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Medical Marijuana Industry News September 21, 2012

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New Evidence Showing Marijuana Fighting Cancer Emerges… has been providing updates on studies that highlight marijuana’s potential provide medical relief.  Many of these studies show pain relief, while others have demonstrated that cannabis may hold the ability to actually fight cancer.  Several years ago, there was a government study released showing this.  More recently, Rick Simpson’s California Tears Hemp Oil has received praise from many who have used it to help fight their own cancer.  Only months ago, Tommy Chong announced he would be seeking similar treatment.  Although many of these breakthroughs have not received the deserved attention, it appears a new study is gaining a little more visibility.  Huffington Post is reporting that two researchers from California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco identified a compound in marijuana that can stop the metastasis of many aggressive forms of cancer.  One of the researchers leading the study, Pierre Desprez, described the findings by saying “It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited.”  The findings seem to revolve around cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid that has received a great deal of attention as of late.  This is also the cannabinoid found in the newly created Israeli marijuana that produces pain relief with no psychedelic effects.  Desprez has been studying the ID1 gene, which causes cancer to spread.  With the help of another scientist, Sean McAllister, who has studied CBD in depth, the two were able to determine that CBD can stop the spreading of cancer.  Desprez also said “What we found was that his Cannabidiol could essentially ‘turn off’ the ID-1… “We likely would not have found this on our own, That’s why collaboration is so essential to scientific discovery.”  Scientific collaboration on the issue can be difficult as experimenting with marijuana is often not allowed under current U.S. law.


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Fiona Apple Arrested for Marijuana Possession…

This week has been an eventful one in terms of musicians and marijuana.  Earlier this week we reported that Lady Gaga smoked a joint on stage during a performance in Amsterdam and praised the benefits of marijuana.  Now we have learned that longtime musician, Fiona Apple, has now been linked to marijuana.  However Fiona Apple was arrested at a border stop in Sierra Blanca Texas due to marijuana and hashish possession.  While the marijuana charge is a misdemeanor, possessing any amount hashish is considered a felony in Texas The singer has been on tour for her fourth studio album “The Idler Wheel”.  This particular border checkpoint in Sierra Blanca has also been a problem for other entertainers as Willie Nelson and Snoop Dog have also been caught with marijuana there.  It is unclear how severe her charges will be.

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Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Tests Positive for Marijuana

Julio Cesar Chávez Jr. comes from a family of boxers with a rich history.  His father, Julio Cesar Chávez is often mentioned as the best fighter to ever come out of Mexico.  Chavez Jr.’s brother is also a professional boxer.  Chavez junior was a champion in his own right and only lost his WBC championship belt to Sergio Martinez only days ago, a title he held since June of 2011.  Unfortunately for Chavez Jr. he may be at risk to lose more as he recently tested positive for marijuana.  Because his previous fight was in Las Vegas, Chavez Jr. will face a review from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.  Chavez Jr. has prior issues such as a DWI so it is unclear how the commission will rule.  In theory they could revoke his license to fight or make him forfeit the entire $3 million purse from the Martinez fight.  Chavez Jr.’s promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, tried to calm the situation down.  He said “I can’t really get excited about it. There’s no promoter in boxing who could pass the marijuana test, including myself.  “Julio is going to have to explain to the commission what happened and the commission will be guided accordingly. If there was a trace of marijuana, to me, it’s not the same as using a performance-enhancing drug. That is cheating.”  The issue of treating marijuana as a performance enhancer has come under fire especially as recent Olympians were banned from the games solely based on testing positive for marijuana.


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Rick Simpson’s Phoenix Tears


For thousands of years man has used the hemp plant for medicinal purposes.  This was until the early 20th century.  At this time, the US government, and many others after it, made hemp products illegal.  Part of the criminalization of cannabis included banning all medical uses for the plant.  Now that doctors were no longer allowed to use an established and favored medicine, they had find new ways to treat diseases.  Over the last century, those “new ways” have blossomed into the modern pharmaceutical industry, commonly called Big Pharma.  Big Pharma is great at researching and offering treatments, but often they do not seemed focused on curing ailments.  One man who is trying to make a cure is Rick Simpson. Mr. Simpson is shooting for the stars; he wants to cure cancer by using Phoenix Tears.  Phoenix Tears is an oil derived from the hemp plant.  Using a straightforward, but risky method, Rick has produced a cannabinoid-laced hemp oil that he claims can cure many ailments including cancer.

