5 Common Illnesses You Didn’t Know Marijuana Can Cure

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    Donnybrook Well-Known Member

    5 Common Illnesses You Didn’t Know Marijuana Can Cure

    By: Kyle Muckian

    You’ve probably heard of medicinal marijuana and how people are using it for pain relief for illnesses they are suffering from currently. More and more people are turning to marijuana not as just a pain reliever but as a possible cure.

    When we think about common illnesses we often think of the common cold or flu, seasonal allergies even. They are the kinds of illnesses we just accept as part of life because we more often than not survive them year after year. There is, however, another class of common illnesses that are much more aggressive and have proven difficult for science to find a cure for. Let’s have a look at five common aggressive illnesses that marijuana is proving to be more than just a pain reliever for, but is proving to have cracked the code on how to cure them.

    1. Cancer
    Cannabinoids, the active components of marijuana, inhibit tumor growth and also kill cancer cells. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant, targets cannabinoid receptors similar in function to endocannabinoids, which are cannabinoids that are naturally produced in the body and activate these receptors.
    Researchers have now found that cannabidiol has the ability to ‘switch off’ the gene responsible for metastasis (spreading of the cancer to other organs) in an aggressive form of cancer. Importantly, this substance does not produce the psychoactive properties of the cannabis plant.

    Cannabis has been used to treat all different forms of cancers ranging from brain cancer, melanoma and even Glioblastoma multiforme – one of the most difficult cancers to treat as it seldom responds to any medical intervention, especially conventional methods which poisons and basically destroy cells such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery.

    2. Epilepsy
    Several lines of evidence now suggest that cannabinoid compounds are anti-convulsant and empirical evidence in many children is establishing conclusive evidence that cannabinoid therapy may be the most effective treatment available for epileptics. The way it works is that the basically negates the seizure from ever happening by modulating neuro-excitation (namely, keeping the neurons and synapses from getting overly excited which cause the seizure)

    Patients report that they can wean themselves off prescription drugs, and still not experience seizures if they have a regular supply of cannabis.

    3. Multiple Sclerosis
    It has been shown that CBD (Cannabidiol) helps treat MS-like symptoms by preventing immune cells from mutating and attacking the insulating covers of nerve cells in the spinal cord. Mice having had an MS-like condition induced by partially paralyzing their limbs, we then given injections of cannabinoids. The mice responded by regaining movement, first twitching their tails and then beginning to walk normally again.

    It was noted that the mice treated with CBD had much less inflammation in the spinal cord than their untreated counterparts. This shows that cannabis has a direct impact on the slowing and eventual reversal of MS. It is to be noted that after significant damage to the myelin sheath cannabis is no longer able to restore muscle function. Early detection is key to success.

    4. Alzheimer’s Disease
    An abstract published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that THC is effective in slowing the formation of beta amyloid, the plaque that forms in brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients that reduces their cognitive function. After examining the effect of THC on beta amyloid protein precursor cells, researchers noted at the 6, 24, and 48-hour marks that THC continually lowered beta amyloid levels.

    5. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
    One typical ADHD symptom is distraction. About 70% of the brain’s function is to regulate input to the other 30%. The cause of ADHD is probably a decreased ability to suppress sensory input both internal and external. Basically the brain is overwhelmed with too much information that comes too fast. In ADHD, the brain is cluttered with and too aware of all the nuances of a person’s daily experience. This phenomenon is caused by a dopamine dysfunction.

    Since the endocannabinoid system was discovered, many studies revealed that marijuana also modulates the dopamine system and, therefore, has a potential for ADHD treatment by acting to free up dopamine and decrease the over-stimulation of the mid-brain.

    The other benefit of marijuana to its pharmaceutical counterpart ritalin, is that it causes none of the side effects found in ritalin such as: psychosis (abnormal thinking or hallucinations), difficulty sleeping, stomach aches, diarrhea, headaches, and dry mouth. In some cases, the use of Ritalin has led to death. Death can be caused due to burst blood vessels, heart failure and fever.

    So what this all means is that with enough research and enough attention, marijuana could be used as a medicinal CURE for some of our most stubborn illnesses.
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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    PTSD and Autism, as well.
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    Alienwidow Well-Known Member

    Nice post. I work with people with a bunch of these. Trying to stop a woman from having seizures is my top priority right now. Im hoping this stephen hawking kush will do it or at least cut down the number of seizures per month.
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    Xiu Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine is trying to find a strain to treat his late onset epilepsy/ seizures. The first he tried made it worse and scared him away from weed.

