HolyDiver I had a family member perish from the effects of metastic breast cancer that spread to her brain. I watched first hand how the chemotherapy and radiation treatments reiked havoc on her body and diminished her quality of life. I know now that the chemo & radiation treatments served to weaken her immune system and likely facilitated the spread of cancer through her body. Quoting: ANHEDONIC
If you had a family member experience this and new there was a natural plant that had few & marginal side effects and could provide much needed relief and inhibit the growth & spread of cancer cells and prolong your family members life - how would you feel about the federal government or any politician or pharmaceutical company telling you that your family member should not have access to the substance because they stand to profit from withholding it from the public?
I think it's a crime and an absolute travesty. Government and private interest groups prove time and time again they are not in the business of promoting individuals well-being and saving their lives, only profitting off of them. They don't care about people dying or suffering, only the dollar signs.
You have an emotional response that you are now putting before rational discussion based on personal experience.
Both of my in-laws went through Chemo and Radiation at Henry Ford Hospital and, four years later, are going gangbusters. Hair grown back and leading an active lifestyle at age 80-something.
I'm watching Tony Iommi, Founding Member and lead guitarist for Black Sabbath, go through it somewhat publicly, and though he's gotten frail and lost his hair, he's finishing a new album and planning an Australian tour.
On the other hand, you had Ronnie James Dio diagnosed with cancer, gone through the treatments, and dead six months later.
Your emotions try to make you feel better about your loss. But the reality is you can't save everyone, even those who have the money and resources to have the finest treatment.
I'm sure Ronnie James Dio had three dozen people tell him, every day, that "Pot cures cancer" and I'd bet the farm that he tried it. Still dead.
What about Steve Jobs? How did the alt.medicine work out for him?
The end of the day: We are Mortal and we will die. The statement "Pot Cures cancer" is invalid, since cancer people with access to pot are dying in droves.
It sullies the waters of valid research when Potheads make statements like this. It makes the whole thing look silly.
It scares away the money that might go towards research.