So...does cannabis oil work?

Hi, i am going to let you make your own mind up about this as i know there will be some skeptics out there.

Cannabis oil has been legalised in 26 states in America, with doctors able to prescribe medicinal marijuana to patients with crohns disease, cancer, epilepsy etc. etc, plus COPD. You have people moving from one state to another so that they can get hold of this amazing medicine. I have been following people on a facebook page entitled "treating COPD with cannabis oil" and there are some amazing stories on there.

Those who have been following me will know that i have been researching this subject for months and 3 weeks ago a friend of mine managed to get hold of some weed and i made up a batch of suppositories and started taking them 3 times a day, which will be 3 weeks today. In fact i have to make another batch today. It's expensive to buy, so i am now growing my own...quite cheap once you have everything.

So, my background. 47 years of smoking, diagnosed with asthma and chronic bronchitis (copd) stage 1 mild with an FEV of 69% in March this year. In September i had a CT scan, which showed i also had emphysema. My pulmonologist then upgraded my status to moderate, possibly stage 2.

Yesterday i was due for a pulmonary function test to see if i was in fact stage 2, which entailed x rays and spirometry and was not allowed to take any medication at least 24 hours beforehand.

Had my x ray, did the spirometry, took 3 doses of ventolin, did the spirometry again 15 minutes later, then called into the doctor. He was looking at the spirometry results with a look of puzzlement on his face, so i was expecting the worst. In Thai he mumbled " i don't believe it" and proceeded to listen to my chest.

At this point i am still expecting the worst until he said.....your x ray is absolutely clear, i can't hear anything in your chest and your FEV has gone from 69% to 84% in 9 months. I believe you still have asthma, but your copd has either gone or it is very, very mild. What have you been doing? Needless to say i could not tell him about the can oil, so just told him that i had changed my diet. Which i have done, nothing dramatic as i have been having fruit smoothies for the past 5 years, but the last couple of months i have been juicing raw vegetables including beetroot.

He suggested i try stopping my medication, which is Spiriva and just take ventolin as and when required for my Asthma.

Because he does not believe the results, he has booked me in for another test in 2 months time.

So, is it the raw vegetables or the cannabis oil? I believe it is the latter and will be making another batch today.

Any doubters out there, do some research, check out jeff waters, rick simpson and the facebook page above. This stuff works and it is criminal that a natural medicine is not made available to people just so pharmaceutical companies can make millions.

Anyone who needs further information, please email me. I will help as much as i can.

I don't believe in xmas, but that was one hell of a present i was given yesterday.

By the way, this is NOT a cure. I will have to keep taking the oil for the rest of my life.

Have a great new year.

I will update again after my test in February.


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  • I would love to know where to get hold of some of this Cannabis Oil...I have read so much about obviously you know the procedure to make there anyway you can share it?

  • Hi Sanbie,

    If you join " treating copd with cannabis oil" on facebook, there is a mine of information on there. Google cannabis seeds and you will find hundreds of suppliers who will supply the seeds and everything you need to grow it. Go to you tube and look up "making a small batch of rick simpson oil", very easy. The hardest bit is growing it.

    Also google " how to grow marijuana", hundreds of web sites, very informative.

    Messaged earlier with a woman from USA who started taking the oil about 5 months ago, at that time she had 4 emphysema nodules in each lung, just had another CT scan, now only has 2, plus her FEV increased, but don't know by how much.

    Check out jeff waters and rick simpson on face book or just google.

    Please note, whist it is not illegal to possess cannabis seeds in most countries, it is illegal to grow it, apart from 26 states in America.. Be careful.

    Don't buy cannabis oil from the internet, it is rubbish and is mainly CBD, you need a strain which is high in THC.

    Anymore info email me.


  • Will do...thank you

  • Ok Australia must have blocked this...because it comes up as no search found..

  • Sanbie,The web page addy is "Treating COPD with Cannabis.

    I'm on there and I'm in Australia,

    I just want to say one thing about Rick Simpson oil and that is that he doesn't use food grade alcohol to make his oil, he uses butane and I don't want to ingest lighter fluid. The oil should be made ONLY with food grade alcohol such as Everclear...which is not available in Oz.but we can substitute.

