Can this Ancient Sacred Plant Help Change Your Conditions of Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Seizures, MS, and More? A recent series called The Sacred Plant gave information about the Ancient Sacred Plant which has been criminalized by the same government that now has patents on some of the separate qualities of this plant in order to license patent use to some large companies. Read what a wide variety of experts, individuals and families have to say about their experience with this Ancient Sacred Plant. To sign up for our Free Special Report seen to the left go to the bottom of this page.
The following information is a synopsis of what various speakers and researchers had to say. It is not a word for word transcription. There are videos and dvds available from the entire series at their website https://thesacredplant.com.
John Malanca said that the most studied cannabinoids are THC and CBD and THCA, CBN and CBG. Each has specific effects and can be targeted to specific diseases. Cannabinoids are phyto nutrients that boost therapeutic effects that are safe. One of the most pervasive issues cannabis can address is pain which is often associated with inflammation.The endocannabinoid system is an endogenous system in our bodies that produces our own internal cannabinoids for releasing anxiety, pain and PTSD. There is an entourage effect that works to reduce pain.
Dr. Dustin Sulak said this is a system that spans the whole body and allows mind-body health similar to the endorphin system. That system was discovered 20 years before the endocannabinoid system effects. Tylenol has endocannabinoid effects. Anytime you extract a single molecule from a plant as they are in Marinol you can increase the risk of side effects and empower or reduce the efficacy of the treatment. Some of the over the counter cannabis products made with the whole herb are a lot more effective than the individual compounds extracted from the plant. These multitude of compounds work synergistically with each other, enhancing the benefits and decreasing the side effects. We want to use the whole plant and have it remain in the public domain. 70% of our patients have chronic pain and conventional treatment has failed. A lot of them have other conditions like PTSD. Patients are using this medicine to treat pain, PTSD, insomnia and a lot of other symptoms. We have people who have had pain for 20 years and are getting off their medications. It is very commonplace for us to see people getting their lives back.
Dr. Bearman said we have cannabinoid sites everywhere except in the brain stem. This is why no one has ever died of an overdose of cannabis. DEA chief in 1988 said that marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substance known to man. He added it was ‘obscene’ for the government to block this medicine because it was so safe. Cannabis slows down the speed of neurotransmission in attention deficit disorder which goes along with PTSD. I’ve had a number of patients who started using cannabis when they were 14 or 15 and their grades went from Cs and Ds up to As and Bs. There is what is called the entourage effect which is the totality of all the turpines of the cannabinoids acting collectively. Marinol has one cannabinoid in it and is more expensive by prescription and less effective. Cannabis has over 480 chemicals, many of which are therapeutic. One of the main areas cannabis is effective are the connective tissue, immune disorders, complex regional pain syndrome, sympathetic dystrophy. All of these things benefit from the use of cannabis.
Dr. Gerdeman said the unifying theme is the health of the whole animal. The endocannabinoid system is an integrated system of homeostasis that seems to act on just about every physiological system we know to help the well being of the whole organism.
Sayer Ji said it is astounding to me that a plant like cannabis that has an entire system in the whole human body isn’t in mainstream medicine. In the history of medicine in the herbal tradition of a plant that is essential for the functioning of the human organism system.
Patricia Crone said her results showed her cancer was spreading quickly. I was amazed about the number of doctors I asked about something that is of enormous importance to oncology. They had not even heard of it. I went to NYU to see a young doctor who wrote his dissertation on cannabis., Dr. Aggarwal.
Dr. Aggarwal said we discovered the signaling system in the brain that is the cannabinoid system and the plant acts on neurons in the brain according to one article. The neurochemical angle was the first bit of understanding for what cannabinoids were doing and helped validate all how it was involved in pain processing because they are involved in the pain circuits in the brain so you are not always in constant pain as a cannabinoid mediator. We can give cannabis in trials and show that you can reduce muscle spasms.
