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Medical Marijuana facts in Cancer Treatment

Published on July 20, 2011


Marijuana, whose botanical name is cannabis, has been used by humans for thousands of years. It was classified as an illegal drug by many countries in the 20th century. But over the past two decades, there has been a growing movement to legalize it, primarily for medical purposes. Medical marijuana use has surged in the 23 states, including the District of Columbia, that allow its use

Marijuana is a very special natural medicine that increases our chances of beating cancer, though contemporary oncologists are mostly interested in it for its ability to mitigate the nasty side effects of chemo and radiation therapy. They would never think of it as an important part of the actual treatment of cancer.

THC has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration because medical science confirms its use in a broad variety of clinical situations. Specifically a THC-containing drug called Marinol is FDA approved though it does not come close to effectiveness of natural cannabinoids. Synthetic copies of natural substances rarely if ever maintain the same pharmacological effects as the original and we know this to be especially true in the case of marijuana and the chemicals the pharmaceutical companies manufacture to simulate natural cannabinoids..

The endocannabinoid system is a set of nerve receptors and related body chemicals that deal with appetite, pain-sensation, mood and memory. The interesting thing about the nerve receptors is that they respond to cannabinoids, one of the components of marijuana. There are many pain-relieving medications available today. Without doubt pain medications[1] are a blessing for the temporary relief of pain as well as for the people who are dying and suffering. The safest pain relievers though are the cannabinoids, which can be used for longer periods of time with fewer side effects and dangers.

I have written several books on cancer and have been championing medical marijuana in my protocols for over five years. I wrote a book on cannabinoid medicine and even I am surprised with the depth of research that resurrects the popular marijuana medicine from the 1800s and early 1900s.

Medical marijuana is now a cutting-edge medicine—one that has been around the block in the world of medicine and was especially popular in pharmacies until it was made illegal starting in 1913 just after the Federal Reserve Act was passed. The same interests that took control of the money supply took control of the pharmaceutical industry. These fast growing companies needed to make inexpensive drugs and pain medications illegal so they could legally get away with murder from the use of more dangerous synthetic drugs.

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All research leads us to the undeniable conclusion that marijuana is the premier cancer medicine mankind has been looking for and finally has found. The problem is that there are special interests whose main interest is that real cures for cancer are never discovered. Actually it’s a mistake to think in terms of cure; it’s better to think in terms of effective treatment, for cancer is a very complicated phenomena with multiple and often concurrent causes. Treatments need to touch down on many if not all the causes to affect a permanent cure.

Everyone who knows of my work knows that I have never recommended single-shot cancer cures. In my book Sodium Bicarbonate – Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment I made it very clear that I never recommend bicarbonate without magnesium salts or without iodine and several other important anticancer agents.

Oncologists also use sodium bicarbonate when they administer chemotherapy to buffer the poisonous nature of the chemo agents as they are administered.

Until this writing, magnesium chloride remained as the number-one priority in my cancer protocol with bicarbonate coming in second, even though bicarbonate offers more immediate benefit in terms of anti-tumor effects. Medical marijuana has been included with my core recommendations but I am now thrusting it to the forefront.

Despite the legal problems, it is time for the field of medicine to wake up to the true value of marijuana in the treatment of disease. Marijuana has moved into a first-place tie with magnesium chloride in my cancer protocol and I am now recommending that it be used universally. Its effect is just too good and its price too low. Some see goodness and affordability as unimportant but anyone with a humane heart must surely recognize the importance of accepting marijuana as a beneficial therapy. Doctors beware; in an age of financial and economic collapse we will be desperate for inexpensive medicines that are safe and universally available.


In my bicarbonate book I always recommended magnesium to be taken with the baking soda. In my CBD book I will strongly recommend that marijuana be taken with heavy administration of magnesium transdermally, orally, and by IV. Together cannabinoid and magnesium therapies will break the back of contemporary oncology’s predilection to try to cure people by poisoning them with intensely toxic chemicals and radiation.

