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Marijuana Versus Pharmaceutical Drugs Article

Did you know according to reports published by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 120,000 Americans are killed by properly prescribed and administered pharmaceuticals every year?

According to the propaganda put out by drug monopolies “only drugs can treat, prevent or cure disease,” which is an ingenious marketing campaign when you think about it. Imagine if you owned a company and could make it illegal for any “alternative products” to compete with yours.

This is exactly what government protected medicine has done. Lobbyists pay off policy writers to make cannabis illegal, simply because they can’t make as much money selling non-patentable, “natural” treatments, preventions and cures. The result is they’ve financed a violent political machine that attacks anyone marketing Alternative Complementary Medicine (CAM), e.g., medical marijuana.
Exposing the corrupt policies of the medical industry only addresses the tip of the iceberg, there’s a much bigger, more complex political machine lurking deep below the surface, but that’s another story for another day.

On a brighter note, have you looked at the overwhelming medical evidence for cannabis? In a nut shell, cannabis has been clinically proven to help with Alzheimer’s, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, hepatitis C, HIV, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and more.

Do you have any idea how many profits Big Pharma will lose once the word gets around and the left loses their stigma against medical marijuana? It will mean hundreds of billions of Big Pharma stock holders’ profits will plunge, but isn’t that what a free market is supposed to be all about? Isn’t that how we evolve and produce better products and services to enhance the quality of life for everyone? Isn’t that how we can save billions of dollars in lost revenue to healthcare and lost productivity due to illness? The answer is yes, yes and yes!

Let’s look at one example of evidence-based science supporting medical marijuana, starting with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurological disorder characterized by a progressive loss of memory and learned behavior. It’s estimated more than 4,500,000 Americans already have AD. No approved treatments or medications are made available to stop the progression of AD, and only a few drugs have been FDA-approved to treat AD “symptoms.” A review of the recent scientific literature reveals “cannabinoid therapy” may provide relief to people with AD, while also slowing down the disease.

Medical researchers from the Madrid Complutense University and Cajal Institute in Spain published successful results in the February 2005 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience that cannabinoids prevent neurodegenerative damage caused from AD. The Scripps Research Institute of SoCal reported in 2006 that THC inhibits the enzyme that causes the buildup of (amyloid) plague, which is the main marker for AD. Plus in 2007, Ohio State University’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, reported rats treated with a cannabinoid compound (WIN 55,212-2) experienced a 50% increase in memory and a 40% to 50% reduction in inflammation. You’ve heard all the recent hype about the benefits of anti-oxidants from everything from blueberries to raspberries and red wine, right? Previous clinical studies proved “cannabinoids prevent cell death,” because of its powerful anti-oxidant qualities.

Expert medical researchers from all around the world have demonstrated cannabis can help treat, prevent and perhaps even cure AD, which is one of the most devastating brain diseases anyone can get.
Bottom line is every one of the degenerative diseases I mentioned here are in some way related to inflammation. We have medical libraries stacked with published, independent peer reviews, clinical trials and evidence-based studies, which show cannabis is “pointing the way” to a new medical model of health care and wellness. The science is in and the evidence is out, the world is experiencing a “self healing revolution,” which threatens the medical establishment’s bottom dollar and they’re just pissed off as hell because they can’t patent the real weed.

Stay high and tune in next time for more fun cannabis facts to live and smoke by.

~The Botanical Guru

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