by Doug Yurchey


     Recently, hemp has been proven to be anti-inflammatory; anti-spasmodic and anti-bacterial.  Hemp (meaning MARIJUANA) can treat depression, traumatic stress syndrome, chronic pain, glaucoma, Tourette syndrome, nausea, migraines, multiple scleroses and many other ailments without the bad side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. 

     Historical evidence shows the holy anointing oil of Old Testament Hebrews contained cannabis extract.  Early Christians used cannabis as part of their baptismal rituals.  In the 1800s, medical journals published hundreds of articles on the therapeutic uses of the drug known as Cannabis Indica or Indian hemp.

     Cannabis was often prescribed by doctors and a part of every medical bag until the 1930s.  Medicinal products in many forms once contained cannabis extract.  Hemp was a popular treatment for labor pains, asthma, menstrual cramps, rheumatism and nervous disorders.  Hemp was even given to cranky babies to get them to stop crying.  Queen Victoria smoked pot for medical reasons.

     The end of cannabis used as medicine (after thousands of years) came in the early part of the 20th Century.  With the advent of chemically created drugs and a ‘profit-driven assembly line medical system,’ hemp had stiff competition.  Cannabis was wildly popular and greatly preferred by patients and doctors over the new (artificial) ‘miracle drugs.’  Soon, this would drastically change.

     After lobbying by pharmaceutical/chemical companies and related industries (Hearst/Dupont) along with ‘scare-tactic’ films like ‘Reefer Madness,’ the tide turned against cannabis.  Rich moguls of a CHEMICAL way of doing things created the menace of MARIHUANA!  In doing so, NATURAL cures and the greatest medicine of them all were doomed.  Safe, proven (ancient) remedies were removed from public access while we were forced into a world of artificial products and toxic chemicals.

     In 1937, a federal law was passed which prohibited doctors from prescribing cannabis in any form and under any circumstances.  Doctors were threatened with prosecution and jail sentences under this law.  All hempen products and medicines in their wide varieties were now illegal.  They virtually disappeared.  [Note from the Editor:  Don’t miss The Marijuana Conspiracy – The Real Reason why Hemp is Illegal ]

     In modern times, countless studies have shown no link to cannabis smoking and cancer (unlike legal tobacco).  In fact, heavy marijuana users have considerably fewer cancers than the general population.  Incidents of lung cancer in people who smoke cannabis were LESS than people who smoked nothing at all. 

     Investigations by independent teams on different continents failed to find a positive association between marijuana and any disease.  There was no nexus between cannabis and schizophrenia or other mental illnesses.  Even heavy usage of hemp did not lead to any type of psychosis or brain damage.  Could Marijuana be a cure for physical and mental illnesses?  Indications were that it was also an ‘anti-psychotic’ instead of how its effects were portrayed in the 1930s.

     In 1964, the active compound in the plant or agent that gets the user ‘high’ was discovered and called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).  Weed/grass/pot has been found to FIGHT all major cancers such as brain, breast, lung, prostrate, colon, thyroid, skin, melanoma, pituitary and leukemia.  THC does this by ‘promoting the death of cancer cells that have forgotten how to die while leaving healthy cells untouched.’  

     How could hemp have any effect on cancer?  Answer:  Endocannabinoids!

We have an Endocannabinoid System or ECS within our bodies.  The natural Cannabinoid System modulates energy intake and nutrient transport; regulates metabolism and storage.  We are already born with a form of cannabis in our bodies.  Our ECS controls a wide range of functions such as in the heart, nervous, immune and reproductive systems.

     An amazing amount of THC receptors exist inside every part of our body, especially the brain.  Endocannabinoid messengers communicate with cells.  They protect good cells while they kill harmful ones like cancer cells.  Each of us is fundamentally wired to cannabis.  The SHAPE of THC receptors within us precisely fits the THC molecule.  Humans are the perfect biological partners to cannabis.  The receptors’ purpose and beneficial functions are more enhanced when met (combine) with the THC or when one smokes pot.

     It is shocking that an ECS, (based on cannabis’ THC) like a nervous system or immune system, has been a part of our human mechanism for a very long time.  Incredible…that it appears as if we have been ‘made’ to ingest cannabis!  Nothing could be more natural.  We know that hemp seeds are very high in protein and Omega 3 fatty acids.  Hemp could have been the first cultivated plant for food.

    A diet pill for the treatment of obesity called Rimonabant (SR141716) was marketed in 2006.  It was the first ‘selective CB1 blocker’ to be approved for use anywhere in the world.  The thinking was, ‘if pot gives you munchies, then blocking the endo-receptors would result in the new diet pill.’  Rimonabant worked, but people became depressed and aggressive.  There were numerous cases of suicides on the drug.  Now, it is considered not worth the risk.

     Endo-receptors are also pleasure centers or mood-regulators.  They determined if you are in a euphoric state or a depressed one.  If you artificially blocked the Endocannabinoids in mice, they tended to become violent and depressed.  Mice also developed cancerous tumors on Rimonabant.  The implication here is clear; cannabis is an anti-tumor and anti-cancer agent.  

