|Yet weed has been proven to cause lung cancer|
|A large retrospective cohort study of 64,855 men aged 15 to 49 years from the United States found that Cannabis use was not associated with tobacco-related cancers and a number of other common malignancies. However, the study did find that, among nonsmokers of tobacco, ever having used Cannabis was associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer.|
A population-based case-control study of 611 lung cancer patients revealed that chronic low Cannabis exposure was not associated with an increased risk of lung cancer or other upper aerodigestive tract cancers and found no positive associations with any cancer type (oral, pharyngeal, laryngeal, lung, or esophagus) when adjusting for several confounders, including cigarette smoking.
A systematic review assessing 19 studies that evaluated premalignant or malignant lung lesions in persons 18 years or older who inhaled marijuana concluded that observational studies failed to demonstrate statistically significant associations between marijuana inhalation and lung cancer after adjusting for tobacco use.
|If this forum was natured on a first name, full identity basis I'd gladly welcome you to bring me someone diagnosed with cancer and prove that they can be cured via heavy cannabis use.|
What now you want me to prove to you that cancer can be cured by cannabis? Weren't you the one that was debating that?
|I find it irresponsible to make unfounded claims about "covert studies"|
|The only thing you then really stand to lose is your doubts of whether cannabis does cure cancer and the only thing the person having the cancer stands to lose is their cancer.|
|This particular outcome (person being cured) should not upset you or the person who was cure but only BIG PHARM :)|
|How about dignity? Respect? Pride?|
|Who has been cured? Please give us something to work with.|
|Don't give them false hope - just give them as much hope as chemotherapy does. If the cannabis then succeeds in curing their cancer they really haven't lost their dignity, respect and pride.|
|I know chemotherapy actually has cured people with low level cancers, and there is official scientific studies saying so. I haven't been able to find scientific studies that pot has done the same. Post hoc, ergo propter hoc my argument is factual and valid and yours appears to be based on personal experience and no secondary research or trusted sources and as a result, just may be fantasy.|
|I'd say your argument is based on simply what the mainstream flow tells you and not the actual results - which is chemo has not really cured the majority of people it was implemented on.|
|The mainstream tells you that you should brush your teeth and take showers as well, so should I not believe or trust in those things because that's the word in the mainstream? I believe what is proven to be true through personal research, it's your right to believe in other uses of weed, that doesn't necessarily mean that it's true though.|
It may very well be true, that doesn't mean it's going to be believed either, again without the facts to back it up.
|It may very well be true, that doesn't mean it's going to be believed either, again without the facts to back it up.|
|I follow many mainstream practices as well like brush my teeth because it works. Chemo does not work, hence there is supposedly no cure for cancer. So I do not follow this mainstream trend, especially when I personally know better. May I remind you, that mainstream views have been wrong many times in the past.|
|So basically your argument reduces to "I do what works because I know it does."? Sounds like circular logic.|
|then what should you do - go test it out yourself - its simple enough - that is exactly why this form of treatment is so threatening to the "Reputable sources" - because it does not require their involvement as is the case with conventional treaments like chemo.|
|A 2002 review of medical literature by Franjo Grotenhermen states that medical cannabis has established effects in the treatment of nausea, vomiting, premenstrual syndrome, unintentional weight loss, insomnia, and lack of appetite. Other "relatively well-confirmed" effects were in the treatment of "spasticity, painful conditions, especially neurogenic pain, movement disorders, asthma, [and] glaucoma".|
Preliminary findings indicate that cannabis-based drugs could prove useful in treating adrenal disease, inflammatory bowel disease, migraines, fibromyalgia, and related conditions.
Medical cannabis has also been found to relieve certain symptoms of multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries by exhibiting antispasmodic and muscle-relaxant properties as well as stimulating appetite.
Other studies state that cannabis or cannabinoids may be useful in treating alcohol abuse, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, collagen-induced arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, bipolar disorder, colorectal cancer, HIV-Associated Sensory Neuropathy, depression, dystonia, epilepsy, digestive diseases, gliomas, hepatitis C, Huntington's disease, leukemia, skin tumors, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Parkinson's disease, pruritus, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psoriasis, sickle-cell disease, sleep apnea, and anorexia nervosa. Controlled research on treating Tourette syndrome with a synthetic version of THC called (Marinol), showed the patients taking the pill had a beneficial response without serious adverse effects; other studies have shown that cannabis "has no effects on tics and increases the individuals inner tension". Case reports found that cannabis helped reduce tics, but validation of these results requires longer, controlled studies on larger samples.