A 3 year-old Utah boy, diagnosed with leukemia and told by doctors that he had mere days to live, is now alive and well not because he continued his chemotherapy, but because he obtained cannabis oil treatment instead. (1)
The family, fed up with the fact that the only treatment doctors could recommend was chemotherapy--even after little Landon Riddle kept vomiting dozens of times daily and refused to eat after two months of chemo--looked into cannabis oil treatment. After reading up about it online and researching the details, they traveled to Colorado where such a treatment is legal, to help Landon. (1)
"His whole chest was full of leukemia tumors which is why he couldn't breathe," says his mother, Sierra. "They started him on chemo, but told us that he probably wasn't going to make it. We discussed all of our concerns with his medical team in Utah and watched Landon continue to suffer and wither away as the piled on drug after drug." But rather than give in to a death sentence and play into Big Pharma's only recommendation, Landon began cannabis oil treatments. The results have been incredible. (1)
Within just days of the treatment, Landon showed signs of improvement. Instead of withering away, his appetite surged and his vomiting lessened. He rebounded, and as explained on a CNN video, is still cancer-free even months later. (1)
The sad threat to take a sick child away from his family
Still, serious issues loom over the family, including their concern that Landon might be taken out of their custody. The video, which can be viewed in this article here, explains that the family was initially given an ultimatum: continue years of chemo and steroid treatments or refuse it, and potentially have Landon removed from their care. A lawyer willing to take on the case stepped in, expressing his thoughts that there is nothing detrimental about the family's intentions.
And so the cannabis treatment continued, although it should be noted the chemotherapy didn't entirely cease. He still receives treatments, but just once monthly as opposed to the more frequent doses. Sierra is desperately trying to find an oncologist who will allow cannabis treatments only, but has yet to find one willing to do so. (1)
We all know why. If the medical profession were to get on board with cannabis oil treatments and other natural methods of curing the sick, billions of Big Pharma dollars go down the drain. It would be a huge industry shake-up where pharma jobs would go by the wayside, money lost, and credentials questioned. So medical experts, for the most part, tip-toe around the issue, saying--at best--that it should be used as a complementary approach to more accepted traditional treatment methods such as chemotherapy.
Big organizations against cannabis treatments despite growing evidence that it heals people
In a statement issued to z,i>CNN by the American Cancer Society regarding Landon Riddle's story, the avoid-cannabis-for-improved-health mentality is blatantly obvious. They stated in the same aforementioned video that "there is no available scientific evidence from controlled studies in humans that cannabinoids can cure or treat cancer." That, despite the fact that Dr. Julie Holland, editor of "The Pot Book," says, "It turns out, it actually fights the cancer itself." That, despite the fact that numerous findings have emerged showing that cannabis compounds kill cancer cells in mice and in humans. That, despite Landon's amazing recovery. (1)
Landon's story isn't the first time cannabis oil has been eyed as helping those with serious conditions heal. For example, Natural News recently reported on the story of 33 year-old David Hibbitt, a U.K. resident who was diagnosed with bowel cancer and given 18 months to live. However, he took therapeutic doses of cannabis oil to the tune of a very affordable $75 monthly and guess what? He eliminated his cancer. (2)
What's it going to take for the mainstream medical world to fight more for human health rather than Big Pharma greed? It's time for the blinders to come off and the money-hungry mind sets to end.