‘There’s nothing else that impacts us on so many of our illnesses…one drug, holistically with our bio-chemistry, that’s able to help us restore balance.  Cannabinoids kill cancer cells in many cases…people are not aware of that.  They think, cannabis…anti-nausea; it’s way beyond that.’    – Dr. Robert Melamede, PhD – University of Colorado

‘There are also studies…that have found that marijuana seeks out the cancerous cells and preferentially kills them over the healthy cells…’        – Dr. David Bearman

Dr. Jeffrey Hergenrather, MD: ‘There’s a wealth of laboratory evidence that these anti-tumor properties kill cancer cells in a variety of ways.  There are multiple mechanisms of action identified by which cannabis kills cancer cells and they are divided into various categories.’


  1. ANTIPROLIFERATIVE – stop reproduction of cancer cells.
  2. ANTIANGIOGENIC – stop growth of new blood vessels to cancer cells.
  3. ANTIMETASTATIC – stop the ability to spread to other tissues and organs.
  4. APOPTOTIC – speed death of abnormal cells without disturbing healthy cells.

     SETH Research Laboratories in California have demonstrated that in some tumors the cancer cells are killed by marijuana while other healthy cells are left untouched.  Our Endocannabinoid System, especially enhanced by the ingestion of THC, ‘instructs cancer cells to commit suicide.’

     Manuel Guzman’s group has directly injected THC into brain tumors of mice and rats.  They found that the tumors regress, shrink and eventually disappear.  Rats survived because of cannabis that would otherwise have died. 

     ‘Why does the corporate media continue to connect marijuana only with gangs, violent drug dealers and society’s losers instead of the growing numbers of doctors and scientists who are discovering its benefits?’

‘…It has the potential to alter the very nature of consciousness by opening up the mind to unpredictable possibilities.  That doesn’t sit well with those who insist on remaining in control.’  – narrator

     Hemp is a natural plant and cannot be patented.  Its power would be ‘in the hands of the people and not in the corporations who run a 200 billion dollar cancer business.’

     What stops marijuana from being legalized for medical use all across the country?  If hemp’s THC is a panacea or ‘miracle cure’ for cancer, then why does the U.S. government discourage its use?  Why are people still prosecuted and jailed for taking an herbal medicine?  For one thing, it is hard for the public to believe ‘cannabis cures cancer.’  The ‘Menace of Marihuana’ is really the answer to everything?   

     Cannabinoids are a unique class of compounds not found anywhere else in nature other than in the marijuana plant.  THC intimately and positively touches an incredible system within us that regulates every process.  Yet…more shocking news is the fact that the U.S. government KNEW cannabis tends to kill cancer cells in 1974 and only covered up the evidence.

     A study at the Medical College of Virginia (1974-75) led by Dr. Albert Munson showed that cannabis kills cancer cells.  They discovered that ‘THC slowed the growth of three kinds of cancer; lung, breast and virus-induced leukemia.’  The Virginia study group was federally shut down and all further marijuana/tumor research was abandoned.

     The DEA has modified its position on cannabis hemp.  Even drug enforcement officials have recognized the medicinal qualities of THC, but discourage the SMOKING of it.  Recent attempts have been made to develop a new Cannabis Pill.  ‘The pharmaceutical companies know that the next big medicine will be a CANNABINOID.’

     This writer (author of ‘The Marijuana Conspiracy – the Real Reason Hemp is Illegal’) actually believes ‘they’ keep weed illegal because it makes you think.  The last thing ‘they’ want is a healthy, aware and THINKING general public.

See The 49-minute documentary ‘WHAT IF CANNABIS CURED CANCER?’

Could the chemicals found in marijuana prevent and even heal several deadly cancers? Could the tumor regulating properties of cannabinoids someday replace the debilitating drugs, chemotherapy, and radiation that harms as often as it heals? Discover the truth about this ancient medicine as world renowned scientists in the field of cannabinoid research explain and illustrate their truly mind-blowing discoveries. QUOTES: “What If Cannabis Cured Cancer summarizes the remarkable research findings of recent years about the cancer-protective effects of novel compounds in marijuana. Most medical doctors are not aware of this information and its implications for prevention and treatment. If we need more evidence that our current policy on cannabis is counterproductive and foolish, here it is.” -Andrew Weil, M.D. “A hugely important film” – Julie Holland, M.D. NYU School of Medicine.


     This writer disagrees with one point in the documentary.  The filmmaker and a few other scientists are evolutionists.  They believe hemp and Cannabinoids have formed naturally over time.  The narrator even theorizes that hemp/cannabis could have accelerated the early progress of ‘primates.’  

     There are others who understand that Darwin’s view was…not they way it was.  HEMP…with its myriad of glorious uses and thousands of vital products…is too functional to be an accident of nature!  It has too many perfect, human purposes.  Rather, hemp was manufactured along with other important plants by our ancient ancestors who were far more intelligent than we credit.  Maybe we can learn from the distant past and someday…do things the right way.  Pass along the link and information in the link; it should be known to everyone… [ Note from Editor: you can also use “social icons” at the top of this article to spread this post among your contacts]

Copyright 2012 Doug Yurchey

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  1. Green Wellness says

    It’s incredible to me that a substance that has been illegal for so long and has suffered from regulation and criminalization can have such remarkable benefits. Studies continue to showcase how medical cannabis is playing a role in cancer treatment, AIDS treatment and more. Now these studies are coming out showing how it can be effective at actually curing cancer and getting rid of some of those bad cells that are causing problems in the body. It’s truly amazing. Cannabis has dozens of cannabinoids that are responsible for acting on certain neurotransmitters in the brain and body. This chemical process needs to be studied more thoroughly so we can see which cannabinoids are responsible for the changes and how we can maximize their effect.


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