She did not finish her first round of radiation pills. Her tumor had disappeared.

The other person I am not sure what stage she was but she just downed a 2 oz. bottle of the oil before going to rehab. Her doctor said she had a tumor hooked to her backbone. I hadn't seen her in about a year since she did this and found out that her doctor went in to do surgery to 'get the cancer' but there was just remnants of it left. He told her he feels it will not come back. :) It is a cheap and easy remedy. As easy to make as a roast without the cutting up of all the vegetables you put into the roast. It is simply 2 food ingredients so please if you can let's work together to make this SUPERFOOD turned back into a food instead of incorrectly categorized as a 'drug'. Drugs do not cure things they mask things…

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 08/31/2014

Dear Mary,

I am sorry to hear of your physical and emotional suffering! I am hopeful that there will be a natural solution for your pain.

I think that in your shoes, I would hesitate to try cannabis given the strong reaction you had in the past to an herbal narcotic. Herbs do affect people differently...Mullein is a gentle and safe herb, but I have one child who is allergic to it.

If you haven't seen Earth Clinic's arthritis pain page(s) you might be encouraged by the natural remedies that many find helpful. Also, many of these remedies are going to the root of the problem to eliminate pain instead of just making it less noticeable.

I think the easiest thing to start with is Apple Cider Vinegar, Raw. 1 Tablesoon in a tall glass of water once or twice a day. You can start with less and work up to that. It has helped so many people.

Also, I would try a magnesium supplement, which has helped some with arthritis and also is calming. A couple of us in my family use Natural Calm daily.

Plenty of water is very important. Pain is worse when you are dehydrated. Also, I find that coffee and sugar seem to make arthritis symptoms worse. I am not necessarily saying to completely cut them out, but perhaps use them quite moderately.

Please keep us posted and I hope you will be feeling better soon!

~Mama to Many~

General Feedback
Posted by Mary (Arcadia, Ca) on 08/30/2014 50 posts

Please talk more about the health benefits of Cannabis. I know some use it for recreation but this is a health form. For God's sake. Let's learn more. Too many of you are for what the government always complains about. I want to get better - how about you?

Posted by Mary (Arcadia, CA) on 08/30/2014 50 posts

I would like to ask you a question. I don't smoke marijuana except once many years ago. I was on a boat with my boyfriend at the time. He had some maui wowie weed that his friend brought from Hawaii it was a very red color.

He rolled a rather large joint. We were smoking and watching a monster movie at the same time. He kept saying over and over, "wow that's scary, man that's scary." I looked up and noticed that the mast seemed to be going back and forth rather fast. It scared the heck out of me and I started to scream with tremendous fear. I ran up the ladder, we were in the cockpit.

I tried to drown myself. But he grabbed me and gave me coffee and orange juice. I started to cry, then I wanted to laugh, then I wanted to dance. I never forgot that. But that terrible feeling of panic stood with me. I now have severe panic attacks and depression.

Was that because of my mind or the way my emotions are. I was beaten by a brother who was mentally ill when I was a child. My life had been hell for over 15 years. I had a brain aneurysm that was clipped about 13 years ago and have pain in my head and neck from time to time. I also have osteoarthritis that is quite painful. Can I try cannabis or not I don't think I could repeat the same scenario now that happened to me years ago. Thank you and God bless you all. Mary

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Posted by Airzone (Mississippi, Usa) on 03/27/2014

Just wanted to share this > The United States owns a Patent on Cannabis cures!

The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC)

Trigeminal Neuralgia
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 02/22/2014

Hello Pat from Joliet,

One possible remedy for TN is a fifty fifty mix of DMSO and Colloidal Silver (CS) soaked in a white cloth and applied as a poultice to face ... topically I hurting area.

If true, as some believe, that TN is caused by viral infection, the CS might kill the virus as the DMSO carries it to affected nerves.

Worth a shot. I have killed (I believe) Bell's Palsy with the same remedy and if I had TN would certainly try the DMSO/ CS combo. I'd leave the poultice on affected area for twenty minutes. Repeat next day. If improved repeat every other day.