Modern oncology comes from pharmaceutical companies with a sordid past. Everything about chemotherapy shouts out medical madness. For instance:

“In the past decade and a half, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the following for first-line treatment of non-small cell lung cancer: navelbine, paclitaxel, gemcitabine, and docetaxel. In addition, docetaxel was also approved for second-line treatment. In 2006, the FDA also approved a labeling extension for bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech, Inc.). We are repeatedly told that these drugs lead to a statistically significant improvement in survival, usually as demonstrated through one or two randomized controlled trials.What we are less often told is that the overall survival benefit of these drugs is in the realm of six to eight weeks! They hardly do anything in terms of real-life situations. Crudely put, the patient trades some serious toxicity for one to two months of increased survival,” writes Dr. Ralph Moss.

“Doctors who truly care about their patients would do better to take a serious look at what is available in the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and advocate forcefully for clinical trials to further test the potential of the most promising less-toxic treatments,” concludes Moss.

My Medical Marijuana book is revolutionary for the medical field not only because it champions the use of marijuana but also because it combines cannabinoid medicine with magnesium and pH medicine. Add iodine into the mix and we have four super-hero medicines that when used together combine to form a protocol that works on the deepest levels of physiology to effect healing and health. Add a few more items like high-dose vitamin C, natural chelators, and superfoods and we already have a powerful anticancer protocol. (In one of my next newsletters probably titled “Natural Allopathic Medicine and Marijuana,” I will lay out in more detail my full protocol.)

[1]Aspirin is not toxic, if you take one or two, and only occasionally. Countless people swill down acetominophen a drug that is toxic and sold as Tylenol® and Anacin®. Another dangerous toxin is ibuprofen. This is sold as Advil® and Motrin®. Then there is Codeine, Hydrocodone (Vicodin), Oxycodeine, Oxycontin®, Morphine, Hydromorphine, Tramadol, Demerol, fentanyl, methadone, ketamine, and propoxyphene.

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  • Somthing to think about. Thanks… I have been looking into this topic all over the internet and yours was the most useful!

  • Excellent web site. A lot of helpful information here. I am sending it to a few pals ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks in your sweat!

  • I hope that Dr. Sircus writes about the trans-dermal aspect of cannabis, such as in the “holy anointing oil.” The cannabinoid system is involved in every aspect of human physiology.

    For those that want to make their own medicine, this video will offer good instruction at

    I might add that the proteins and oils in the seeds are the precursors the human body uses to make the endogenous compounds. See

    Too many Medical Marijuana users are simply using the medicine mentioned in the Bible as an excuse to get high. The compounds need to be ingested in small amounts after they are made bio-available as in hash oil.

    Smoking the buds destroys an enormous amount of the beneficial cannabinoids. Eating the nuts provides the human body with the essential oils that are converted to the cannabinoids. It is amazing how many ways there are to accomplish the same task.

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  • Gilgamesh

    This is a great article. Most people,and doctors dont know, that there are so many alternative ways to cure cancer, and other health problems. The only thing doctors know is radiation and chemotherapy for cancer.The success rate for chemo and radiation is 2%, but it kills the other 98% of the cancer patients. The 2% that survives, I think they survive, maybe because they use some other alternative medicines along with the chemotherapy.
    And I hope every doctor, and health practitioner around the World will read your book.

  • Hemp and cannabis were and are very threatening to American corporations. Henry Ford used hemp to make an automobile body that was far lighter and far stronger than steel… scary for the steel industry.

    Paper? Fabric? Rope? Building materials? Food? Healing? Cannabis out performs most other products on the market. Scary for many industries. No wonder they had to outlaw it.

    Hemp serves health, life, the people, but not the corporate system – that is its only sin. Since the old system is rapidly crumbling, so will its oppressive laws be reversed. I look forward to the day when we can all enjoy cannabis/hemp leaves, seeds and oil as ingredients in our daily fare, preventing cancer before it even begins.

