In a 2002 review of medical literature, medical cannabis was shown to have established effects in the treatment of nausea, vomiting, premenstrual syndrome, unintentional weight loss, insomnia, and lack of appetite. Other “relatively well-confirmed” effects were in the treatment of “spasticity, painful conditions, especially neurogenic pain, movement disorders, asthma, [and] glaucoma”.
Preliminary findings indicate that cannabis-based drugs could prove useful in treating inflammatory bowel disease, migraines, fibromyalgia, and related conditions.
Medical cannabis has also been found to relieve certain symptoms of multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries by exhibiting antispasmodic and muscle-relaxant properties as well as stimulating appetite.
Other studies have shown cannabis or cannabinoids may be useful in treating alcohol abuse, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, collagen-induced arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, bipolar disorder, colorectal cancer, depression, dystonia, epilepsy, digestive diseases, gliomas, hepatitis C, Huntington’s disease, leukemia, skin tumors, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Parkinson’s disease, pruritus, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sickle-cell disease, sleep apnea, and anorexia nervosa.
These studies provide the scientific foundation that supports the anecdotal results of individuals self-administering cannabis extracts. These anecdotal reports include outright cures or significantly controlling diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, hepatitis C, and more. Everything that people report cannabis extracts to be effective for has scientific study backing it up, as well as the fact that multiple people are reporting the same results. In addition, doctors like Dr. Robert Melamede and Dr. William Courtney have had success in treating cancer and lupus with cannabis extracts, or in Dr. Courtney’s case, raw juiced cannabis. It is undeniable that cannabis is the best medicine humanity has its disposal, and the purpose of this Foundation is to bring this issue forward and get it the attention it deserves. Under serious scientific scrutiny, the truth will prevail.
Do you want to make a difference? There are many things you can do to support this movement and help bring the issue of cannabis extract medicine’s curative properties to the forefront of mainstream attention. Don’t be afraid to speak out any chance you get and tell as many people as possible about what cannabis is truly capable of. This site has many resources you can use to learn more and gain the knowledge necessary to make a significant case for the power of cannabis medicine.
If you are a patient who has used cannabis extract medicine with positive, negative, or neutral results, the best thing you can do is share your story. Record a video and post it on YouTube, or visit HempOilHope.org to post a written or video story. The only way change will be made is if the world sees just how powerful this medicine is, and that requires as many patients as possible to step forward and say how cannabis helped them. If you are not a patient, you should still join and post about anything relevant to cannabis extract medicine.
Finally, we are slowing building a team of volunteers to take coordinated action to achieve change. The primary tasks of the volunteer group will be contacting legislators, media, health organizations, and celebrities. The purpose of coordination is so these entities or people get a flood of support all at once, and can concretely see the evidence and support behind this. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.