  • I am not able to obtain everclear here, but using something similar.


  • Thanks for that Brondana, have applied to join...

    So what can we substitute for everclear?

    I have been using 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide on and off for a few months now and I have noticed a marked improvement in my breathing...I tried this because I didn't know where to get hold of Cannabis...

  • How are you using the peroxide?? I don't believe I've heard about this..give me some info please..W

  • Sorry been crocheting...

    Ok here is what I use

    I buy and use purea water

    I have a screen shot for the dosages but I don't know how or if I can load it here

  • Sorry, no idea. What do you mean by lock?

  • Do you make the suppositories out of the oil or the plant parts? And does using it that way give a "high" feeling? I never enjoyed the high feeling I got from cannabis because it made me feel paranoid so that would stop me from using it.

  • Look up " making a small batch of rick simpson oil on you tube. Mix the oil with extra virgin coconut oil at a ratio of 40:1. i.e. you have 2ml of oil so you mix with 80ml of coconut oil. Insert into size 00 suppository capsules. Cool, put in the fride, then insert one capsule every 8 hours through the back door. There is no high as it by passes the liver.


  • Thats amazing Merv! What a xmas present you got.. I'm in N.J. USA. Maybe I can hook up with some. Does it give you any side effects? Why do you say it's

    not a cure? I'm most interested to look it up on Facebook. Do you feel any different? Thats just such great news.

    I'm really happy for you.😊

    Rubyxx 😊

  • Hi Rubyred777, yes i am feeling quite good. No medication for 2 days now.

    No side effects because i take it through the backdoor so no high.

    Don't know if NJ is legal yet, you need to check as 26 states are now legal. If you know someone from california for example, they can get it for you.

    According to the experts it's not a cure, but does reverse the progression. However, if you stop taking it, the progression starts again.

    I am receiving seeds ordered from an American company, being shipped from Amsterdam...very professional.

    I received 5 seeds from another company yesterday, hidden inside a ball of knitting wool.

    Making the oil suppositories is easy, takes me about 1 1/2 hours to make enough for a month, growing it is not so easy. These plants can die from shock just from being handled incorrectly. The seeds are not expensive, so at the moment i am just experimenting.

    Learn more by joining: treating copd with cannabis oil on face book.


  • That is very interesting...........and you are right, Cannabis has been shown to help with all sorts of ailments so why don't worldwide governments accept it and research the application of it.? Will have a look at the face book page.

  • The problem is, the governments would not make much money by legalising cannabis, as they rake in millions from pharmaceutical companies in tax.

    What they don't take into account is the cost of treating copd, in the uk alone the cost is about 16bn gbp a year.

    America is going the right way with 26 states allowing cannabis for medical purposes and more to join.

    If it was legalised it would take out the drug runners who are the ones making the money and would reduce medical costs dramatically.

    Cannabis is a natural herb, like Turmeric, which has been used to treat peoples illnesses generations ago before we started relying on pharmaceutical drugs.


  • Hello Merv, a very interesting post. I found this site - do you think the CBD oil advertised in the link below would be be beneficial? I don't have the facilities to grow from seed

    Thanks, James

  • Hi James

    Oil with a cbd content, which you can purchase online is ok for treatment of pain and helps sleep but according to the experts you need an oil with a high THC level to treat copd. You cannot buy this oil online. I have a contact in America who makes the oil and ships it, but it is expensive.

    The easiest way is to purchase seeds and grow indoors, if you have a spare room that is ideal. The seeds are cheap and the yield from one very good plant would make enough suppositories for nearly one year.


  • No sirjames, CBD oil will not help COPD, don't waste your money. You need an oil with a higher percent of THC and this depends on the variety of the plant used to make the oil.

  • I saw program on TV and they said the CBD oil is working. Its put in a capsule and u can swallow. All we have to do is find the good quality of CBD oil and we can load out own capsules. I live in Florida, so have to ck on whats legal. Wouldn't b fun to find a cure and die in jail!

  • Hi, CBD oil does not work for COPD. Don't waste your money. You need an oil with a high THC level. I went from stage 2 copd with a FEV of 69% BP of 148 and within 3 weeks of taking the oil i went to a FEV of 84%, BP of 134 and 98% oxygen levels.