Rick is from a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada and over the years has been baffled by the rise and proliferation of cancer in people.  He is also frustrated by the lack of success in Big Pharma’s efforts to help cure cancer.  He is most emphatically against chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  How does one cure cancer by killing off healthy cells and organs?  In his film “Run From the Cure,” Rick details his successes and struggles to help his neighbors with their infirmities.  The oil he produces, Phoenix Tears, has many uses.  It can be ingested orally, inhaled with the use of a vaporizer, or used topically.  He started using it himself when diagnosed with skin cancers on his chest and face.  Doctors had removed one of his skin carcinomas, but it would not heal.  So, after creating his first batch he applied it to his cancer spots, and within a short period of time, they disappeared.  He had his doctor verify it, and he is cancer free today.

After this first success, Mr. Simpson realized that he had something that had great potential to help mankind.  He has tried, with very little success, to spread the word and knowledge of his medicine.  In the ten years he has been working to aid humanity he has faced numerous obstacles.  One-on-one he has had success. But each time he has faced an institution he has been rebuffed.  The Canadian medical institutions have rebuffed his attempts to have doctors and experts look into Phoenix Tears and see what it is that makes it work.  He has been arrested and harassed by the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). They have conducted numerous raids on his property, seizing and destroying the plants he cultivates to create the hemp oil (FYI, it takes one pound of high-quality cannabis to create just two ounces of Phoenix Tears oil).  Legislators in the Canadian government refuse to heed his call to change the laws. Many politicians are in the pocket of Big Pharma (just as they are in the USA) and refuse to help him out.  Even the Canadian Legion has shut its doors to him and those who believe in him.  Other obstacles take the form of con men and scam artists.  As word has spread about the potency of Phoenix tears, many greedy individuals and groups have tried to cash in on his name and product, selling substandard (if not entirely fake) concoctions to patients and stealing their money.  To date, Rick has not taken one dollar from anyone he has helped.  How can law enforcement claim this man is a drug dealer if he isn’t selling anything?

He claims, and has the anecdotal evidence, to have cured cancer in several patients.  Some had lung cancer, others skin cancers and brain cancers.  The topical applications are especially potent against open sores from skin cancers and  diabetic ulcers.  It also helps people with migraines, nausea, chronic back pain, intestinal disorders (Crohn’s disease, IBS), glaucoma and many other disorders that cannabis has been known to aid.  As great as this is, there needs to be more research done.  But, as Rick has found out, the medical community won’t come anywhere near him.  Marijuana is still illegal, so they won’t touch it.  Politicians say the same thing and they’re the ones who make the laws.  It’s a merry-go-round of misery and the only people who are working against it are the ones who are trying not to die.

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Tommy Chong Uses Hemp Oil to Treat Prostate Cancer

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Tommy Chong has been making people smile for decades with his work that includes standup comedy, his role in the “Cheech and Chong” movies, and regular appearances on “That 70s Show”.  While often playing a silly but harmless “stoner”, we know that Mr. Chong is an engaging and serious intellectual as well.

Tommy Chong has been a long time advocate of marijuana’s benefits so we at were saddened to hear that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.  He will be attempting to fight his cancer by using hemp oil.  The upbeat Chong recently said “I’ve got prostate cancer, and I’m treating it with hemp oil, with cannabis, so legalizing marijuana means a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested.”

He is not the first person to recognize the great potential hemp oil may possess in the fight against cancer.  There have been recent stories from patients regarding hemp oil fighting cancer.  One famous benefactor of hemp oil’s healing is Rick Simpson. Simpson is considered a pioneer in this field and his method of using the concentrated oil has caught the attention of many.  Additionally there are other non publicized studies showing how cannabis may be able to combat serious medical conditions.  Here’s an official United States government study conducted in 2006 that shows THC battling leukemia.

Some Members of were fortunate enough to meet Mr. Chong at a rally in front of Los Angeles’ City Hall.  He was extremely kind and personable.  We hope that utilizing the hemp oil works for Tommy Chong and that his high profile story opens up a serious national discussion on alternative approaches to serious medical conditions.  If cannabis has the potential to cure diseases that modern medicine is inept to fix, then we must demand that more research is conducted.  However, we also simply wish whatever treatments Tommy Chong uses that he has a speedy recovery.  This is one of the nicest individuals we have ever met and the world could use his kindness for years to come.

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