Because I watched "The Truth About Cancer" and liked the page on Facebook, I was recently made aware of another documentary with the title "The Sacred Plant".
I have watched 6 of the 7 episodes so far. And I am quite interested in the whole subject.
Even before that, I was a firm believer in the healing effects of Cannabis. I have always felt it should be made legal so that people can decide whether they would like to try it for one or more of its healing compounds.
Medical Cannabis is not yet legalised in Ireland, although they are talking about it. We are certainly not allowed to grow it ourselves.
So many people still think of it as a drug, as something that makes you high, as something that you get addicted to and as something that, ultimately, will damage your brain and other parts of your body. I so much feel we should start talking more about the benefits it may have when it comes to our health.
I have only had one joint in my life so far, and I don't think I want to do it again, although I quite enjoyed the experience. But this is neither here nor there. Of course I don't think that it would be desirable that we have people who are high on drugs walking around everywhere. But I do feel that Cannabis should be available for medical reasons and for people who really need it and it should be available in the strengths and dosages that they need.
My husband and I ordered Cannabis oil from a shop in the Netherlands a while ago; not because of his cancer but because of an ongoing chronic pain in his stomach area that has never been diagnosed and for which he is taking strong pain killers that only work a little bit, yet they increase the doesage all the time. We then thought that this oil, while working for the pain, might also work on his cancer. It is CBD oil.
He is taking it when he has a severe pain, but usually it doesn't work very well, it certainly doesn't take the pain away completely. So I don't think we are going to get it again. Also, in the documentary they were saying today that the compound that is most effective when it comes to treating cancer is THC, meaning that whatever product you get you have to make sure you get one with THC in it - not so much that it makes you high but enough to work on the cancer.
The documentary is really cool. They show organisations in Israel where they grow and sell it to patients, they show people from the US who have used it successfully to treat their cancers, and they have people on it who actually explain about how Cannabis works in the body and also admit that so far most of the research has been done on mice and not on humans. It feels to me like a very good documentary with lots of valuable information in it.
I would love for my husband to be able to try Cannabis. And he would love it too. Isn't it crazy that we cannot try it unless we are willing to do something illegal?
I am writing this post because I would love to know if any of you have found any research over the years, any information out there would be helpful. I trust people in this forum more than this documentary or any documentary for that matter. I know that the people on this forum are, like us, looking for a way to prolong their lives or even cure their cancers, and that is why I feel confident that we can talk about this. Or maybe it has already been talked about before my husband and I joined this forum.
I know that this is a very sensitive subject because there may well be people on this forum who use Cannabis - maybe even grow it themselves - but who can't say this because it is not legal in the state of the US or the country they live in. So I am not expecting anyone to reveal anything personal here. Yet I feel it is important to raise this subject so that all of us can have a think about it ourselves and do our own research.
Thanks for reading.