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<thrive_headline click tho-post-1009546 tho-test-2118>How To Use Cannabis For Cancer</thrive_headline>

Discover how to use cannabis for cancer and what you need to know about this plant. Also, learn about the fake war on drugs and why governments try to ban cannabis.


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The information is presented for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, prescribe treat or cure cancer.This information is not intended as medical advice, please refer to a qualified healthcare professional.

The History Of Cannabis

Cannabis use as a medicine dates back thousands of years. In 2737 BC, Chinese Emperor Shennong wrote a book on medicine that included cannabis.

According to ancient Chinese texts, cannabis helped constipation, gout, rheumatism, and absent-mindedness.

An ancient Egyptian text contained the earliest record of cannabis as a cancer remedy. The ancient Greeks used cannabis to fix wounds and sores on their horses after the battle.

People also utilized it for a variety of ailments, including ear pain and inflammation. The practice of medical cannabis may have spread to Arabic countries from Greece.

cannabis history

Hindus eating bhang (an edible preparation of cannabis), circa 1790 

William Brooke O'Shaughnessy was an Irish physician. In the 1830s, he learned about medical cannabis during a trip to India. After studying its effects, he introduced cannabis to physicians in England. 

They used it for muscle spasms, rheumatism, epilepsy, and pain. The popularity of cannabis-based medicines then spread across Europe and North America.

Europeans used hemp or cannabis sativa for agricultural purposes. Americans produced ropes, sails, and clothing with hemp in the 17th century. 

In 1619 the Virginia Assembly passed legislation requiring every farmer to grow hemp. Hemp was legal tender in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.

Domestic production flourished until after the Civil War. In the late 19th century, cannabis became popular in many medicinal products.

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) provides a list of acceptable medical products. Cannabis was in many of its earliest editions. 

Now that you learned about the history of cannabis let's discover more about this plant. 

What Is Cannabis?

Cannabis has been an integral part of human civilizations for millennia. It is the most popular prohibited drug in the world. 

Cannabis belongs to the family Cannabaceae. It may include three species, cannabis indica, cannabis sativa, and cannabis ruderalis

The name cannabis indica came from a French biologist in 1785. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck visited India. He saw a difference between Indian cannabis and its European cousin, hemp. 

Different cannabis plants

There are three types of cannabis plants: cannabis indica, cannabis sativa, and cannabis ruderalis 

Cannabis plants produce more than 400 different compounds. But of those 400, more than 100 of them are specific to the plant genus Cannabis sativa. Scientists call these unique compounds cannabinoids.

They are chemicals with cell receptors in the human central nervous system. The most potent cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is responsible for getting you high when you consume cannabis. 

It binds to nerve receptors in the brain and throughout the body. For millennia, humans have taken advantage of these reactions for enjoyment and health. Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis.

The reason cannabis is effective in treating symptoms is because of the endocannabinoid system.

How The Body Can Use Cannabis To Relief Symptoms

Cannabis medications work because of the endocannabinoid (E.C.) system. It is present in all humans and many animals. This system consists of a series of receptors. 

Our bodies have two central receptors, cannabinoid 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid 2 (CB2). One receptor accepts only CBD, and the other only THC. 

Cannabinoid receptors

Difference between natural cannabinoids and THC A) THC B) CB-1 receptor C) Neurotransmitters D) Postsynaptic Receptors E) Cannabinoid, picture by Emma Guernsey

CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain. They are also present in the male and female reproductive organs. Current research shows that THC uses the CB1 site. 

CB2 receptors are common in the immune system. Its highest concentration is in the spleen. CB2 receptors attach to CBD and work as an anti-inflammatory agent. The immune-boosting functions of CB2 are far less understood. 

There are some variants of cannabis. Let's explore the difference between the plants to end the confusion.

The Difference Between Various Cannabis Products

CBD and THC levels vary among different plants. Cannabis for recreational purposes often contains more THC than CBD. CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not use the same receptors as THC.

Cannabis plants can be male, female, or hermaphrodite. The dried cannabis flowers come from the female plant. That's because female plants produce large resin-secreting flowers rich in cannabinoids. 

cannabis plant

Cannabis belongs to the family Cannabaceae

Male cannabis plants fertilize female cannabis plants and cause them to produce seeds. They also prevent females from having flowers. The flowers make psychoactive cannabis. That is why growers keep the two separated when making medicinal cannabis.

