Some scientific research has shown that some chemicals in the marijuana plant are beneficial with less risks they are called cannabinoids. It binds with our endo-cannabinoid system in the human body, According to a consultant palliative medicine physician, the cannabinoids have scientific structures that are chemically similar to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol )the compound found in the marijuana herb that is responsible for making its users experience the 'high ' .The beauty of the cannabinoids is that unlike THC, they do not induce hallucinations or the 'high' in its users. They are similar to naturally occurring body chemicals that are key in regulating pressure, memory, thinking, concentration, body movement, awareness of time, appetite, pain and the five senses:sight, smell, hearing,touch and taste.
Cancer is characterised by intense pain, nausea and loss of appetite and cannabinoids have been found to be effective in pain control, appetite stimulation and thus weight gain in patients from terminal illnesses like cancer.
Scientific research conducted on lab rats has shown that purified extracts (extracts with THC )slow the growth of cancer cells
Clearly, nature has therefore seems to have a solution to our medical problems. Rick Simpsons Oil is manufactured from marijuana extracts but in countries that have not legalised the use of marijuana, it becomes tricky to work of this life saving remedy. Is it time for our governments all over the world to relook into this and craft laws and legislations to facilitate the use of the herb for medical purposes?me thinks so , unless we want to lose a sizeable percentage of our population to this killer disease.There is a need to interrogate existing legal and moral red tape;we are faced with a serious war and if we are to win, we need to change our approach
Take the instance the case of HIV/AIDS in Africa; when the disease was first discovered in 1980s, a lot of myths surrounded it and due to social cultural bottlenecks, the diseases spread like bush fire. Stigma was at its highest; it took a change in social cultural and legal approaches to make strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS and today, we have people living normal lives due to medication and social change; stigma had gone down and more people understand about HIV today than they did in the past. Time to change our approach to the fight against cancer is now if we don't want to risk being swept away for even though the disease is not contagious, the financial burden is unmanageable owing to the fact that the majority of African population is living below the poverty level. The pharmaceutical companies and hospital want to keep their business running, at what cost? Are there other ways that we can adopt and forget about cancer forever.
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