    You can do it too, but you need the right oil.


  • I agree with you all the way though I've been taking the oil for longer than you and it took ages for me to see a positive result. I'm seeing those results now though. Many people have brilliant results within days. I guess it's a tortoise and hare thing and I'm a tortoise. I expect even better things to come.

    I'm using the same method of oil delivery as you because I'm not at all partial to the high from ingesting the oil. I've gone from the cusp of very severe COPD to right in the middle of severe. I'm able to get around the house without huffing and puffing and can do things I wasn't able to do a month ago. The oil won't cure us but relieves the symptoms of copd. I daresay it also slows down the progression of the disease.

    It's so good to read you're making your own oil and now growing it. I wish I could grow but my neighbours are just a bit too close and cannabis products are still illegal in Oz. I think we were replying to eachother today in the 'treating copd' group.

    Keep on astounding your pulmonologist. Who knows, you might educate him in time.

  • Hi Brondana,

    Growing your own is not that hard. If you have a spare room in your house, grow it there. The seeds are cheap.


  • Check your private messages Merv.

  • Hi Brondana, just checked, nothing there.


  • I must have made a mistake with my attempt to send a pm. I've pm'd you in the Treating COPD etc., group, Swerv. I know how that one works. Maybe check on there

  • Hi, just checked, nothing on there either.

  • Yep, swerv it's definitely still there in the Treating COPD pm list, I just checked it. If it's not in your regular message folder, check your 'other' folder.

  • Sorry, i am useless with facebook...where would i find the message? I can't find a pm list.

    What is my "other" folder?


  • Swerv the easiest way to explain will be if you send me a private message on here and I'll reply to it telling you how to find the pm on 'there'. I don't know how to track pm's on this forum.

  • Swerv did you click the arrow next to your name at the top of this page to see your messages?

  • Yes, but nothing from you.


  • What ever it is thats caused the change its great news and thanks for sharing..

    There are oils available in the uk but i havnt looked into it enough to tell you what it is but what i do find interesting is that the American government own the patent on medicinal cannabis they are very aware of how it treats many conditions and as you rightly say its about making money

    uk site

    An interesting article on cannabis helping breathing problems

  • Brilliant news regarding your spirometry results Merv, and thanks for sharing - so informative - I love the fact that you don't have to get the high from it by using as suppositories. Am just afraid regarding the legal aspects of it all in the UK, but will certainly be doing more research. Thanks so much. All the best for the New Year x

  • There is only one preparation of oil that helps COPD and this oil preparation is not found in the dispensaries in USA. What they sell is tincture which is not nearly strong enough to help COPD. They can however buy the plant matter so most folk are buying plant material from the legal dispensaries and making the oil themselves.

    Swerv I'm glad you posted how well you're doing on oil. It's inspiring and helpful.

  • Sounds interesting. Are there any contra indications or side effects to taking this oil?

  • Hi Lyd12,

    There are no side effects, it is a natural plant.

    The recommended method is via suppository, which by passes the liver, so there is no high.

    Join " treating copd with cannabis oil" on facebook, you will learn a lot.


  • Interesting article about it on Wikipedia.

  • Hi I know someone who grows her own plants (you are allowed to grow up to 3 plants here in Spain) she distills her own oil and since using this her Copd has I'm proved, I'm thinking of having a go myself.

  • Go for it, it works.


  • I will be checking this out today! However as I live in one of the most backward states in America, I'll be moving if it works!

  • Hi USAhousew2ife,

    Join " treating copd with cannabis oil" on facebook. You will learn a lot.


  • I looked and there is plenty of info to study, thanks Swerv!

  • funny USA, I just called my hubby and informed him that we'll be moving to another state as we live in one of those 'backward states'!

    We want to do it right and already know how to grow it, just gotta be legal.

    best to you

  • I live in the States but am as mystified by the intricacies of the "oil" laws as anyone else; I DID start doing a bit of research and found this page as only a beginning spot; I would suggest doing a fair amount of research on your own....

  • Hi, you cannot buy rick simpson oil on the internet, it is illegal. You have to make your own.

