Scientific Medical Study: Cannabis Cures Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people.

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Until now, it was generally believed there are no medications or surgical procedures that can cure Crohn’s disease. Treatment options primarily help with symptoms, maintain remission, and prevent relapse.

One in five people with the disease is admitted to hospital each year, and half of those with the disease will require surgery for the disease at some point over a ten-year period. While surgery should be used as little as possible, it is necessary to address some abscesses, certain bowel obstructions, and cancers. Checking for bowel cancer via colonoscopy is recommended every few years, starting eight years after the disease has begun. [source]

Cannabis Cure

Cannabis performed “like a champ” in the first-ever placebo-controlled trial of the drug to treat Crohn’s disease. Smoking cannabis flower led to a “complete remission” of Crohn’s compared to placebo in half the patients who consumed for eight weeks, according to clinical trial data to be published the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Investigators reported that smoking cannabis caused a “complete remission” of Crohn’s Disease in five of the 11 subjects.

Researchers at Israel’s Meir Medical Center took 21 people with intractable, severe Crohn’s and gave 11 of them two joints a day for eight weeks. “The standardized cannabis cigarettes” contained 23 percent THC and 0.5 percent CBD. Similar cannabis strains are available on dispensary shelves in most cities and states that have regulated access to the drug. The other ten subjects smoked placebo cigarettes containing no active cannabinoids.

Investigators reported that smoking cannabis caused a “complete remission” of Crohn’s disease in five of the 11 subjects. Another five of the eleven test subjects saw their Crohn’s symptoms cut in half. Furthermore, “subjects receiving cannabis reported improved appetite and sleep, with no significant side effects.” [source]

Broken Federal Government Policy

Still the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency continues their racist policy that classifies medical cannabis as a Schedule I substance claiming there are “no currently accepted medical uses.”

It is known today President Nixon launched the War on Americans who used drugs as a way to lock up Black people in 1969. Per his top advisor:

“The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and Black people.”
John Erlichmann, Nixon’s Domestic Policy Chief, 1994 

Further:

“We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or Black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and Blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news.”
John Erlichmann, Nixon’s Domestic Policy Chief, 1994

Although some 33+ U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs authorize the legal use of medical cannabis, the federal government lists cannabis as one of the most dangerous drugs of all with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence. Nations of Canada, Mexico and Israel also have legalized medical cannabis.

This study is the first placebo-controlled clinical trial to assess the consumption of cannabis for the treatment of Crohn’s. All patients had intractable forms of the disease and did not respond to conventional treatments.

As I’ve stated many times, U.S. policy on cannabis is our nation’s Second Greatest Sin behind only slavery when considering the devastation and harm to families, as well of People of Color.

Requesting Leadership in Hawai’i

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John Fielding, AltRes, and Connie Lau, Hawaiian Electric

Here in Hawai’i, I have petitioned both John Fielding, AltRes, Director of Risk Management, and Connie Lau, Hawaiian Electric Industries, CEO and president, to classify medical cannabis similarly as other legal and prescribed medications. I hope my prayers will be answered soon.

Mr. Fielding has met with a local medical cannabis practitioner and together they are reviewing options. We remain hopeful Ms. Lau will join the process. There are over 27,000+ medical cannabis patients who suffer in Hawai’i and millions across the nation.


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Ko’olau of Kaua’i. I am the Defiant One
“I Believe We Can”

 

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