Cannabis Terminology
  • Cannabis sativa = Cannabis sativa is a species of the Cannabaceae family that includes both marijuana and hemp varieties.  
  • Cannabis indica = Cannabis indica is a species of the family Cannabaceae. Indica plants are shorter than sativa plants and are more physically sedating.
  • Cannabis ruderalis = Cannabis ruderalis is a short and stalky subspecies of cannabis low in THC. 
  • Hemp = A variant of cannabis sativa with less than 0.3% THC.
  • Marijuana = A slang term from Mexico. Comes from the Spanish phrase mariguano, meaning "intoxicant." Often refers to cannabis sativa with high amounts of THC.
  • Cannabinoids = Chemicals with cell receptors in the human central nervous system.
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) = Cannabinoid responsible for getting you high when you consume cannabis. Uses the CB1 receptor.
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) = A non-psychoactive component of cannabis. Uses the CB2 receptor.
  • Cola = A cola is a cluster of buds that grow tightly together.
  • Pistil = The pistil contains the reproductive parts of a flower.
  • Stigma = Collects pollen from males.
  • Bract = A bract is what encapsulates the female’s reproductive parts.
  • Calyx = The calyx is a translucent layer over the ovule at a flower’s base.
  • Trichome = Originating from the Greek word “Tríchōma,” meaning “growth of hair." Protects the plant against predators, fungi, winds, and UV-rays.

Both male and female hemp plants come from the same parent species, cannabis sativa. The difference lies in their functions. Hemp and marijuana are two types of cannabis plants. 

The difference is that hemp has less than 0.3% THC, while marijuana contains higher THC levels. Hemp plants are often male, while the mind-affecting marijuana plants are all female. 

So let's learn more about hemp and how it is produced.

What You Need To Know About Hemp

According to the U.S. government, all cannabis plants are illegal. But only certain parts of the plant are prohibited, such as the leaves and flowers. Hemp products come from fibrous stalks and seeds, rather than its flowers. 

Taking CBD from hemp is harder than sourcing it from marijuana. Most cannabis-derived CBD is from CBD-rich strains, which requires less processing.

Hemp plant

Hemp is a variant of Cannabis sativa with less than 0.3% THC

CBD, like other cannabinoids, comes from the plant's resin. Resin is more common in the plant's flowers and leaves and is less present in the stalks and seeds.

Cannabis has a lot of resin. It's easy to extract cannabinoids from the flowers. Hemp has less resin and needs a lot more of the plant to produce the same CBD amount. CBD is the same, whether it comes from hemp or marijuana.

The hemp plant is an excellent plant with many uses. But it isn't the ideal plant to make medicine. Hemp food products have been legal in the United States since 2004.

Now you should know more about cannabis. But what are the health benefits of this plant?

The Health Benefits Of Cannabis

There have not been many clinical trials on cannabis. Most studies happen in petri dishes or mice. There are few studies on humans.

Cannabis compounds like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can reduce brain tumor volume in mice. They have also suppressed cancer cell growth in a petri dish. Cannabinoids have relieved the effects of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. 

CBD in a small bottle in front of a teacup

CBD is available in oils, tinctures, edibles, and vaporizers

CBD has many benefits for people suffering from a wide range of symptoms. It can:

  • Relief pain
  • Act as an antidepressant
  • Work as an antioxidant
  • Lessen inflammation
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Reduce cancer cell growth

Today, CBD is available in oils, tinctures, edibles, and vaporizers.

Researchers in the United States face many challenges in conducting cannabis research. The government still sees marijuana as "Schedule I" with no medical or social value.

As a result, there is almost no reliable research on the health effects of cannabis in the U.S. Poor quality marijuana samples, and funding limitations destroy cannabis studies in the U.S.

To perform any clinical studies on cannabis, researchers must apply for a DEA license. But these licenses are hard to get. 

So, how effective is cannabis in treating cancer? Let's find out.

Can You Use Cannabis For Cancer?

The first pilot clinical study of the effect of cannabis on cancer happened in 2006. Nine patients with recurrent brain cancer used THC. They got THC injections into the tumor. 

The patients failed standard therapies such as surgery and radiotherapy before the study. Sadly all the patients died after a couple of months. In some patients, the tumors shrunk but later returned. 

This study was the first and only clinical cancer-cannabis trial. It was a small study with no control group. The patients also had toxic cancer treatments before. What would have happened if they didn't have these poisonous treatments?