    What people are selling is cannabis oil with a CBD content, which is no good for copd.


  • Hi Merv I'm pleased you have found something to help my concern is it is well known cannabis does make you paranoid, the other thing is you need to be carful as this drug is illegal hear in the UK and you are advertising the use you could end up with the old bill at your door with a dog.

  •, onamission, that is not a well known fact. Cannabis can cause paranoia for an hour or two in a very small percentage of people if they take a little too much. I'm in that small percentage. It happened to me (only once) when I first started the oil and was working out my correct dose.

    Cannabis is not harmful to health like excessive use of alcohol. Cannabis has many health benefits. We're discussing the therapeutic use of cannabis for COPD. No one is promoting the casual use of cannabis. Education is the key.

    It isn't illegal to discuss cannabis or the use of it which is what we are doing here. Neither swerve nor I are in the UK so we need not worry about the UK constabulary.

  • Hi Onamission,

    Brondana is correct in what she is saying, we are only discussing the oil, which is not illegal.

    Another point i would like to make is the recommended method of taking the oil is via suppositories, this by passes the liver so there is no high. It is also the best method for bioavailability.


  • I live in the UK and cannabis is illegal. I have severe COPD & and because of the medics ignorance regarding this horrible disease, I am willing to try anything. I do try to eat as much raw vegetables as possible etc. Is this cannabis oil available over the net?

    It is good to hear such optimism.

    Have a happy and healthy 2016!


  • Hi 2 malinka

    You can buy seeds online easily, which is what i do and grow at home. It takes time and patience but the end rewards justify it.

    join treating copd with cannabis oil on facebook, you will learn a lot.


  • Thank you. I will give it a shot. Not usually good at growing things but I will certainly try.

    Happy New Year


  • I am not very good either, i am relying on google...loads of info on there.


  • I do believe I have an old Marajuana Growers Guide from the late 70's or 80's laying around here somewhere. . .

  • go to:

    These are FREE guides


  • That's great news Merv and I'm delighted for you. May you continue to improve. It's a pity we have to go to these lengths to help ourselves when there are countless treatments for various health conditions that work but because they haven't been researched, or can make money, they are dismissed.

    Cannabis oil is something I've been considering, but as I'm doing quite well at the moment, I shall continue doing what I'm doing for now. However if I think I'm deteriorating then I'll be contacting you (or at least re-reading your posts) for advice.

    Please keep us all posted and good luck!


  • I am thinking of buying one of these...has anyone else tried them?

  • Hi Saqnbie

    Looks good but i note the maximum growth height is 24". I am currently growing a strain which can grow up to 3m...i did not check the growth height before ordering.

    I have since reordered but the smallest plant i can find which fits my requirements grows to 1m.

    So this is a bit too small, but good idea.


  • You can take the top off once it's grown I think...

  • Yes, there is a method called topping which i will need to do as 3m is wayyyyy too high.


  • Thanks for the update and am looking forward to what changes you might have at the next spirometry.

  • Hi jackdup,

    I am hoping my results will be the same or even better...who knows?

    But i am now 3 days with no medication other than ventolin for my asthma.


  • Amazing and i am so happy for you. I will be researching into this via the signposts. Thank you and i anyone agree with what you say about denying people access to products that will benefit them x

  • Wow, that's great news! This is the kind of post that we need to see, instead of hearing about all the over-priced pharma-drugs, something that is more natural...that you can GROW!

    Since changing my diet drastically, my asthma is better, but still not the best. I had been trying to grow ephedra to drink the tea; but found it to be a pretty tricky plant.

    I will most certainly will be researching this !

    Thank-you so much Merv! You made my day, all the best to you,


  • I read about Rick Simpson's oil, it doesn't contain THC which is the part that makes you high, paranoid, etc. It very well may help with COPD, they publish a price list, and state it's perfectly legal to ship to any state.

    And Swerv, the method is called tip training. :)

  • Hi USAhousewife,

    Rick Simpson oil is not sold on the internet, it is illegal. There are many companies claiming to sell RSO, but what they are selling is an oil high in CBD which does not help COPD. Proper RSO is high in THC which is why it can't be sold on the internet. The only way you can get make it yourself.


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