    Never heard of SHK. Please post the outcome. Thank you.

    BarnBuster Virtually Unknown Member

    I'd be interested in reading peer reviewed studies that prove cures if you post them here.

    lawlrus Well-Known Member

    Don't hold your breath.
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    Alienwidow Well-Known Member

    Oh ill be around. The strain is going to finish in a few months so thats when shes going to get to try it.

    thebonzaseedbank Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    I smoked a lot of strains but still haven't found the right one for my anxiety. I guess I'll keep smoking.

    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    Respect, but I don't need a peer reviewed study to tell me that marijuana helps my PTSD. When I was living with them after I got back from Afghanistan, my parents who are Catholic and conservative actually helped me acquire it before, because it's the only thing that's been helpful with minimal side effects, and I can function. I didn't smoke until I was 22-23 and fresh out of the Army. I just decided to try it at the suggestion of someone else for medicinal purposes, and I felt stupid I hadn't done it sooner. My entire platoon was smoking the Afghan Kush often enough, and it grew, like, 12 feet tall over there. I never thought it was bad, but I didn't want to get fucked up for some dick looking through my piss for it. But I digress:

    Please believe me when I say, wholeheartedly, that I would probably be dead if not for marijuana as a medicine.
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    BarnBuster Virtually Unknown Member

    OD, I'm not saying it doesn't help in many situations. OP said cure. "Proof of Cure" is entirely different.
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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    I see what you're saying. I mean, semantics, but I think he meant treatment. Except for the cancer thing, THC really does destroy tumors. Apoptosis and shit. So check this out:

    A tumor cell's a cell in the body that's forgotten to shed and die a normal cell death to recreate. Every cell of your body has cannabinoid receptors. THC from marijuana sends a signal to the cell, if enough of a dose is consumed to reach each cell in one's body, and the signal reminds the cell that it's overdue to die and grow. Bam! Apoptosis.
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    ky man Well-Known Member

    I had what they the dr.s said was bone cancer and oil was made and I treated my sealf and in 6-8 months it was GONE.IT was lese then one inch but it keeped cutting it back till it was gone.WHEN finley i told the cancer drs.what I did it blew there mind could have just been luck but we will never know .I had a fast cancer the first time and was given 30 days or less to live but that time onley 3 people in the state of ky, had had that kind of cancer.i had.i had surgery and had to go a few states away to have my life saved if I had not left the state for help I would be dead in the ground,but bone cancer they wounted to treat it and I had been thrue to much so I did the oil and I am cancer free as of now.i can not tell the hole storey on here or people would KNOW MY REAL NAME but soon I will be a speaker and on tv, if I don't chang my mind on how pot saved my life reason why is it could hurt some friends in the game and me even I would never do that with out there permishion.I know its hard to belive but it is all on drs.records. I hope you can read my bad writing.ps.......A man will brake laws to live that hurt no one to save there life or loved ones.I realey do think if the best people in the world keep studing pot there will be a cur for almost every thing that kills lots of people.i also know I have friends that pot is keeping alive now.but don't know for how long.I hope you can read my bad writing for I onley finished the 7 grad and got a job AND did very well for me and my children.I have even had people wounting to write books about my hole life and I said no I will take what I know to my grave for the book would not save no ones life...............ky....
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    cli420 Well-Known Member

    I seem to have the same problem ;)
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    saiyaneye Well-Known Member

    Anyone know any strains that help severe ADD/ADHD?

    Lash666 Well-Known Member

    I'd say sativa or sativa hybrids ..but i guess it depends on the person.
    Sour diesel,
    Mr.Nice ,
    Green crack etc
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    Norma Stilner

    Norma Stilner New Member

    First of all, thank you for a post. I know the peoples who smoked a lot of strain and they started smoking, they find the solution but could not find the right path and still burn. Can you suggest me the right track?

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    GroErr Well-Known Member

    I can vouch for the cancer thing, I was given 6-12 months... 8 years ago, they keep telling me it'll come back, I keep telling them to go f'themselves and keep their pharma meds. Edibles is where it's at to get enough medicinal value and a good mix of cannabinoids by mixing up sift from multiple strains.

    The other maladies I've personally found it works on with CBD strains is Tinittus and Migraines. Smoking it didn't work all that great with these but edibles seem to do the trick.
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    powerslide Well-Known Member

    Do you have dose amounts or anything to help people out? I see posts all the time about how it saved people but how do you know how much to take? I don't enjoy getting high i used to grow for a few years and quit when i had kids, i've not been feeling well for about a month, I have plans to go to the dr and always just think the worst in the back of my head.
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