Other nations with less restrictive policies have done more cannabis research and development. Among them are Canada and Israel. The scientific evidence is evolving, but there is not enough information yet.  

Brain scans

The first clinical trial of cannabis treated brain cancer

Most of our cancer evidence is anecdotal. Rick Simpson was a former engineer that used cannabis for a work-related accident. In late 2002 he got skin cancer.

Rick had three lumps on his body, one on his chest, right eyebrow, and left cheek. He placed a few drops of his cannabis oil on band-aids and covered the lesions with them. After four days of using his oil, his tumors disappeared. 

Rick grew his plants and made oils himself. His oil helped a lung cancer patient survive. He also helped many other patients. You can learn more about these patients from the film, Run from the Cure.

Cannabis has a bad reputation around the world. It is illegal in most countries, even if it is a safe product. What made everyone fear it and ban it?

Why Cannabis Got Banned In The U.S.

After the Mexican Revolution of 1910, Mexican immigrants flooded into the U.S. They introduced the recreational use of marijuana to the U.S. The drug became associated with the immigrants. 

The word marijuana became popular at the same time as the Mexican revolution in 1910. 

Marijuana isn't the correct term for cannabis. The word marijuana is a slang term from Mexico. It comes from the Spanish phrase mariguano, meaning "intoxicant."

marijuana / cannabis ban

The government banned marijuana because it "caused" violence and crimes

During the Great Depression, massive public resentment and fear of Mexican immigrants increased. The government said that the use of marijuana caused violence and crimes.

By 1931, 29 states outlawed marijuana. The 1937 Marihuana Tax Act made it harder to prescribe cannabis. In 1942 the USP removed cannabis from its guide.

One strange thing is that tobacco is legal worldwide, even if it causes cancer.

Why Are Governments Allowing Tobacco But Not Cannabis?

The U.S. allows tobacco and alcohol use even if they have no positive effect on the body. Tobacco increases your risk of lung cancer, yet it's 100% legal. 

Cigarettes contain many chemicals that are harmful to both smokers and non-smokers. Breathing even a little tobacco smoke can be detrimental. Cigarettes also increase the risk of at least 13 types of cancers. 

Man in a beard smoking a cigarette

Governments worldwide allow tobacco despite that it causes cancer

Smokers have a much higher risk of lung cancer than non-smokers. Filters and low-tar cigarettes make little difference. Your lung cancer risk is not lower compared to smokers of regular cigarettes. 

The more cigarettes you smoke a day, the higher your risk of cancer. Even light or social smoking can harm your health. Longtime smoking affects your cancer risk more than the number of cigarettes you smoke a day. 

The primary way that smoking causes cancer is by damaging our DNA. Of the more than 7000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 250 are harmful. 

Among those 250 dangerous chemicals, at least 69 can cause cancer. All forms of tobacco are harmful and addictive. There is no safe tobacco product.

Another substance that can cause more cancer is alcohol. But somehow, it is 100% legal anyway.

Alcohol Kills Thousands Of People Each But Is Still Legal

Alcoholism is one of the biggest public health crises in the United States today. About 15 million Americans suffer from alcoholism. According to the CDC, six people die every day from alcohol poisoning. 

About 76% of the people who die are men. Research has found that alcohol is behind 30% of poisoning deaths.

Alcohol has wide-ranging effects on the body. It triggers physiological changes in the brain, heart, and liver. Alcohol poisoning can cause: 

  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Cancer
  • Disorientation
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Severe seizures
  • Heart attacks

Alcohol is also a hazard for people that are not drinking. One hundred thousand people die every year as a result of drinking and driving.

Woman drinking alcohol

Alcohol can cause cancer and other problems and is still legal

Alcohol accounts for more than 30% of all driving fatalities each year. Drunk driving costs the United States more than $199 billion every year.

Alcohol use can also lead to other accidents, falls, fires, suicides, and homicides. Drinking alcohol also causes aggressive behavior and violence.

One time I visited Christiania in Copenhagen, Denmark. Christiania is a small area of Copenhagen where people don't follow the government. They claim to be a country.

The residents don't listen to Denmark's laws and sell marijuana in the open, even if it's illegal in Denmark. I heard that the local bar in Christiania banned alcohol. 

They found that people became aggressive and violent when intoxicated. Cannabis use is okay there because it doesn't cause aggressive behavior. Instead, the user becomes woozy. 

