Child Cancer, Autism and Cannabis

Child Cancer, Autism and Cannabis

Parents Find Miracles with Cannabis MedicineThese stories highlight successes that parents are having with medicinal cannabis. People are rediscovering the properties of this plant that used to be the main and most effective medicinal plant used the USA. Low THC content presents no dangers to users. 1. Kalel Santiago was diagnosed with severe non-verbal autism at the age of two. This occurred following two years of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment for the cancer neuroblastoma. His parents decided to look at alternative treatments to help their son with his autism. They found cannabis oil – and in just two days Kalel spoke for the first time in his life. Hemp oil, rich in the compound cannabidiol (CBD), according to many parents, dramatically eases symptoms of both epilepsy and autism. Kalel’s father Abiel says. “You can’t imagine the emotion we had, hearing Kalel’s voice for the first time. It was amazing. The teacher recorded him and sent it to my wife and...
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The Cannabis Cure

The Cannabis Cure

Almost Mainstream KnowledgeI think it’s fair to say that by now, most people who are interested in natural medicine know of the benefits of cannabis in treating cancer, and as a treatment for a variety of other ailments. This is not news to us anymore.Finally, though, this knowledge is going mainstream. When CNN start reporting on the matter in a favourable light (http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/15/health/marijuana-medical-advances/), I think we can safely say that anyone who doesn’t live under a rock is aware of it now.Government vs ResearchAnyone who lives under a rock - and government, of course. Same thing really, I guess. Cannabis is still classed as a Schedule-1 drug and therefore is considered to have no medical uses. This means that research is virtually impossible. Scientists would need to obtain approval from a whole raft of government agencies, and approval is very rare indeed.So, despite the wide availability of medical marijuana, not nearly enough is known in a scientific sense about how...
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