My favorite web site on DMSO is found by googling "DMSO 60 minutes Dr. Jacobs you tube".

Trigeminal Neuralgia
Posted by Pat (Joliet, Il) on 02/22/2014

My wife has M.S. and Trigeminal Neuralgia. She has been in agony the last 3 weeks. Has anyone tried medical marijuana for T.N.? I been looking all over the internet for remedies. She is on a cocktail of medicines and some of the side effects are worse then the symptoms. I've read a little about medical Marijuana for T.N. pain relief, but wanted to make sure they werent just pot head websites claiming it works for EVERYTHING. She has never tried marijuana ever and would be reluctant to. But if it works, its has to be better than the pain. She already gets injections and numerous vitamins as well as other prescribed meds. Thanks, Pat

General Feedback
Posted by Kentucky / Colorado (Dangersmith) on 11/25/2013

Go to facebook and search for "Justin Koozer" and read about the family's fight for their daughter's life using medical cannabis. Suffering from Aicardi syndrome causing 200-300 seizures a day and how medical mirajuana helps. This should give you a different perspective.

Posted by Cb (Netherlands) on 09/18/2013

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Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, USA) on 04/11/2013 2075 posts

I was, as a young man, fortunate to have used Cannabis recreationally with very little negative effects. The worst situations can occur in bad company, although in good company it can form deep interpersonal. And then there's the mildly psychedelic effect that can transform an otherwise mundane experience into something quite mystical or transcendental. An afternoon in a pristine natural environment with a beautiful setting sun, at sundry times arouses the greatest passion and tears flow in wonderment. It's those peak moments that fills the mind with love and courage that are held as priceless for a lifetime. This is why, in certain circles, Cannabis is considered a sacrament.

Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 04/10/2013

They found some leaves in a four thousand year old mummy, who they thought was a shaman. We seem to have come a long way backward. The herb never killed anyone. It's probably the one main herb that the human brain has specific receptors for. It's good for so many things, and I don't mean just getting high, that there must be a reason for its demonising, probably vested interests like so much in the pharmaceutical world.

Posted by Fabio (Campinas, Brazil) on 04/10/2013

There is a wonderful documentary about this called "Run from the Cure". It's posted on youtube for those who are interested.

I agree... Cannabis has obviously been demonized on behalf of special interests. Think about it: when was the last time someone for consuming it? IT HAS NEVER HAPPENED.

Now think in terms os aspirin, alcohol, table salt, chemotherapy, antibiotics, cortizone, allergy medication, etc... it's insane! We just need to go back to common sense.

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Posted by Stevie Lynn (Lala Land, Ca, USA) on 04/08/2013

I am seeing a lot of debate about the uses of cannabis and the proper parts of the plant to use.... I have lived in Nor Cal for 8 years and I have done extensive independent research... The best I can tell, all parts of the plant in all of the plants many varieties and forms have value... Different parts and compounds of the plant are valuable for different ailments... and the best, most heathy way of consuming it as a preventative or a cure is by juicing the leaves of juvanile plants or CBD heavy strains made into a glycerine based tincture.

Dr. William Courtney recently cured a baby sent home to die with a massive brain tumor. CURED. You can see the full story by looking him up on YouTube or Google.

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Posted by Stevie Lynn (Lala Land, Ca, USA) on 04/08/2013

What Chris is saying is true in all but one case, and that is ice water extraction hash... Also known as bubble hash... But this is very strong and concentrated.... however if you make it with a herb that has a higher CBD than THC ratio, than you can have a concentrate that is high in healing properties that will not make you high or as high, depending on the THC content of the plant. Many people find it tastes pleasing and eat it straight, or use it to make glycerine based tinctures.

Posted by Stevie Lynn (Lala Land, Ca, USA) on 04/08/2013
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I am new here, and I was very surprised to not find any mention of medical marijuana in the cancer remedy section. Medical marijuana has come a long way from somoking a joint to relieve the pain of glaucoma (though that is a remedy that I have heard from several patients works better than any other), or eating a magic browing to increase appetite in chemo patients...