Even if alcohol's negative impact is far greater on society than cannabis, it is still allowed. If the government felt concerned about its citizens, then why does it allow alcohol and tobacco? Tobacco and alcohol use destroy the body, while cannabis can help people.

Another thing that kills people every year and is still legal is prescription drugs.

Prescription Drugs Cause Deaths Each Year But Are Not Disallowed

Prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer in the U.S. and Europe. Around half of those who die have taken their medications correctly. The other half die because of medical errors.

Our medicines have a long list of side effects. Drug companies manipulate scientific evidence to sell their drugs. They also bribe doctors to prescribe their products.

Hand of a pill taker that collapsed

Prescription drugs cause numerous deaths each year and are not banned by governments

Despite all these horrible facts, pharmaceutical drugs are still allowed on the market. Yet, an innocent plant is illegal even if it's safe and doesn't kill people. Pharmaceutical drugs are more expensive to buy and have far greater side effects than cannabis. 

Both the U.S. government and drug companies are the biggest drug dealers in the world. They are part of the medical mafia that wants to destroy our health and make a handsome profit.

Big pharmaceutical companies have fought tooth and nail to ban cannabis. It is a threat to their business model. 

To learn why the government wants to stop cannabis, you need to know about the war on drugs.

The Fake War On Drugs

President Nixon started the war on drugs. Nixon stated that drug abuse was worse than communism. He also said that drugs were public enemy number one.

The U.S. created the war on drugs. But the ironic thing is that they were behind the influx of drugs in the country. It's a well-known fact that the CIA imports and sells illegal drugs.

American military in Mexico

Mexican troops during a gun battle in Michoacán, 2007. Mexico's drug war claims nearly 50,000 lives each year

The reporter Gary Webb had the guts to expose how the CIA and the Bush-controlled White House. He found that the CIA poured crack cocaine into black areas. 

CIA aimed to raise money for the Contras and destroy black communities. After Webb published his article, the mainstream media attacked him. CIA was behind many drug scandals around the world. What you will learn next will shock you.

The CIA And The U.S Government Were Behind The Influx Of Drugs In The U.S.

One of America's biggest drug trafficking operations happened in Arkansas in 1982. It involved Barry Seal, a pilot for the Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA. 

Most people will not assume that the DEA is running a drug operation. If you control all sides, you can run a drug and arms-running operation from the White House and get away with it.

George Buch and Bill Clinton

George Bush and Bill Clinton declared war on drugs despite being behind the influx of drugs in the U.S.

Seal moved his trade to Arkansas because of problems with authorities in Louisiana. He had no such hassle in Arkansas under Bill Clinton. Despite the Mena drug operation, there was no major prosecution. Yet, when Clinton became president, he announced a war on drugs like Bush did. 

At the same time, Clinton revoked random drug testing for White House staff. The CIA and the Department of State protected powerful drug traffickers worldwide. Some examples include:

  • The Mujahideen in Afghanistan
  • Mexican drug cartels
  • Colombian drug dealers
  • Bolivian cocaine cartels
  • Nicaraguan Contras

Afghanistan is known for its opium and heroin industry. Since the U.S. first invaded Afghanistan, the production of opium increased.

CIA-recruited mercenaries and drug traffickers also removed Bolivia's elected president. They did it to import cocaine to the United States.

The U.S. government also circulates drugs to catch criminals and turn them into cheap prison labor.

How Cannabis And Drugs Are Used To Create New Prisoners

The 2001 anti-terror Patriot Act is often used for drug prosecutions. Under this act, police officers can search and seize without evidence. Of the thousands of warrants issued under this act, over 75% were for drugs.

The U.S. has a private prison industry. But it should be called the "for-profit prison" industry. The money that the private prisons receive from the state is not enough. So they have to expand their services into a full-fledged slave labor camp. 

Prisoner in front of a window

The U.S. government uses drug-related crimes to get prisoners for its for-profit prison

A total of 80% of all states have gotten on the private prison slave labor bandwagon. Private prisons benefit from having inmate labor in many ways. They pay their workers almost nothing, in some cases only $0.16/hour.

Prisoners are a workforce that cannot unionize. The private prison industry is running a business, not a charity. They don't have any interest in anything that takes away from their bottom line. 

There is no incentive to make the place attractive, comfortable, safe, fair, or clean. The inmates do not have a say in where they are going to serve their time. So their opinion of the facility is irrelevant. 

Many companies use cheap prison labor to save money.