Mike Adams said it is a full spectrum of molecules and not just one isolated chemical like you get from the drug company; that is why it is not addictive. It seems insane that people will take opioids and think that it is medicine and it’s okay…it’s healthy. But they look upon cannabis as though it is unnatural. It’s all backwards–the opioids are unnatural. They are isolated, concentrated and made artificially. Cannabis is an example of the perfect medicine. The human body never evolved to accept large quantities of isolated, concentrated single chemicals. That is what the drug companies give you–psychiatric drugs, antidepressants, blood pressure drugs and what have you. That is why they are dangerous and addictive and have so many side effects. Your body needs the whole spectrum of molecules to be consumed together. It is important to understand that our system of medicine today is a corporate monopoly. It is controlled by very important companies and is based on greed and intellectual property who have control over specific chemicals that they call prescription medications including opioids.
Mike Adams said The greatest menace to that system is open source medicine that ‘grows like weeds’ but that anyone can access and extract that is compatible with the human body without the toxic side effects that you find in dangerous prescription pharmaceuticals. In the system of control of medicine the medical establishment decided long ago that they could not maximize their profits if the people have access to this plant medicine. If you think about what the drug companies do with opioids and other pain killers is they disconnect you from yourself. They block you from being human. They make it so that you don’t feel your pain and you don’t address the symptoms and the causes of the pain and so you become addicted to that chemical in order to continue masking the problem. Because cannabis has such a full spectrum of constituents in cannabinoids, overdosing on it is very, very difficult even if you try to.
Mike Adams said it is very easy to overdose on prescription opioids and other chemical pain killers from the pharmaceutical companies. They are very dangerous and the toxicity of those pharmaceuticals is orders of magnitudes higher than any potential toxicity from something like a cannabis extract. With all the open resource today there are hundreds of different strains and each have medicinal properties and each one is a gold mine of natural medicine and each one has a specific place in a medical context. If we are wise about our economic future, our health future and the future of our freedom then we will embrace cannibals as natural medicine throughout our health care system. We have to prioritize patient healing over corporate profits.
Ty Bollinger said we have pharmaceuticals that are starting to produce synthetic marijuana products like Marinol and they are trying to mimic the effects of cannabis. I would focus on getting the plant and not the synthetic version which never works better. Here in this country we have more than 500,000 people die in alcohol related accidents. But alcohol is legal. The FDA admits on their website that 100,000 people a year die from drugs they have approved and they are properly prescribed. I have not heard of any deaths on cannabis.
Dr. Allan Frankel said the combination of all the 500 molecules in the cannabis plant give therapeutic value. The most common ailment we have is worrying, nighttime insomnia. I have seen a lot of people take a little cannabis and the worrying goes away. It’s a useful tool in my tool box. 99% of my patients are not coming in to smoke and they have never smoked. They are coming in for the dosed medication. I am seeing sicker patients than I ever saw in my internal medicine practice.
Dr. Baruch said in the beginning we didn’t treat pain. People should have to live with chronic pain but on the other side they shouldn’t be over prescribed with drugs. Cannabis is a nice option and there is no reason to suffer from chronic pain or die from an overdose; cannabis is a safe way to treat pain.
Alex Beckett said we have a statewide initiative that we started with the idea of testing dose amounts for patient and get specific advice from their physician on what they should be taking for repeatable doses. We getting different ratios of CBD to THC and different testing of turpines. They extract using a CO2 extractor which is a clean, green technology. There are no solvents; we test the extract and dilute it. We can put it in a measured spray bottle with a certain ration of CBD to THC in it. We have 2 different CBD strains. One is for seizures and anxiety and the other is for more pain related issues. We are giving this to Elena to grow and we will turn it into the dose extractor for her.
Elena said this is #2 CBD for nerve pain; I use 4 sprays under my tongue and the nerve pain I have had for almost 20 years goes away. It goes from neck down my arms to my elbows and then the fingers. This just stops I in about twenty seconds. I used to take a lot of pain pills that created more problems than the pain. I eventually got off those. There is no high from this, just no pain.
