Thursday, June 26, 2014

Patterns of Use of Medical Cannabis Among Israeli Cancer Patients

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 
June 16, 2014 

Patterns of Use of Medical Cannabis Among Israeli Cancer Patients: A Single Institution Experience 


The use of the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa L.) for the palliative treatment of cancer patients has been legalized in multiple jurisdictions including Israel. 
Yet, not much is currently known regarding the efficacy and patterns of use of cannabis in this setting.

To analyze the indications for the administration of cannabis among adult Israeli cancer patients and evaluate its efficacy.

Efficacy and patterns of use of cannabis were evaluated, using physician-completed application forms, medical files and a detailed questionnaire in adult cancer patients treated at a single institution.

Of approximately 17,000 cancer patients seen, 279 (<1.7%) received a permit for cannabis from an authorized institutional oncologist. 
The median age of cannabis users was 60 years (range 19-93 years), 160 (57%) were female and 234 (84%) had metastatic disease. 
Of 151 (54%) patients alive at six months, 70 (46%) renewed their cannabis permit. 
Renewal was more common among younger patients and those with metastatic disease. 
Of 113 patients alive and using cannabis at one month, 69 (61%) responded to the detailed questionnaire. 
Improvement in pain, general well-being, appetite and nausea were reported by 70%, 70%, 60% and 50%, respectively. 
Side effects were mild and consisted mostly of fatigue and dizziness.

Cannabis use is perceived as highly effective by some patients with advanced cancer and its administration can be regulated, even by local authorities. 
Additional studies are required in order to evaluate the efficacy of cannabis as part of the palliative treatment of cancer patients.

Cannabis Cures Cancer

The US Government has known since 1974 that Cannabis cures Cancer. In '72 Richard Nixon wanted a larger budget for his war on drugs. He thought that if he proved Cannabis caused lung cancer like cigarettes do, he would get the support he needed. He gave the Medical College of Virginia 2 years to do a study on the effects of THC on the body. In '74 the study was completed. It turns out, THC when ingested in highly concentrated forms (such as eating Cannabis oil) will attack any mutated cells in your body while strengthening and rejuvenating the healthy cells. They found the PERFECT cure for Cancer. It worked fast, it worked well, it worked on many different forms of Cancer in ALL stages and it had ZERO harmful side effects. (Unlike Chemo which deteriorates your entire body and kills 1 in 5 patients. Not only that, but it dissolves ALL forms of tumors and can even combat super-bugs like MRSA.) When Richard Nixon saw the results of the study he was FURIOUS. He threw the entire report in the trash and deemed the study classified. In 1976 President Gerald Ford put an end to all public cannabis research and granted exclusive research rights to major pharmaceutical companies, who set out — unsuccessfully — to develop synthetic forms of THC that would deliver all the medical benefits without the “high.”

We only found out about the study a few years ago thanks to dedicated medical and law professionals who filed Freedom of Information Requests. The Govt lied for many reasons.. One of the main reasons is Pharmaceutical Companies. They spend billions every year lobbying to keep Cannabis illegal because they make TRILLIONS off Cancer drugs and research. They are already well aware that Cannabis cures Cancer. They have a great con going at the moment. Cancer patients and their loved ones will spend their entire life savings or even sell their houses and businesses in order to pay for Chemotherapy and other Cancer treatment drugs. A lot of the time they spend all that money and their loved one dies anyway. If the public found out that the Government has been lying for over 40 years, that MILLIONS of lives could have been saved and that the dying could grow the cure they need in their backyard... The Public would be going APE-SHIT.

PLEASE keep an open mind about this. I realize it's hard to believe but I PROMISE YOU, it's true. If you want to know more, you should Google 'Cannabis Cures Cancer'. You will see that there are thousands of published scientific studies, articles, books and documentaries on the subject. Id start with the film 'Run From The Cure'. Its one of my favorites.

Start here :

Cannabis Cures Cancer and the Government Knows it:

A Molecular Biologist Explains How THC Completely Kills Cancer: