Medical marijuana is gaining media attention, along with general acceptance by many. Now, more and more cases have reported cannabis use in children. The majority of marijuana use has been to help children with cancer stave off the negative side effects of chemotherapy.
But what about marijuana as a cure?
Dr. William Courtney has seen marijuana cure cancer. In an online interview is Huffington Post, the doctor told the story of an 8-month-old baby diagnosed with a brain tumor.
The tumor was inoperable. The baby would have to undergo chemotherapy.
But before they began treatment, the infant’s father got a hold of some medicinal marijuana, and began applying the cannabis oil to his baby’s pacifier.
Within two months, the tumor had shrunk so much that chemo was not needed.
Saying he was “quite a skeptic 5 or 6 years ago”, Dr. Courtney told Huff Post that “my youngest patient is 8 months old, and had a very massive centrally located inoperable brain tumor.” The child’s father pushed for non-traditional treatment utilizing cannabis.
“They were putting cannabinoid oil on the baby’s pacifier twice a day, increasing the dose… And within two months there was a dramatic reduction, enough that the pediatric oncologist allowed them to go ahead with not pursuing traditional therapy.”
The tumor was remarkably reduced after eight months of treatment. Dr. Courtney pointed out that the success of the cannabis approach means that “this child, because of that, is not going to have the long-term side effects that would come from a very high dose of chemotherapy or radiation… currently the child’s being called a miracle baby, and I would have to agree that this is the perfect response that we should be insisting is frontline therapy for all children before they launch off on all medications that have horrific long term side effects.”
The Stir speculates that while “the long term effects of marijuana on a baby are probably unknown … the long term effects of chemotherapy may be just as harmful, if not even worse. At least cannabis can be grown safely and organically and given in as natural a state as possible.”
Do you think that marijuana could cure cancer, not just treat chemo symptoms?