Female patient said I started out using cannabis somewhat recreationally and I knew I had anxiety issues and PTSD and I didn’t want to take a pill that would alter how I felt. Originally I was taking very low THC with high CBD. It help me with everyday functionality and I didn’t need Valium or Xanax. It was great. I was diagnoses with degenerative disc disease and I originally took the vicodin that they gave me. Everyone around me hated me because it altered my personality so much. I brought it to Dr. Frankel’s attention and we discussed taking something different. I am taking a one to one ratio with equal parts including CBD. I have been free of vicodin with minimal pain. I was concerned just because I talk to a lot of other people and I didn’t want to feel ‘loopy’. I wanted to see how I would respond and how my body would react. My anxiety was gone at the same time. This is a 14 to 1 ratio with 1mg of THC and the rest CBD. Every spray is a dose and it goes under my tongue. Doctors give me kudos and in the last 9 months I have lost 90 pounds. It’s a big difference when you get a packet that is your dosing and administration guide. It explains what turpines are and people get excited about this knowledge. This is why we try to make change; there are so many people who don’t have this knowledge. The medicine (cannabis) is available but they are afraid and there is the stigma. There are a lot of people in their 50s and 60s with ailments they didn’t anticipate having. They have the ‘Cheech and Chong’ stigma. We can all collectively change the face of cannabis.
John Malanca said that states that have approved cannabis see painkiller deaths drop by 25%. We will show how cannabis can help one of the biggest epidemics today which is the opioid epidemic. As we saw in episode one there has been a political and economic motivation to keep the Sacred Plant illegal. The patients are the ones suffering while the pharmaceutical companies are making billions in profits.
Patricia Schwartz is a scientist and a patient who suffered for years from bladder infections and said that in 1991 I developed a bladder condition and various medications were tried along with various tests. He tried electro cauterization where you drink a gallon of water and then they strap you to a table and put electrodes on your bladder. It was horrible and it was effective for about 6 weeks and then it was back to square one. I was desperate and the rest of my health was falling apart; I couldn’t sleep, I had PTSD, fibromyalgia.
John Schwartz, professor of theoretical physics at Californian Institute of Technology said I work on various mathematical aspects which is far removed with concerns of biology and medicine. I am interested in this because of Patricia’s serious medical issues. She had to drop out of graduate school in physics for awhile.
Patricia Schwartz said we traveled to Colorado in the summer and the 100 mile stretch through Utah was awful for me because that is the one nerve in your body that you cannot ignore. It just takes over your brain and we had some terrible drives through Utah. Finally someone told me about the cannabis and I noticed when I had to go I could put it off. Then I started to notice ‘now I am actually going..’ and then one day I noticed ‘that felt good.’ That was the first ‘satisfying pee’ I had in 4 years and now every time I go it’s so nice to be able to go again. Even now years and years later I am still marveling how wonderful this is that it all works. I lived my life knowing where every bathroom was in every super market because I couldn’t even go to buy milk without having the urgency of having to go. It made my life hell. When I was released from ‘hell’ then I could think of things other than how I was going to handle my pain that day. I went back to school and finished my PhD and made a big website and was going to get a grant and then I found out there could be a fine of up to 250,000 under the ‘drug-free workplace laws.’ As scientists we are dependent on funding for our group and the young people who are coming in and we have to have a good relationship with Washington.
John Schwarz said even though I am not an expert it is clear the government is obstructing the objective scientific study of this field. As a scientist that is something I should object to even though it is outside my expertise and that may be an advantage because I can make it clear that I have no vested professional interest in the subject. I am just standing up for the proper respect for scientific truth.
John Malanca said Patricia was able to turn her health around with a huge risk to her scientific career. There are so many people who could be using this medicine. In California it is estimated there are 30 million people who could benefit from this medicine. How many prescriptions would not be written for toxic pharmaceutical drugs? Millions of Americans are prescribed narcotics every day, even children. Opioid drugs are very addictive and many victims turn to street crimes when they are unable to fill their prescriptions. How could it be that these drugs that kill people every day are legal but the Sacred Plant is not?
Amber Lyon said about 106,000 people die annually from prescription medications. I wonder how many people have died from cannabis? I have yet to find a death of someone from taking cannabis. But we are talking 106,000 people dying annually from these ‘legal medications.’ That alone should wake us up as a country. This is an epidemic. I still remember standing in the morgue in Broyard County, Florida and I was standing in the freezer just surrounded by bodies. The mortician was telling me that almost every body there was the result of oxycontin overdose…legal oxycontin. Just look at all the lives that are lost to these addictions. What surprised me the most in my career is the babies that are being born addicted. That is when I realized this epidemic had turned into more of a nightmare.
