In this episode, we talk with John Malanca about cannabis! We tackle topics like, what is cannabis, how it used medically, the difference between THC and CBD, and much more!
Fact: Most cancer patients do not die from cancer, but malnutrition.
John’s Introduction into Medical Cannabis
In 2011, father-in-law was battling stage 4 lung cancer, couldn’t eat, and was on oxygen 24/7. Doctor gave him two weeks to live. Started using a coconut oil capsule infused with raw and heated cannabis. Within 24 hours he was eating, by day 8 he was walking around the house. At the 3 month mark, switched to a full extract cannabis oil - administering a minute amount in the evening. Within 6 months he was walking, driving, and Hospice fired him as a patient! By the 9th month he had the first scan to show, “No evidence of recurrent disease." After 17 lung and brain scans showing no evidence of recurrent disease! He is still healthy and happy today - 8 years later!
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What is cannabis?
Cannabis (/ˈkænəbɪs/) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae.
Also known as Hemp if less than .03% THC in the composition of the plant Three species may be recognized:
Cannabis Sativa – formulations that include more uplifting, “day time” feelings Cannabis Indica - formulations that include more sedative and relaxing effects, including pain reduction Cannabis Ruderalis - (not discussed in the interview) naturally low concentrations of THC naturally occurring, more research is being done on this variation of the species Cannabis Hybrid - formulations that are mixes of Sativa and Indica based plants made from crossbreeding There are currently 483 known compounds in the plant. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Although this is the main psychoactive components of the plant, it is also one of the main cannabinoids needed and used in medical treatments when Cannabis is on the protocol. Contains at least 113 cannabinoids (CBD).
Two Known Subtypes of Cannabinoid Receptors
First discovered in the 1980s. Located throughout the body. Part of the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and more that have since been researched. These receptors are all over our body, head to toe.
The CB1 receptor is expressed mainly in the brain (central nervous system or "CNS"), but also in the lungs, liver and kidneys. These receptors are thought to be one of the most widely expressed Gαi protein-coupled receptors in the brain The CB2 receptor is expressed mainly in the immune system and in hematopoietic cells. These receptors are mainly expressed on T cells of the immune system, on macrophages and B cells, and in hematopoietic cells. They also have a function in keratinocytes. They are also expressed on peripheral nerve terminals. These receptors play a role in antinociception, or the relief of pain.
What are Cannabinoids?
A cannabinoid is one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain.
113 cannabinoids have been isolated from the Cannabis plant. Research shows the effect of cannabinoids might be modulated by aromatic compounds produced by the cannabis plant, called terpenes. This interaction would lead to the entourage effect.
Medical cannabis (or medical marijuana) refers to the use of cannabis and its constitue