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Medical Marijuana Becoming Blockbuster ‘Anti-Cancer’ Drug

Anthony Gucciardi
May 8th, 2011
Updated 03/06/2012 at 7:01 pm
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May 8, 2011

marijuanabottle 210x131 Medical Marijuana Becoming Blockbuster Anti Cancer DrugMedical marijuana is now a $1.7-billion market in the U.S. This means that sales of medical marijuana rival the annual revenue generated by Viagra, a $1.9-billion business. What’s more, the medical marijuana market is expected to nearly double in the next five years, and that’s just in the 15 U.S. states where the drug is legal. If another 20 states pass medical marijuana laws, which projections show is possible, the market could grow to $8.9 billion by 2016.

According to MSNBC:

“The cannabis industry as a whole — including the underground black market and medical gray market — generates anywhere from $18 billion to $35.8 billion a year.”

In the video above, “Run From the Cure – the Rick Simpson Story,” it’s suggested that pharmaceutical companies and big business may be withholding a potential cancer cure — hemp oil — from the public in the interest of personal profit.

“…perfectly balanced 1:3 ratio of naturally-occurring omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids…unlike other seeds and nutritional oils, such as flax and fish fish oil, hemp seeds also contain super omega-3 stearidonic acid and super omega-6-gamma-linolenic acid in nutritionally relevant amounts that help to reduce inflammation and improve mental functioning, as well as make up for potentially impaired fatty acid metabolism.”

They also noted that the reason why industrial hemp cannot be grown in the United States is because the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) refuses to acknowledge that hemp is not the same as marijuana. As TreeHugger reported:

“The United States is the only industrialized nation where growing industrial hemp is illegal. And because of that we’re missing out on huge economic opportunity…

Apparently even though Canadian cops can tell the difference between high-THC cannabis plants (marijuana) and low-THC plants (industrial hemp), the US DEA can’t be bothered.”

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Medical Marijuana Becoming Blockbuster Anti Cancer DrugGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • Cowgirl

    I watched Rick Simpson's video and followed his instructions on making THC oil. I gave it to my 25 year old horse who had Squamous Cell Carcinoma in his left eye. You could see the tumor that had grown to the size of a quarter. There were white cells that formed little squares and areas that were dark (probably blood) and a greenish discharge. I put a small ball of the tar under his tongue everyday for 3 months. Now almost a year after finishing the treatment the tumor has decreased slightly in size, only healthy pink tissue, no more white or black patches, no more discharge. He seems healthy and normal.