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CANNABIS: THE CURE

its history, science, uses and rules of engagement

BY BRENDAN SHIPTON

 

Ten thousand years ago cannabis found its way into wide use among our ancestors. And over the ensuing millennia, as civilizations rose and fell, cannabis became a trusted tool (sails, rope, linen, bow string), curative (seizures, nausea, insomnia, malaria, gout, etc.), sacrament, and an incredibly effective calming agent. 

Then in the early Twentieth Century, big business (Big Oil, Pharma, Banking, Big “Health”), unable to “corner” the cannabis market, or to parlay cannabis into novel products it could profit handsomely from, waged an undeclared war against it for the next half century. The undeclared war would finally become declared – and hot – in the latter part of the Twentieth Century, lit initially by the Nixon Administration, as a form of neo-slavery, in order to cotton favor with the disintegrating Southern Democrats. The Reagan and Clinton administrations would follow suit by dramatically escalating the ongoing war against cannabis, particularly against those least able to defend themselves.

This is the story ofcannabis, its ten thousand year history, its miraculous ability to cure and or heal a growing host of ailments and diseases, and now added to that list is cancer. Cannabis is quietly being hailed as a next-level cancer cure, across many research labs. But as always, there are those who do not want this to be, for a very simple reason—the profit motive—regardless of the many lives potentially saved. Cannabis: The Cure, is that unfolding story.

THE AUTHOR

Brendan Shipton is a philosopher, poet, musician, empath and long-time marijuana enthusiast, who has been fighting for full marijuana legalization in the US for nearly two decades. And though he had not planned to open a cannabis cooperative, the insight gained from his research on Cannabis, its lack of toxicity, and the fact that big business was mucking things up, yet again, made it mandatory.  Brendan's motto--"Fighting Big Pharma, Banking, and Big Oil one joint, salve, tincture, laced cookie at a time." Brendan happily resides in a small home on an island just off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada.


BOOK EXCERPT(S)


Excerpt regarding marijuana and a possible relationship to cancer.

Dr. Abrams (Oncologist Donald Abrams, MD, San Francisco): "You don’t see any positive correlation, but in at least one category, it almost looked like there was negative correlation, i.e., a protective effect."

Dr. Tashkin (Dr. Donald Tashkin of UCLA): "The odds ratios are less than one almost consistently, and in one category that relationship was significant, but I think that it would be difficult to extract from these data the conclusion that marijuana is protective against lung cancer. But that is not an unreasonable hypothesis."


BOOK INFORMATION


Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition (Available 4/20/2017)
Format: 6” x 9”
Pages: 330 pages
ISBN (Softcover): 978-1-944505-65-3
Pricing: $24.99


SOFTCOVER

Edition: 1st Edition (Available 4/20/2017)
Format: 6” x 9”
Pages: 330 pages
ISBN (Softcover): 978-0-9964184-6-1
Pricing: $19.99


EBOOK

Edition: 1st Edition (Available 4/20/2017)
Format: Kindle/ePUB
Pages: 330 pages
Pricing: $9.99