Until recently most of the limited research that has been done in the US has been on the compound THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the active canabanoid that causes you to feel high upon cannibus consuption. Dr. William Courney, the leading researcher in medical cannibus, has isolated a previously unknown cannabanoid CBD (cannabinol) that is showing lots of promise as a cure for cancer and many other ailments. Strains of cannibus are even being developed that have a higher CBD to THC ratio and they do not even make you get the crazy head high that you get from THC. When you use Dr. Courney's prefered method of juicing, there is no high assoiated with it at all.

I am not very computer savvy, so I do not know how to post links, but if you type Dr. William Courtney MD into Google you will get enough info to keep you reading for days. He also has several very good lectures on Youtube.

Noteworthy cases are those of his wife Kristen, and he also recently cured two small children who were sent home to die with terminal brain cancer.

I am fully aware that marijuana is illegal in most places, however if you are sick and have the money to do so, moving to a state where it is legal could be a possible option....

In any case, it never hurts to be educated. I encourage you to learn as much as you can and educate others... Marijuana is a mirical plant that has many uses. The only way things will ever be changed is by education and by remembering to vote (assuming our votes count).

Before you write marijuana off as a drug, please concider this: when it was determined in supreme court that lifeforms could be pattented, the first pattent on a life form that the US Gov took for themselves was marijuana.

Side Effects From Medications
Posted by Emma (Lynchburg, Virginia) on 04/13/2012

Yea - for cannabis

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Posted by David (Chicago, Il, Usa) on 03/25/2012

Hi there, couldn't find your cannabis section when looking under remedies. Where might I find it? I wanted to add a link about a Dr. in California that is using the raw plant not the smoke or ingested plant, medicinally. Here is the link:

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

EC: Here is the cannabis section under "herbs":

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Posted by Chris (Essex, Vermont) on 02/06/2012

The active ingredient in Marijuana is THC and is not water soluble. It must be broken down with an oil for the body to get any effect from it.

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Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 02/06/2012

Hi Carol (from Bridgetown, Barbados ), I've never heard of it being used any other way than smoking but as you said it is a herb that God created so thanks for the info. Some people smoke it to relieve their severe continuous pain, would you know if drinking the water the Cannabis has been boiled in helps with pain? Thanks.

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Posted by Carol (Bridgetown, Barbados) on 02/05/2012

I do know that when you burn the cannabis and you get the ash and put it on a cut it heal the cut or if you have ringworm in your skin mix it with some petroleum jelly into a paste put it on the ringworm and it does get healed, I also boil it and give it to my daughter when the dr say that she is asthmatic and she no longer have asthma. This is about twenty years that she is healed. She is thirty years old now.

Cannabis is a herb that God created just like any other herbs it is not to be smoked. Smoking does defile your body, I do not know why people have cannabis as a crime if you are caught with it. Probably someone smoke it find out it get you feeling high, they like that feeling, pass it on to someone else then people that try smoking it, like it. Then someone decide to sell it, then they find out that can get you rich so someone in a higher position decide to make it illegal, so they can become rich. But as I say that God created all herbs for the healing of the nation.

Side Effects From Medications
Posted by Fiona (London, Uk) on 01/28/2012

Could you let me know where I can get hold of that cream? My dad is in much pain after vertebral fracture, and now has ulcer problems from the NSAIDS the doctor has prescribed. I was thinking of trying capsaicin cream as well.

Side Effects From Medications
Posted by R (Lynnwood, Wa) on 01/18/2012

I had a sacral laminectomy 7 weeks ago, 4 weeks ago a friend gave me some cream to try so I waited till my pain meds wore off and the ache was deep in my bone and rub the cream on. 5 minutes later the deep ache and pain were gone. Lasted about as long as my pain pills. I had no side effects from the application, no mental high, no smell of cannabis on me. The cream had only the medicinal elements of cannabis in in not the THC, it smelled good but more importantly it worked. I vote "YEA". I've since tried smoking it and used the vaporizer, it helps with tension headaches and stress and took the edge off my pain but not as well as the cream, same with eating it. So it depends on your medical needs. Since the cream does not have the THC it doesn't raise my own THC naturally occuring in my body so any random drug test would not pick it up. But its more natural than the drugs I was using and they left me feeling loopy at work the cream does not.

