Friday Film Festival: Dr. Andrew Weil

Lately, it seems that the U.S. government has been doing more and more harm to medical marijuana research. What does the future look like for MMJ? Can we honor the plant’s history and move forward productively? Here are Dr. Andrew Weil’s thoughts, from his presentation at last year’s MAPS conference.

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2 Responses to Friday Film Festival: Dr. Andrew Weil

  1. lindzzz says:

    I thought it was interesting that he said that the general feelings of the public and of doctors are not based on fact. He was talking about Aspirin and how someone discovered that it may be a preventative for heart attacks in the early sixties, but it took over thirty years for cardiologists to acknowledge the possibility and test it. This is a great example of how much we lag on cannabis. If doctors would have tried to really research and our government had focused on the healing power of cannabis, we would have legalized it a long time ago, which is basically what Dr. Weil is saying.

  2. DonDig says:

    I have started a We The People petition asking the government to reveal what it knows about cannabis that is beneficial. Until the petition receives 150 votes, you can only view and sign the petition here: http://wh.gov/4y0 (four y zero)

    Cannabis kills cancer cells. The US government has had a patent on cannabinoids as a neuroprotectant since 2003 and yet claims there is no ‘accepted’ medical use? Quoting the patent, “This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.” Surely they speak the truth about this. Have a look at the patent, #6630507. http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6630507.PN.&OS=PN/6630507&RS=PN/6630507Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO

    Cannabis has been proven to kill cancer cells in lab tests without harming the healthy cells present. http://www.gsalternative.com/2010/05/cannabinoids-kill-cancer/

    Dave Triplett (and others) have found cannabis oil to cure melanoma as he shows in his short movie about his own experience. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tghUh4ubbg

    Dennis Hill was diagnosed with prostate cancer and used cannabis oil to cure himself. Hid blog about his experiences is quite detailed. http://web.me.com/dbhill/cure/Home.html

    Many people have seen similar results personally, including a number of stage 4 cancer sufferers given ‘hemp oil’ by Rick Simpson in Canada, who were cured by ingesting it. (Rick said there was about a 70% recovery rate in those stage 4 folks; the rest died as their prognosis forecast.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0psJhQHk_GI

    Thank you for your time.