Amber Lyon said I was in E. Tennessee Children’s hospital and they had to double the nursery in size to deal with all the babies that are born addicted to prescription medications. They have inherited the addictions from their mothers who couldn’t kick the habit. Some of these people just went in because they had back pain or anxiety. They were not told thoroughly by their doctor of all the side effects. Because of some people’s brain chemistry, when they take an oxycontin to kill their pain the become addicted to it almost instantly. Something about prescription medication, especially prescription anti depressants is that these medications are just a band aid and symptom relievers. They are never really getting in and fixing the core root of what is going on. That is not a medicine; a medicine should be something that cures what is wrong with you and not something that you become dependent on, become addicted to or go into withdrawal trying to get off it.
Kyle Turley said he almost lost his life to opioid addiction. Many professional athletes suffer from this kind of addiction as they are prescribed many of these medication for pain. This is a major issue in the NFL. I had a 20 year addiction to pharmaceutical medications because of trying to climb a mountain (in professional football). I can attribute my significant decline, cognitively and socially in my personality directly after major concussions. I had a diagnosis of pre-onset Alzheimer’s. I was constantly forgetting things and hand tremors were constant. All of these issues were related to what I did to my brain playing football. Since making the 100% commitment to cannabis where I take zero prescription medications whatsoever. It has been a night and day difference in living. I have more control over my life and I am more balanced and focused than I have ever been. Twenty kids die every year in youth football and it’s a guarantee due to the lack of attention given to certain injuries. There are injuries in sports. There are certain things that medicine is needed for. You can recover from sports injuries like breaks and dislocations and torn ligaments through many natural, homeopathic avenues. Cannabis is a main component of that.
Kyle Turley said I was never one to abuse the medicines that were given to me. But at the end of the day I realized that I was on a 20-year addiction of ‘one of these a day, one of these a day, one of this and that a day. At the end of it all I was taking a daily cocktail that amounts to something chemically that is interacting with my body in many negative ways as each of these have side effects. When you interject that especially in sports that have no logical issues then you have real problems. We are seeing that in football and in other sports/ there is the constant repetitive head trauma that creates the disease that we now know of as CTE. How do you fight against that? You fight against that by giving it medicines that are worse that trap it and control it until it has enough energy with things that are going bad around it to ‘break out of its cell’ and erupt like a volcano. Or you can give it a medicine that can calm it down so you can deal with it and learn to cope and compromise situations. I have so much more ability to do that now than I ever had because of cannabis. If I had had cannabis, known of it used it as a medicine the way I do today, if I had done that when I first started playing football in my opinion I could have defeated everything that interrupted and interfered with my career. And I would likely be retiring just now from playing football like Peyton Manning. We were in the same draft class.
Kyle Turley said I can only add my story to this conversation in hopes that one day we can have a dispensary next to Walgreen’s so that everyone in the general public can go to the store and see the lines of what I see now. What is see in the lines at Walgreen’s versus the dispensaries is that these people are dying in the Walgreen’s line and living in the dispensary line. I choose to live and cannabis is going to allow me to do that much longer than the choices that I was given prior to being given cannabis. This is speaking about a medicine that will save many people. As we know cannabis was not illegal in this country until there was the tirade and rampage against it at the same time as the birth of the pharmaceutical industry.
Brian McKernan said we are dealing with an opioid epidemic around the country. This is in the press all over the country every week. I find it a bit perverse that we are willing to dose patients with a drug that might deal with the pain issues but cause substantial addictions down the road, gastro intestinal issues and all kinds of chronic medical issues in patients who are chronically dosed with opioids. And yet the political community, not necessarily the medical community, is in some ways unwilling to look at cannabis as an alternative solution. All the evidence so far indicates it is a far less risky compound to use. There is Kyle Turley; the opioids almost killed him and he is making a big case out there waving his hands to all those professional athletes and people who are addicted to opioids that here is a potential way out. And please, medical community and politicians, listen. People are struggling with this opioid problem and we all know it so let’s do something about it.
