Warning: We are not licensed doctors and we are not approved by any government agency to be able to tell you that anything treats or cures anything. This is merely an opinion, and we encourage you to break through the big-government and big-pharma matrix to do your own research and learn about positive ways to protect your health.
Many of our medicines are based on plant compounds, including aspirin (from willow), menthol (from mint), and quinine (from the Cinchona tree). Plants, and medicines made from them, have been an integral part of native and indigenous cultures for thousands of years. Synthesizing part of the plant to treat sickness and disease, is nothing new to society.
Cannabis, an annual, flowering herb, has several compounds that could be very beneficial to medicine and the treatment of various diseases. The cannabis plant has been used medicinally for over three thousand years. In Colorado, where medicinal and recreational use of marijuana is now “legal”, we can use this openness and opportunity to explore more about this particular plant’s medicinal effects.
Cannabis plants can be processed into oils and other compounds – which can then be used without having to smoke and inhale smoke to be able to ingest the beneficial parts of the cannabis plant.
“Glandular trichomes” on the plant contain cannabinoids (CBD) that are non-psychoactive. Cannabinoids have the potential to act as an anti-inflammatory agent in the body and are also potentially anti-psychotic. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the component that can make people feel “high” and CBD are being researched in different ratios for treatment of various ailments.
Cannabis has been used to treat nausea, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer, and is being researched to treat other illnesses – both physical and mental. It is completely natural, with no known side-effects, and no reported overdoses or deaths from the medicinal use of this plant. This is something to consider, and remember… why on earth would our government make it illegal to use this plant for the treatment of sickness and disease?
What is interesting about the cannabinoids in cannabis, is that human beings are actually pre-wired through our Endocannabinoid System to use compounds in cannabis to heal. What is truly exciting about using cannabis to treat cancer, is that it appears that these treatments target only the cancerous and sick cells, and have no negative effects on healthy cells. So, unlike traditional Western treatments for cancer (chemotherapy and radiation) – that kill almost everything and make the patient feel very sick, perhaps treatment(s) with cannabis could prove to target only the cancer.
In our THC Feed, we will continue to explore the research and success stories of using this plant to treat sickness and disease. We will also work with local and State officials to make sure we protect our Medicine Freedom – our natural right to use natural medicines.