    Thanks, Cathy, for sharing your observations. I think I’ll use my magnesium oil more often too!

  • Cathy

    Hemp Cures…What I believe is the how and why…
    First of all let me state I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV but I am a mom of some sick
    children and that fact has made me a hard core researcher. I am in no way telling anyone how
    to treat their sickness nor am I saying this is what we do. I have a high school education (take
    that for what it is. I was in Who’s Who Among American High School Students…again take that
    for what it is…nothing) Now that the legal stuff is out of the way lets get to the nuts and bolts of
    the how and why.
    I believe we are a sick generation. I believe we did not get there in just one generation.
    We are sick generationally (not a word but it is now…wink) do to our bodies have not been
    getting the nutrition that we have needed for generations. Good bacteria is one example. If our
    gut is out of balance that is passed on to the child via the birth process. Having ones gut out of
    balance weakens the immune system so generationally there is the potential for us to get more
    and more week exists with every generation.
    I believe most of us on this site are aware that we have cannaboid receptors in all our cells in
    our body. They are there for a reason. They need to be filled. I believe a healthy body will,
    with the right amount of omega 3’s, produce enough to have our cannaboid receptors filled.
    The contrary is, I believe, is that if you are deficient in the cannaboids (most of the receptors are
    empty) even if you up your omega 3 the body will not be able to produce enough to fill the need.
    I believe the body to be at a greatly compromised state at this point so it just will not function as
    it should. There by allowing sickness and disease to take hold. This course this will manifest
    differently in all of us. Some of us will end up with cancer. While an other will end up with fibro.
    You get the picture. We usually end up with a disease in our weak spot of our body.
    In all my study, I see a vast difference with treating symptoms and curing a disease. I believe
    that smoking cannabis does not get the needed amount of oils into the body to heal the body of
    sickness. I do believe however it does bring about relief of symptoms. I say this to say I believe
    the evidence is there that if the oil is ingested in large enough amounts the body’s cannaboid
    receptors will be filled. Meaning that a majority of the cells will have what it takes to function
    correctly there by working correctly to heal the body. When you look at personal testimonies of
    very sick people who have used the oil (via Rick Simpson’s method) you see very sick people
    getting much better in just 2 – 3 momths. I believe how this is possible because these folks are
    equipping every cell in their body to fight and function properly. I also see many folks who are
    also very sick just smoking it for relief from horrible symptoms who also have nothing short of
    miraculous testimonies but not really ever getting totally well. An example is of an ALS patient
    who treats her symptoms by smoking. It really helps with her symptoms and it has allowed her
    to live way past the life expectancy for ALS patients. I say this not in any way to come against
    anyone smoking this but to throw out there the possibility that our body if given all the tools it
    needs to function will heal itself!!
    My daughter is very sick with late stage lyme disease. Because of this as a mom I have looked
    at many possible things to help her body heal. I have studied how the body works. I have
    studied herbs, raw food, naturally fermented foods, supplements, and minerals. She has been
    on antibiotics since August of 2010. (usually 3 different antibiotics at a time) I know that this
    can not be good for her. But, we had to start treating the bacteria in lyme while I studied like
    a mom on a mission. One of the things I discovered along the way was Magnesium oil. This
    is something we also need in every cell of the body. It is also something that once we get
    to a very depleted state we can not ingest enough to make up the difference. (it irritates our
    digestive lining so it needs to put on through the skin) At first we had to have our daughter soak
    her feet in a warm water and an ounce of mag oil. We did this every night for a month. This
    was enough to bring her levels up. Now she is just on a maintenance dose. I say this to explain
    that I think cannabis oil works in much the same way. Once we are deplete our bodies just can
    not make enough to keep up with the demand. We must take in larger amounts to fill the deficit
    but once the deficit is filled a maintenance dose will keep us keepin’ on!
    Again, I am in no way an expert. But I see a pattern here as I look at people’s testimonies and
    look at medical documentation. I wrote this to get your ideas.
    May we all live long healthy lives and prosper!