Dr. Eric Ruby said I am a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and when medicinal marijuana came on the ballot in 2012 I urged them to educate the physicians about marijuana to make sure our patients could know as much as possible about marijuana. The Massachusetts Medical Society made a full court press distributing pamphlets with information and the ballot question passed 63% to 37% in Massachusetts. I think again that they are making a mistake by not educating physicians and educating patients. That is really what needs to happen. My wife and I were asleep and we received the phone call no parent ever want to get. They asked if we knew someone named Ethan Ruby and we said yes that is our son. They were calling from the NYPD and he is here in the emergency room of Bellevue Hospital and he has been hit by a car. I think you need to come here now.
Dr. Ruby said when Ethan was injured he was given a variety of opioids and many pain killers. My perception was that he became a different person; he was moody and we were concerned that he was going to end his life. This is what the pharmaceutical industry and the doctors have to offer us. Luckily he was able to realize that cannabis helped his central neuropathic pain and within a few months he weaned himself off these expensive FDA and DEA approved narcotics and opioids into a medication he could not overdose on. He could not cause respiratory depression with it and it made him happy. Is it a bad thing to have patients happy? When he told me all this I said if he got arrested the penal system is not all that wheelchair friendly in Massachusetts and he was going to have to move to Colorado which he did.
Dr. Ruby said when I gave my story to one of the Globe reporters about ‘Massachusetts walks again and one of the spinal cord injuries he actually sent the reporter out to Ethan’s home out in Denver. He appeared on the front page of the Boston Globe about three days later with his story about how people who really needed relief had to move to another state. This story is not over and spinal cord injury needs to be cured or made better. Neuropathic pain needs to be cured or made better. Cancer therapy and all the variety of different elements need to be worked on. Unfortunately it is going to be called crowd sourcing instead of clinical trials. People are going to realize they can cure many of their problems without having to go to their doctors and the pharmaceutical companies are going to realize they are losing a tremendous amount of their population because nobody is buying their toxic drugs that cause liver, kidney and bone marrow problems and cost our insurance companies a fortune. I don’t think there is a significant downside to making medicinal cannabis. I think the downside is personal autonomy and a slap in the face to anybody who wants to tell his government “help me; I have a problem and you are supposed to help me. I am not supposed to be the victim. And, right now that is what is happening.
John Malanca said many doctors and researchers also believe the answer lies in cannabis, the sacred plant that could replace the expensive and addictive pain medications that are destroying so many lives and tearing apart so many families. Perhaps that is why the government and the pharmaceutical industry have gone to such effort to keep the Sacred Plant out of our hands. That time is over and we give this information free and we need to educate and fight the stigma that cannabis is a dangerous drug. This is propaganda and now you have seen and heard from scientists, doctors, researchers and patients that cannabis is a medicine and it is a medicine that we need to reclaim for more people who needlessly die from prescription medicine overdoses and chronic diseases.
Patricia Crone–oxydodone–side effects are stomach problems, liver damage, and even death. It is much more dangerous than cannabis. It is not being used or developed and a lot of people may be dying as a result. I am a skeptic by profession and I know there are fake cures out there. It is shown that cannabis has tumor shrinking properties. National Cancer institute reports that cannabinoids may slow cell growth and shrink tumors while protecting normal cells. That is the potential we all want to have developed. This is a government sponsored institute. If they promise they would cure me I would accept the radiation. But they don’t. it is prolonging life at a cost. I will ask my oncologist, Dr. David S about my situation.
Ty Bollinger said that pharmaceutical companies do have a fantastic business model. If you look at without a conscious. They are publicly traded companies and they only have one job–their one job is to maximize shareholder profits because they are publicly traded. Their job is to make money and if they can make money by selling drugs that then create more symptoms then they can create another drug to treat then they have an endless, perpetual cycle of future revenues. That is why the pharmaceutical companies make more money than the oil companies. When you combine the revenues of the pharmaceutical companies, they make way more money than the top oil companies.