It’s quite remarkable how many ‘success’ stories are out there when it comes to using cannabis for medicinal purposes. If we consider cancer, for example, many people have used or incorporated medical marijuana into their healing routine. One great example is Mykala Comstock. Mykala had T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a very rare and aggressive form of childhood leukaemia.
In July of 2012, doctors discovered a basketball-sized mass of lymphoblasts in her chest. Her mass was so large that she was not able to be sedated for risk of death from the pressure on her esophagus and heart. Chemotherapy wasn’t working, so it got to the point where doctors strongly recommended a bone marrow transplant along with full body radiation. Her parents said no, and started using a strict cannabis routine from that point on. Ever since she started, the cancer went into remission. It’s now four years later and Mykala is still completely cancer free. This is just one of many examples.
Earlier this year we (Collective Evolution) covered a story regarding a little girl who is using cannabis to treat her epilepsy. You can watch that video here.
When it comes to cannabis and science, it’s firmly established in scientific literature that this plant has a wide range of health benefits, and many people are choosing to opt out of traditional treatment, which doesn’t always work (neither does cannabis), to try cannabis. Here is a great video of a molecular biologist explaining how THC completely destroys cancer cells. It’s not just THC, however, it’s also other ingredients found within the plant. Here is a list we published almost three years ago of 20 medical studies proving that cannabis shows very strong potential for cancer treatment. These types of discoveries are important, especially given the fact that prescription medications have raised a lot of controversy. Fraudulent science has kills more than 100,000 people a year in the United States alone.