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May 12, 2021

Cannabis a medicine ignored

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I am writing this with the intention of creating some awareness among those that are currently unaware of the amazing benefits of medical cannabis.

Because there are so many people that don’t have access to computers to research it themselves, and the general media will certainly not let the public know, a huge number of people are totally disadvantaged.

Since the early 1970s, governments have known that the cannabis plant has the ability to cure and alleviate the symptoms of not just cancer but many other diseases such as MS, diabetes, AIDS, dementia, epilepsy, and almost every ailment you can think of.

Hemp oil has long been recognised as one of the most beneficial substances known to mankind   . Medicinal hemp oil is derived from cannabis buds, it is regarded as a treatment for many ailments (the hemp oil is not the same as hemp-seed oil found in health food stores).

A great many people are suffering on account of cannabis, just not from the herb itself. People who smoke cannabis do so because they find that it alleviates suffering (psychological, spiritual, physical), or simply because it helps them relax and enjoy themselves.

Cannabis-associated suffering enters the picture only when prohibition does.

The reason it was prohibited is another long story, but I can confirm it was all based on corruption.

Now it is finally getting the recognition it deserves as the ‘world’s most miraculous healing plant ever grown on this planet’. This is the latest news:

A NSW parliamentary committee recommended that medical marijuana should be legalised for state resident patients with cancer, full-blown AIDS or other terminal diseases and that they should be allowed to possess and use up to 15 grams of dry cannabis.

However, they would not be able to grow their own cannabis and would need to buy the drug from illegal dealers. Doesn’t really make much sense, but at least they finally admit it has huge medicinal value.

I would also like to know if there is anyone interested in attending a free screening of Run from the Cure, by Rick Simpson, a long term activist and pioneer of hemp oil who has cured himself and thousands of others from disease, and now there are groups popping up all over the world following his method.

We all deserve the right to choose our own medicine. Cannabis is referred to as a ‘superior’ herb in the world’s first medical text, or pharmacopoeia, Shen Nung’s Pen Ts’ao, in China.

Janine Thurgood, Ocean Shores 



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  1. Thanks Janine, so true. The imposed suffering of a very stupid & expensive prohibition on this very beneficial plant must end.
    The prohibition is based on opposition profits, and racism, starting with Hearst (paper) & Dupont (with big oil, nylon, rayon, & orlon) through bought off JD Anslinger in 1937, as you would know.

    Many don’t know!

    That opposition now extends to big pharma, profit prisons, alcohol, tobacco, cartels, & others.

    The irony is that with so many wide ranging benefits and use, it then attracts wide-ranging opposition from competition.

    Again, few know.

    As people learn actual facts, the prohibition is going, world wide. We are quite behind here, especially at the political & police level (except Law Enforcement Against Prohibition..LEAP), where they have mostly refused to even talk about it.
    At least change is on the way now. Thanks for your article. And thanks to Echo for educational info on this subject.
    Free Tony Bower, our local Rick Simpson! Now! His work has been saving lives..that the govt sees as illegal..just as crazy stupid as. Big Pharma?


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