13 Jun Could cannabis oil be the solution to treating cancer in Children?
For years now, cancer has been among the leading causes of death in children. According to the American Cancer Society, it remains the leading cause of death among children in America with 25%. The first reaction to any cancer case is to administer the patient on chemotherapy or radiation. This could take months, depending on the threat the patient is under. Of course this comes with several risks and side effects,which may be permanent.
In 2012, an 8 months baby was diagnosed with a massive brain tumor. But unfortunately, the parents could not afford the expenses and so the baby’s father pushed for non-traditional treatment utilizing cannabis. In a span of 30 days the size of the tumor had miraculously reduced. The parents had applied cannabis oil twice a day on the baby’s pacifier.
Cannabis oil is a thick, sticky, resinous substance made up of cannabinoids, such as THC (Tetra-hydro-cannabinol) and CBD (Cannabichol), which is extracted from a marijuana plant. The oil can also be known as marijuana oil, Rick Simpson oil (RSO), hash oil or wax. It’s a remedy that can also be mixed at home while following instructions carefully.
Other case studies
In 2014, Landon Riddle, a 3-year-old boy from Utah was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, the most common among children. After receiving several suggestions from friends on Facebook to try treatment by cannabis oil, his mother Sierra Riddle moved him to Colorado. Here they received a recommendation which allowed them to get cannabis treatment, he is now perfectly healthy.
Although many successful stories have been told, published and others yet to be told of how many children and parents are winning the cancer battle with cannabis oil, some health practitioners are still skeptic about the use of cannabinoids. The American Cancer Society, for example cautions that cannabinoids has not been tested in humans to determine if they can lower risks.
However, the case reports presented by Mara Gordon at the Marijuana for Medical Professionals 2014 Conference confirmed that Cannabinoid treatment reduces negative chemotherapy side effects and used in correct amounts can cure cancer.
It’s every parent’s dream to raise healthy children. Many parents are recommended to use cannabis oil and it’s openly sold. Only time will if the government will look at the solution at hand from the perspective of parents who view cannabis oil as a glimmer of hope for their ill children.