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??
Before prohibition Cannabis was considered by MANY to be a Panacea (meaning Cure All)...
Cannabis has strong medicinal properties for a wide range of diseases, which is owed to it's THC content and Cannabinoids (various chemicals in the plant that have a healing value)
If you just google "cancer and cannabis" you will find NUMEROUS studies showing that cannibinoids AND thc are both effective and inhibiting Cancer growth.
Furthermore, there is a long list of diseases which Cannabis can cure or at least give relief from (whether smoked, vaporized, eaten, or made into healing oil for skin conditions etc)
Here's just a short list (all backed by research) :
The pharmaceutical companies probably find this both detrimental and promising (depending on the outlook). Eventhough they've begun to use chemicals from the cannabis plant in over the counter medications, it's detrimental to their business for us to have the knowledge that we can simply grow and utilize the plant ourselves without having to buy anything from them. Plus, in my view the whole plant should be utilized, not just certain selected phyto-chemicals. (the synergy is important)
At any rate, knowledge about the cureative properties of Cannabis (ganja, marijuana, etc) is growing amongst the general population. Already, many people utilize it for medicine where it's legal for medicinal use. So, I think it should definately have it's own remedy page. Why not? :-)
~ Spirit Bear
I give a resounding YEA. Even though I do not use marijuana and can't see myself ever using it, I feel the topic is an important one. I believe that we should put all the info. on the table and let people choose what is best for them. If, indeed, the danger of mental illness is raised by 40%, then the earth clinic family can warn us of the side effects they have encountered. At the same time, we will have the opportunity to hear the good results others have encountered. Let's not silence those who do not agree with our limited thinking. I truly believe this forum should be a safe place for people to share their experiences, yea or nay, for the good of all of us. Thanks, Kay
Hell yeah! I guess that would be a YEA!
Yea on the cannibus page. Lots of info out there supporting its healing properties.
After my last post on the subject - I realized I didn't actually post a vote."Yeah". I would like to see this as a topic. Interesting stuff -Thanks!