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June 21st, 2013
01:18 PM ET

Breakthrough for fighting leukemia?

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about new medication that doctors say may be the best treatment yet for leukemia.

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  1. Joshua Bleaugh

    We are regular users of the canchew gum, Dixie hemp oil, and hopefully the new RSHO oil from phytosphere soon enough. We have seen great results from using these legal CBD products. C-reactive protein has lowered, cortisol levels lowered, reduced blood pressure, etc. My spouse is recovering from her third bout with serious bone cancer (sarcoma) and we consider CBD to be a major component in trying to stop that gene from expressing itself again. We crave your CBD hemp products! They work!

    July 21, 2013 at 10:08 pm |
  2. Leila

    There is so much evidence on youtube of cannabis curing people's cancer. Please have an open mind and do some research. This plant saves lives, and heals!

    July 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm |
  3. Leila

    Cannabis is an ancient medicine and it is an outrage to see that our species has fallen into a deep hole of lies and ignorance due to reefer madness propaganda in the 30's. Our government knew in the 70's that cannabinoids could potentially cure cancer, and we are in 2013 STILL asking if cannabis is bad for us? When will our species accept the truth, evolve, and allow humans access to the most health beneficial herb on earth, without any criminal penalty? It helps with nausea, stress, pain, sleep apnea, eating disorders, chrohns disease, depression, Lou Gehrig's disease, rejuvenates brain cells, shrinks tumors, it may prevent brain brain damage, decreases bladder cancer risk, helps muscular dystrophy, reverses dementia, slows brain degradation, and our government has a patent for Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants. There are SO many more things that cannabis has helped humans with and the evidence is out there, people just need to take the initiative to turn off the tv and do some real research. Check out the book "Marijuana: Gateway to health". Watch the movie "run from the cure" and go on youtube searching videos of cannabis/marijuana helping people. This plant was put on earth to give us feul, building materials, paper products, textiles, foods, animal food, animal bedding, body care products, and overall MEDICINE. THIS PLANT HEALS AND THE EVIDENCE IS OUT THERE. Francis young, Our old executive law judge of the DEA said "Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man." FREE THE LEAF. LET HUMANS BE FREE AND HEALTHY. I am so blessed to know how beneficial this plant is to my health or I would not be alive today.

    July 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
  4. Shane Arsenault

    Bout time.

    July 21, 2013 at 11:09 am |
  5. Neek

    I've been using Cannabis Oil (Legally in Mi) since August of 2012 and I can say that without question this wonderful plant and this oil made from it, is one of the most amazing and healing experiences of my mind and body in my 35 years. So much so, that people are sick and tired of hearing me talk about it. The reason I talk about it as much as I do is because I know its healing properties. I have HSV 1 and 2. No where near an issue, more of an annoyance than anything compared to Cancer, HIV or Diabetes, but there is NOTHING, let me repeat, N-O-T-H-I-N-G!!! that heals my body, outbreaks and even simple things like cuts in record time. I'm talking herpes outbreaks gone in 24 hours or LESS! Does Valtrex do that? No. Acyclovir? Nah. Medical Topical Ointments? Nope! But Cannabis Oil does! And it works! The fact that it has taken CNN this long to even touch the topic is disappointing, but the bottom line is this plant needs to be legalized Federally NOW! It is a crime against humanity and nature to keep people from their own health, especially when cannabis is already found in our bodies! Compounds that make up Cannabis can also be found in our brains, our spinal columns and a mother's breast milk. Keeping people healthy, naturally, without the need of visiting a Doctor to feed into an industry that, in my opinion, does not care about people's health when all they do is pump out and promote new pharmaceutical creations on to the public when most of these poisons cause more harm than good and never seem to get the full batteries of testing they require. Chemotherapy kills 7 out of 10 Cancer patients Vs. Cannabis which cures 9 out of 10 Cancer patients. You do that math and tell me which route you would recommend to anyone, I know my path.

    July 21, 2013 at 11:00 am |

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