Cannabis is a good treatment option for people suffering from cancer. Cancer will be the plague of the 21st century. I don’t need a crystal ball to predict this because it is based on common sense and logic.
Two major things cause Cancer:
1. Carcinogens. Many common toxicants (the new “official” word for the 80,000 industrial chemicals that are in our immediate environment) are “carcinogens”. That means they cause cancer. 1 out of every 5 Americans are exposed EVERY DAY to the top 7 cancer causing chemicals in personal care products: shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, mouthwash, make up etc. Why are carcinogens allowed in those products? That is a topic for another day. Carcinogens are in your air, food, and water. You must protect yourself from these toxicants because no one else will. A couple good places to learn more are NaturopathicMD, and the Environmental Working Group.
2. Obesity: Obesity causes 40% of cancers according to the Centers for Disease Control. The cancers we hear about most commonly (colon, breast, stomach, liver, thyroid, kidney, uterine and ovarian cancers) are all tied to having too much fat on your body. The US is the fattest country on the planet. Soon, more Americans will die from cancer than heart attacks. If you are a pot smoker, and you want more information on how to prevent getting cancer in the first place, click here.
Cannabis and Pain Management
Opioid medications are for pain. Cancer patients are commonly in a lot of pain. Last month, the European Journal of Internal Medicine, published a study that followed 2,970 cancer patients between 2015 and 2017 as they started a medical marijuana treatment program for chronic pain. Patients reported how much pain they were in in the beginning, before cannabis, and then again after the treatment was underway. According to the study 95.9 percent of the patients who survived experienced a dramatic reduction in pain. 52.9 percent of patients rated their pain between 8 and 10 (on a scale of 10) in the beginning of the study. After six months of treatment with cannabis, the number reporting level 8 pain or higher dropped to 4.6 percent.
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This study also found that cancer patients benefitted from using cannabis in other ways. Many saw improvement with nausea and vomiting when they used cannabis. Our Minty Minx Pipe Potion is designed to be used to improve nausea and vomiting symptoms even more with a delicious blend of peppermint and antioxidants. Sleep disorders are another common complaint from cancer patients that cannabis can help with. This study reported an 87.5% improvement with sleep. Cancer patients aren’t the only ones who have trouble sleeping, America has a sleep deprivation epidemic on its hands. Our Chillaxin’ Pipe Potion has a delightful lavender essential oil combination to help with anxiety, depression, and support relaxation and healthy sleep.
The study authors stated that: “In an age where a physician often prescribes a different medication for each [cancer] symptom, cannabis, as a comprehensive treatment that affects several symptoms, becomes a desirable therapeutic option… (it) seems to be well tolerated, effective and safe.” According to a study published in JAMA in 2014, states where medical marijuana is legal have a 25% lower death rate from prescription drugs. Cannabis is safer, and less addictive than opioids like oxycontin, Vicodin, fentanyl etc.
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