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Marijuana Miracle

Discussion in 'Marijuana' started by gracer, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. gracer

    gracer Community Champion

    There have been countless researches regarding the therapeutic effects of Marijuana. It is even believed to be a potential miracle cure for HIV/AIDS, cancer and multiple sclerosis. These are conditions which have long been declared as incurable.

    Capsulized forms of Marijuana have already been circulated as a medical remedy to some conditions. Do you think there is a possibility that this forbidden plant can do miracles on these illnesses?
  2. AFKATafcar

    AFKATafcar Community Champion

    Cannabis hasn't been proven to cure HIV/AIDS, cancer, or multiple sclerosis, and nobody in the scientific community believes that's the case. Marijuana is highly effective at treating the symptoms and side effects of these illnesses. However, the myth that cancer is cured by cannabis is fueled by a study that specifically stated that it couldn't cure cancer as things stand right now.
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  3. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    While there's no doubt marijuana can relieve the symptoms of a lot of illnesses, I'm not too sure if it can cure anything?
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  4. kylerlittle

    kylerlittle Community Champion

    I think it's used to relieve symptoms of certain cancers that are really painful. But I don't think it has any healing effects since it alternates and affects the brain in huge amounts of ways. It has never been a cure for anything, but just a relief product which is prescribed by an actual doctor.
  5. Nick W.

    Nick W. Community Listener Community Listener

    It seems like a general lack of knowledge, a desire for these myths to be true, and the belief that anything you read on Google is true, as perpetuated some of these ideas. I think the other posters here hit the nail on the head. Symptoms are treated, but I don't think there is any empirical evidence that it cures anything.
  6. Rosyrain

    Rosyrain Community Champion

    I have never heard of any research that suggests that Marijuana can cure anything either. It can be used as a pain aid and will get people to eat more if they do not have an appetite. If it were a cure for cancer, then there would be a lot of people turning in their chemo bags for a few puffs of smoke.
  7. missbishi

    missbishi Community Champion

    It's usually used as a pain relieving agent or as something to calm the nervous system and relax the muscles. It doesn't cure anything as such, it just helps people manage the symptoms of their illness and live pain-free lives.
  8. Winterybella

    Winterybella Community Champion

    As far as my limited knowledge goes, it really isn't a cure for anything. Some studies suggest that it helps with the treatment for certain conditions. I have to confess that something the marijuana conversation gets very "high" for me and I am left rather confused. Then you google the subject and you get conflicting "stories" that leave you even baffled. Even with all the findings I am happy to keep a safe distance away from it. It's still very illegal where I live.
  9. Charli

    Charli Community Champion

    I don't know if it could be a miracle cure but I think it's possible. For the most part I think at the very least it could serve as some sort of natural way of providing some comfort or relaxation because otherwise people would only have chemical medicines that big companies push without any alternatives. At least having this would give people some natural options.
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  10. xTinx

    xTinx Community Champion

    I'm not closing my doors on the possibility that marijuana can cure as-yet incurable diseases like HIV/AIDS, cancer and multiple sclerosis. However, when you think hard on it, although marijuana has a medical side, it's also addictive. To cure a terminal disease, you need frequent large doses of medicine. Rather than curing the patient, marijuana may disrupt his neurotransmitters and send him on a high instead. I'd rather look elsewhere to cure the said diseases.
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  11. vikkiwinters

    vikkiwinters Member

    Marijuana has the capacity to relieve various symptoms of illnesses, and it does so by getting the patients stoned.

    It can't cure illness. It's not chemically capable of it.

    Medications which use cannabis derived chemicals are legit: known doses and effects can be prescribed.

    Just smoking, vaping, or eating marijuana is only being used medically for political reasons, it makes exactly as much sense as having patients smoke loads of opium before surgery; it might work, but it's a random and ridiculous way to do it
  12. amethyst

    amethyst Community Champion

    I don't know exactly what kind of afflictions medical marijuana is addressing, but I can imagine that a lack of stress alone, induced by the relaxing effects of marijuna, can have very beneficial aspects when it comes to dealing with difficult and painful diseases. Also, and I am not endorsing the use of marijuana, it might lessen the fear of dying, which might be especially true for sufferers of Aids in the end stadium.
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  13. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    I have watched a local documentary before how some parents with children suffering from certain illnesses were asking the authorities to allow marijuana here to be use in medical purposes. Marijuana is illegal here and not allowed for even medical reasons and authorities said that it was no yet proven that it could really help although there are some stories on other countries that it helped them. I think there should be more researchers to prove the medical properties of marijuana before it will be use.
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  14. gracer

    gracer Community Champion

    The real reason why I created this thread was to know if anyone from this forum has actually experienced anything therapeutic with marijuana. This is related to my recent post about a family I know who has a member terminally ill with cancer. Doctors have already given up on their family member's case because the cancer cells have already proliferated. But the family is tightly clinging on to the tiniest thread of hope they could find. Even if it takes them to resort to the uncertain promise of marijuana's role in cancer cure. I understand how they feel because they have nothing to lose anymore. If they had to choose between their member becoming addicted to the herb or letting him die without doing anything, I think they would choose the former. It's their only source of hope at this moment. Taboo as it may seem but who am I to judge them?
  15. henry

    henry Community Champion

    Well, I don't know about the other stuff, but I know for a fact that it does wonders for depression. But that's no miracle, because so does any other drug. Anything that makes you feel good, makes you forget your troubles, and anything that makes you forget your troubles is good for depression. The problem with that is ,that anything that feels good is usually also addictive.
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  16. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Community Champion

    There are medicinal uses of Marijuana. But to say that it can cure people of certain ailments is a long shot. I know it will help alleviate the symptoms, but to say that it will cure disease and so forth is questionable.
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  17. Charli

    Charli Community Champion

    I agree. Even though I'm an advocate of legalization for both medicinal and recreational purposes I would also assume that the effect is mostly just for therapeutic purposes rather than actually curing whatever disease the person has. I think the fact that it is calming to those who are sick should be reason enough to allow it though.
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  18. diprod

    diprod Active Contributor

    Marijuana can alleviate cancer patients. At least medical marijuana. I think the ones that cause problem are the cut ones. Like those weeds where people add other substance to it.
  19. adfnio

    adfnio Community Champion

    From my understanding Marijuana doesn't cure anything. It help alleviate the pain and syptoms of other ailments. I'm not a doctor, but I've never heard of it curing anything.
  20. JadeVengeance

    JadeVengeance Active Contributor

    Weed is known to cure a lot but people will only get it prescribed to them if their illness is serious.. like cancer