Private Prisons Create Cheap Slave Labor

CCA and The Geo Group are the largest private operators of for-profit prisons in the U.S. These companies need to keep the beds filled, the costs low, and the slave labor operational. 

The U.S. government abolished slavery in 1865 with the 13th Amendment. But it still continues if you punish people for crimes. Prisons sell items made by their slaves. Products produced include: 

  • Military gear
  • Victoria's Secret lingerie
  • Dentures
  • Walmart products
  • Police uniforms
  • Furniture
  • Microsoft software packaging
  • McDonald's uniforms

Traditional public prisons want to get rid of inmates as soon as they can. But private prisons try to invent new ways to keep prisoners locked up. The reason for this is simple: the state earns a lot of money per inmate.

Prisoners sewing clothes

Companies like Walmart and McDonald's use cheap prison labor

Failure to follow orders may prolong the prisoner's sentence. Inmates who finally do get out of these private prisons are not out of the woods yet. 

The parole mechanism works to keep them coming back to the prison. Restrictions placed on the inmate after parole is almost impossible to follow. Parole keeps people coming back to jail over and over. The whole system is sick beyond words. 

What the U.S government does is criminal. We should do everything to legalize cannabis and stop all the corruption. Let's summarize what we have learned today and how you can use cannabis to treat cancer.


Cannabis use as a medicine dates back thousands of years.

The word marijuana is a slang term from Mexico. It comes from the Spanish phrase mariguano, meaning "intoxicant."

The 1937 Marihuana Tax Act made it harder to prescribe cannabis.

Cannabis belongs to the family Cannabaceae. It may include three species, cannabis indica, cannabis sativa, and cannabis ruderalis.

Cannabis plants have more than 100 different compounds specific to the plant genus cannabis sativa called cannabinoids.

We have a series of receptors that cannabis activates, such as cannabinoid 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid 2 (CB2).

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a cannabinoid responsible for getting you high.

Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis.

Cannabis plants can be male, female, or hermaphrodite.

Hemp and marijuana are two types of cannabis plants. 

Hemp has less than 0.3% THC, while marijuana contains higher THC levels.

There have not been many clinical trials on cannabis.

Tobacco increases your risk of lung cancer, yet it's 100% legal.

Alcohol causes more cancer but is not banned.

Prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer in the U.S. and Europe.

The U.S. created the war on drugs and was behind the influx of drugs in the country.

We have a for-profit prison"industry in the U.S.

How To Use Cannabis For Cancer

1. Read Phoenix Tears - The Rick Simpson Story

2. Ingest 60 grams of cannabis in about 90 days

3. Use three doses of cannabis per day

4. Eat a plant-based diet

5. Detox

6. Do emotional healing

7. Try different natural cancer remedies

Action Steps

Everyone should try to use cannabis for cancer. Rick Simpsons is a cannabis expert. I recommend that everyone reads his book Phoenix Tears - The Rick Simpson Story.

It's a great book that explains how to use cannabis to treat various symptoms. Rick also released another book called Rick Simpson Oil - Nature's Answer for Cancer.

He recommends that cancer patients should ingest 60 grams of cannabis in about 90 days. Most of the cancer killing ability comes from THC. But finding cannabis with higher levels of THC can be hard.

People who have endured radiation and chemotherapy damage can take longer to heal. Patients should try to ingest 120 to 180 grams over six months to undo these treatments' harm.

Once patients fix all the damage, they can take a maintenance dose of 1 to 2 grams of oil per month. For an adult, this would equal about a drop a day. 

Rick suggests that patients start with three doses per day about the size of half a grain of dry short-grained rice. A dose equals about 1⁄4 of a drop, so most beginners should start with tiny amounts. 

The only time Rick recommends patients to use larger doses is to get rid of pain medications. When people begin oil treatment, they usually cut their pain medications in half. The object is to ingest enough oil to take care of the pain. 

Only relying on cannabis to treat cancer might not be enough to reverse the condition. You should also eat a plant-based diet, detox, and do some emotional healing. 

Cancer develops when our body is acidic and toxic. Cannabis seems to help the body detox. But if you still make your body toxic, cannabis can't be as effective.

Beating cancer requires a huge life change. If you want to learn other ways to treat cancer, then download our free guide below. Discover several natural cancer remedies you can use to treat cancer.

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About the author 

Simon Persson

Simon Persson is a holistic cancer blogger with a passion for natural health cures. When he is not blogging, he enjoys nature, cooking and learning about the latest gadgets on the market.

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