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Posted by Tizzababe385 (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 01/17/2012
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YEA: I personally used to smoke a lot of cannabis, not necessarily for healing, but I learned a lot about how it can be healing and how it helps physical and emotional pain. A lot of it has to do with how much and how often you smoke. Obviously, you are not supposed to smoke it at all. Eating it can be very strong, and needs to be taken in small dosages.

If I was suffering from a serious condition such as cancer or something like it, I would definitely resort to cannabis if that meant helping and possibly living a lot longer. Correct me if I'm wrong, but nowhere have I ever seen anything saying consumption of cannabis is fatal. In large amounts it can have some negative memory effects, but I doubt the people using it medically are using it in that way. The reason people are so scared of it is because it's illegal in most areas and/or they have never tried it. It is sad because it is all natural, unlike a lot of medicines today. Millions and millions of people have had it. Don't judge what you have never tried for yourself. You'll never know until you do. It's obviously not for everyone, but if it means saving you a lot of discomfort, pain, nausea, etc. then by all means what are you waiting for??

Posted by Pattycake64 (Senimole, Oklahoma, Usa) on 12/09/2011
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I am a 40 year nurse. I have never used cannabis but am very familar with its effects from my patients. I work as a hospice nurse for 5 years at one point. I had a bone cancer patient. He was in the last stages of the illness. He refused to have morphine or any other medication normally used. He told us he had a little patch out back and he would take care of his pain. He never had nausea and vomiting. He never had pain. He never had depression. He never lost his appetite. He lived 9 months longer than the doctors had expected. Let's legalize this herb.....

Posted by Aasif (Mumbai, In) on 10/21/2011

I am 65 have been using cannabis in different forms since I was 15. Don't take my word for truth just google Raphael Mechoulam THC he is from Hebrew university and researched cannabinoids for over 40 years. Cannabinoids are the greatest Anti-inflammatory natural substanse known to man. He says 'there is hardly a biological system in which one or the other derivative of cannabis does not participate'. Youtube has all lectures of Dr.MECHOULAM.

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Posted by V Qiong (Kampong Cham, Cambodia) on 10/18/2011

Yea, even though I don't use or have any apparent need for it now, I am all for Cannabis legalisation after having read much about its medicinal efficacy online, especially after listening to Rick Simpsons on you tube and much more.

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Posted by R. (Dallas, Texas, Usa) on 08/20/2011

Lyn, I never said it cured me or any of my ailments! It helps with the side effects! Also part of what I smoke is the "the bloom part" that you speak of. Sometimes it is so sticky because of the heailing oil that you speak of! So you may want to study more than just one you tube video before you start criticizing others! Another thing you may want to know is the oil in the blooms comes form the roots, stalk, stems, and leaves, inwhich residue of the oil still remains!

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Posted by Lyn (Falling Waters, Wv) on 08/19/2011

I don't know where everyone who commented here really got their information. But this is what I have learned about cannabis. Refer to this link

The part of the plant that gets smoked is NOT curative. It is the oil that is extracted out of the bloom part at the top that is what is actually very, very healing and big pharma wants it clouded over, just like all of the other natural cures that come from the earth.

Side Effects From Medications
Posted by B (Minneapolis, Mn) on 08/01/2011
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Cannabis is a plant which grows from the Earth, and like so many such plants has been used traditionally as a medicine and I am addressing it in this manner.
The legal issue and the propaganda which has sprung up around it are an entirely different topic. A different healing is called for in that case, but let me get on to my own experiences.

I have consciously used this herb medicinally since my late twenties. I began experimenting with spiritual/medicinal applications for a few years before I decided to take it seriously.

I have tried a few modes of ingestion: eating, smoking, vaporizing, tincture.

In my twenties I was very depilitated. I had chronic debilitating pain in my muscle tissue & joints.
Chronic inflammation- systemically.
Headaches/Sinusitius/depressed immune system
Endometriosis....the list is larger than this post necessitates, so I'll stop here.

