Anyone reading my post can plainly see what I claimed and how I've already backed up my claims.
I claimed that Dr. David Allen (heart surgeon) says, "Eat a bud a day, it will keep the strokes away."
I backed that up the only way possible: I posted the video of the Dr. saying it. My claim there was about another person's testimony, and I backed my claim up the only way possible: by showing his testimony. See page 1, line one of this thread where I posted the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x9lK1meqog
I claimed, "I was healed of a disease on my foot that doctors could not cure for years after I applied cannabis oil to my foot for a couple weeks."
To back it up, I testified personally about my experience in using cannabis oil to heal my foot. That is all I can do. No more "poof" of my personal experience is possible unless you are going to require me to publicly post my former doctors' names and phone numbers in order to allow me to continue speaking freely here.
I claimed that "if you look around, you'll find people that even claim it has healed some forms of cancer."
I backed that up the only way possible: I cited the documentary where I heard the patients themselves testify about it curing their cancers (Run From the Cure, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0psJhQHk_GI
). Again, my claim was about others' testimony. And so I pointed you to their testimony. That is all I can do.
I backed up every claim I made. Nonetheless, when requested, I additionally cited a peer-reviewed, scientific study about cannabis being used against cancer. I did this on page 3 of the thread. The study from Complutense University and Autonoma University used cannabinoids from cannabis to kill glioma cells, destroying some of the cancers in the test animals. It was published in Volume 119, Issue 5 (May 1, 2009) J Clin Invest. 2009;119(5):1359–1372. doi:10.1172/JCI37948. Copyright © 2009, American Society for Clinical Investigation.
Need more? Then see the research done at Harvard University by Anju Preet, Ramesh Ganju and Jerome Groopman in 2007. It was presented at the 98th American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting. They discovered that THC, one of the most active ingredients in medical marijuana, cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread. Cannabis' effectiveness against cancer is so well known in the medical field that they say in the abstract of the research paper, "Cannabis sativa, possess anti-tumor properties against various types of cancers." Then they report the findings from their specific research which focused on lung cancer specifically. "A significant reduction (~50%) in tumor weight and volume were observed in THC treated animals compared to the vehicle treated animals." See the abstract at: http://www.aacrmeetingabstracts.org/cgi/content/meeting_abstract/2007/1_Annual_Meeting/4749?maxtoshow=&hits=80&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=cannabinoid&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=1760&resourcetype=HWCIT
I also claimed cannabis can "drastically help relieve the symptoms of that terrible disease [MS]."
I then posted a video of a man smoking it, experiencing visible relief from MS, and then testifying about its effectiveness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEOoa6Q4Bds I also posted more videos of several other men with the disease describing similar help from cannabis (page 2 of this thread). Then, after being asked, I also posted a medical, peer-reviewed journal article that mentions medical relief from cannabis in regards to MS and many other diseases. "Analysis of the medical use of marijuana and its societal implications"; Taylor HG; Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C.). 1998 Mar-Apr;38(2):220-7.
If you need yet another "scientific article" to allow me to speak freely here, then see Growing's 1998, peer-reviewed journal article, "Therapeutic use of cannabis: clarifying the debate. Drug and Alcohol Review, 17: 445-452." There she cites studies showing that "cannabinoids have been shown in animal models to measurably lessen MS symptoms and may also halt the progression of the disease." Or see also: Baker D et al (2000). Cannabinoids control spasticity and tremor in a multiple sclerosis model. Nature, 404: 84-87. That study also notes the relief cannabis affords MS patients.
Or see Zajicek J et al (2003). Cannabinoids for treatment of spasticity and other symptoms related to multiple sclerosis (CAMS study): multicentre randomised placebo-controlled trial. Lancet, Nov 8;362(9395): 1517-26. There it is claimed that "current data supporting the benefit of cannabinoid treatment of spasticity in MS is now as strong as for any available pharmaceutical agent."
Anyone who is saying I have claimed that cannabis cures all disease or all cancers is lying about me. That "anyone" would be you. You said of me, "Wow, look at all those grandiose claims of cannabis being the universal panacea without a single scientific source." I never made that claim. So stop spreading lies, and stop convincing the moderators to take action against me because of your lies. Why are you trying so hard to silence me, Liar?
I have backed up my claims constantly here. But regardless of all the information I provide, the obnoxious demand for impossible "proof" of false claims (and threat of discipline against me if I don't fulfill it) remains. I have cited peer-reviewed study after peer-reviewed study, and the your deceitful "request" (which you manged to turn into a demand under threat of discipline by the moderators) seems now to be that I prove cannabis cures cancer with a scientific journal article. I never claimed that it cures all cancer. It is impossible for me to fulfill this request
; there is no such thing as a peer-reviewed scientific article showing that cannabis can cure all cancer. The most that can be shown is that cannabis can be used to kill cancer cells and inhibit tumor growth. That is the most that any medicine known to man can do. There is no such thing as a total, never-fail cure for cancer. I have never claimed there is.
I have done everything feasible to back up the claims I actually made. I understand that my views about cannabis (and its relationship to kanehbosm and the holy anointing oil) make me unpopular with many in this forum. I understand that very possibly offends some of your deeply held beliefs as an orthodox christian. However, my intent is not to offend but rather to speak what I believe to be true in a conversation with others who love the Truth. Disagreeing with me theologically is not a reason to put words in my mouth and then force me (by using Peter) to either "back them up" or face formal discipline.
All I'm asking the both of you is that you let me speak freely about my experiences here, for Christ's sake. It is a plant that God made. It is good medicine, and all I'm doing is speaking about it.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
1. To call someone a liar is a personal attack that we do not permit on this forum. You were within your rights to accuse laconicstudent of lying, and if you had gone no further than that, you would have not run afoul of any rules. However, when you took that next step and called him a liar, you crossed the line into conduct forbidden on this forum.
2. laconicstudent did not use me to force you to "put up or shut up". I agreed with him and chose to back him up after conducting a careful review of his complaint and of your conduct on this thread and after consulting with my fellow moderators over the course of several days. The decision to back him up was mine. For you to accuse laconicstudent of using me is an allegation that the moderators can be used, which is a defamation of the character of those who serve on the moderator team.
3. You're continuing to display the same hostility that drove me to lock this thread before, the same hostility that prompted my general warning to all several posts ago.
Therefore, you are receiving this warning that you need to stop this now. Continue spewing this venom and you will be placed on post moderation, a status where every one of your posts will need to be reviewed by a moderator before it can appear on the forum. Considering the magnitude of your antagonism at the moment, I think a long warning of 40 days should be sufficient to drive home the point that this behavior has to stop.
If you wish to dispute this warning as unfair, please take up your argument with me via private message. (This warning has nothing to do with my request for outside corroboration of your claims regarding the medicinal benefits of cannabis use, which, ironically, I am rethinking after reading the references you cited in this post.)