Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer—3.5 million Americans are diagnosed with it every year. The main cause is UV radiation from the sun or tanning beds, although exposure to chemicals and genetic factors can lead to skin cancer, too. Right now, the accepted courses of treatment are to cut out the lesion if it’s found in the early stages or to use chemotherapy if it has spread.
But what if there were a better, safer, noninvasive, and completely natural cure for skin cancer? What if the cure for skin cancer is cannabis? The medical establishment has little to say about this, but numerous people have taken to the Internet to share their stories of curing skin cancer with cannabis oil.
David Triplett had skin cancer on his nose that was treated and then came back. His doctor recommended chemotherapy cream, but he did some research online and found out about cannabis oil. He decided to give it a try and record what happened. The pictures he took over the course of his treatment show small dark spots on his nose growing and then disappearing.
“I used the oil for three to four weeks before I saw any results, and then the results were dramatic,” he testifies in the video. “Not only was the oil healing my nose, but it was bringing cancer to the surface that I didn’t even know was there.”
A YouTube video by Cure Your Own Cancer gives instructions for treating skin lesions with cannabis oil and shows the healing process of several skin-cancer patients.
These videos are yet more evidence of what we’ve been saying: Cannabis Oil: Convinced of the Cure!
Big Pharma is in no rush to look into this, of course, because there’s not a lot of money to be made from a cure that people can grow in their own homes. But the anecdotal evidence has been enough to prompt a few studies, which are preliminary but promising.
Last year, Japanese researchers published a study in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology that showed a marked reduction of skin cancer in mice when treated with synthetic cannabinoids—up to 90 percent.
European researchers recently studied the endocannabinoid system and how it fights melanoma, which accounts for only 2 percent of skin-cancer cases but 75 percent of skin-cancer deaths. (Endocannabinoids, in case you’re not familiar, are the body’s self-made equivalents of the cannabinoids found in cannabis.) The study, published in the European Journal of Pharmacology, found that endocannabinoids suppressed and killed cancer cells.
Which was the most effective of these endocannabinoids? Anandamide (AEA), which activates the same cannabinoid receptors in the brain that THC does. Clearly they’re on to something here.
Scientific researchers are becoming more and more interested in how cannabis kills many types of cancers, including skin cancer. But the progress remains frustratingly slow because cannabis is still a Schedule I controlled substance, research permission and dollars are hard to obtain, and drug companies are pushing back against it.
People who have cancer now do not have the luxury of waiting for “official” science to catch up with personal experience: they need to get treatment right away. If you have skin cancer and live in a medical cannabis state, it’s worth considering treating your lesions with cannabis oil. You may find yourself posting YouTube videos of your incredible progress a few months from now. And if you do, send us a link!