I did several things to dig myself out of that hole. I was beyond the doctors' scope of knowledge & I had no patience for their convulted process when my own instincts were very clear.

What I have found to be most effective is small dosage. Eating the medicine is difficult to dose (although if you are in state where it is legal, many dispensiaries have honed that & have a wide variety of consumables), smoking has been the easiest form for me to take the medicine. I have used a vaporizer a few times, and think they are a fantastic answer to the concern over smoking. However, they are expensive.

I will talk more about tincture in a moment.

What I have found works best for me thus far, is to take in one or two small inhalations. And without any breath holding, exhale. Of course, because of the legal classifications of the plant the medicine is very different depending upon where it comes from and many people have taken breeding to a science. I think the best thing is to do your research on this and follow your conscience as to how you obtain it & how it's grown. Again, dispensiaries are good sources of knowledge.

Back to it: Sometimes I will increase of decrease the dosage, depending upon what my body is saying. I have used it successfully for premenstrual & perimenipausal pain & anxiety. This has been immensly helpful because of the endometriosis issue. It has helped a considerable amount with cultivating mindfulness- which is the richest resource for helaing I know of.

It has helped with headaches reliably & opens my sinuses.

It has also helped to take the edge off of debilitating pain & relieved inflammation (not in a lasting way). Although, there are some strains (and I have not cultivated a base knowledge of them, so I cannot tell you what they are and are not) which will increase the body awareness in such a way that it becomes "more" painful.

Yoga is quite helpful under such circumstances.

Now to tincture: I have tried this only once, but one dropperfull, a typical tincture dose was more than I needed for a simple medicinal application. I've been working with other tinctures in a homeopathic way for number of years to great success with certain issues. Thus, I've been very curious about using cannabis tincture in this manner- meaning just a few drops in some water. I finally started some tincture and it should be ready at the end of this month. I'm very excited to experient with it.

Finally, I just want to add that The National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws is a wonderful resource for information on both the medicinal and the legal issues surrounding this Gift of Earth. They have many links to reputable studies. There have been a plethora of studies and new information is being uncovered all the time. It is very exciting to see the science unfold (as many types of natural healing are being revealed in a similar nature).

Eating Disorder
Posted by Snicklefritz (Rome, New York) on 07/28/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have found cannabis to help me put an end to my eating disorder. A few years ago I became somewhat obsessed with self-image and was comparing myself with photoshopped models. I developed an eating disorder, was militant about counting calories, I was anorexic for about a year and to be honest looked quite skeletal. I have my familly to thank for bringing me to the realization of the issue. But my personal self-will to eat thankfully began again by cannibis use. I also became more happy and confident in myself.

Therefore through my experiences I find cannabis to be a very helpful cure for eating disorders, minor to moderate insomnia episodes, minor to moderate depression episodes, and stress.

Posted by Crystal (London, On) on 07/21/2011

This is a website for the cure for cancer among other things. This gentlemen has been trying to get this information out, and has cured the cancer patience who came to see him. If you or someone you know has cancer or other issues such as head trauma, epilepsy, depression, heart conditions, high blood sugar or diabeties and many more, check out this link, . For those of you that believe the bad hype around canabis, please do some research yourself on the internet and ask yourself why we were created with Canabaniod receptors!

General Feedback
Posted by Camanokat (Camano Island, Wa) on 06/21/2011

I am replying to the cannabis thread. Your readers may want to look at as it has thousands of studies of medical cannabis cures.

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Posted by Crystal (Salyersville, Ky, Usa) on 06/21/2011

YEA!!!! I have an autoimmune disorder and fibromyalgia... And suffer from chronic fatigue. I would love to hear more on this subject because I have yet to find any medicine that has been effective for my conditions.

General Feedback
Posted by Georgie (Rapid City, Sd, Usa) on 06/21/2011

Does anyone have any feedback on hemp hearts/seeds? I would be interested in hearing about anyone's use of those. Thank you.

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