Rick Simpson's Canadian Cancer Cures and the Rising Cannabis Oil Movement
Cannabis oil and its variations have made mainstream news with its positive effects and cures on various diseases, including cancer, a disease that the medical establishment only complicates or worsens, often to the point of killing the patient. All with great expense to create financial burdens.
Earlier this century, a small Canadian community's success with curing cancer naturally was crushed, forcing its provider into exile in Europe. Rick Simpson had discovered a cure for himself and then had shared it at no cost with others in the small town of Maccan, Nova Scotia.
Canada provides a tax based single-payer medical system. So paying for mainstream treatments was not the issue. Since the medical monopoly's treatments rarely cure and have nasty side effects, efficacy without side effects was the only issue.
Rick offered results without side effects at no cost, and the Maccan residents took advantage. The results were amazing with not only cancer patients, but others with incurable disorders. There are always problems promoting alternative cures. But now here was an additional obstacle. The cure that was working for even cancer was hemp oil with the illegal substance THC.
This was the beginning of the recent surge of cannabis oil used successfully for cancer, Crohn's Disease, children's chronic epileptic seizures, and other ailments. This oil is much more potent medically than smoking or even vaporizing cannabis, which is safer than smoking. It's not just for “getting high”.
Rick Simpson experienced a head injury at work in 1997. Afterward he was afflicted with a severe post concussion syndrome. He was put on pharmaceuticals, which created dysfunctional side effects. He heard about the medical benefits of marijuana. So Rick purchased a bag and began smoking daily.
Eventually, both the post concussion syndrome and the pharmaceutical drug fog vanished completely. Rick's doctor discouraged him from smoking. So Rick decided on growing his own THC hemp and extracting the oil from whole plants. He reduced a pound of plants by slow boiling in a solution to get a small tube of thick THC concentrated oil.
Soon after he began, Rick was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma. After one of the three cancers was removed surgically, it came back. So he decided to try the THC laden hemp oil topically. Within days, all three skin cancers were completely healed. Rick deduced that THC hemp oil cured cancer, but smoking marijuana would not.
So Rick began sharing the hemp oil within his community without charging. Everyone experienced remarkable improvements by taking a small drop orally, twice daily, or applying it topically. Rick Dwyer, the manager of the local Royal American Legionbranch was very impressed. His father's terminal lung cancer was cured in weeks from Rick's oil after the hospital had sent him home to die.
Quickly the word was out locally about Simpson's THC hemp oil. Several others were cured or greatly benefited without side effects from a variety of serious ailments, including cancer, heart disease, and MS.
Then both Ricks, Simpson and Dwyer, decided there should be town meetings in the Legion hall about the THC hemp oil, and that they would see what to do about spreading the word. Naively, they wanted the world to know about this natural cure.
The Consequence of Healing
The publicity from a curious Canadian media raised enough of a stir for the Legion to close the Maccan branch and fire Rick Dwyer as the local manager. Then the locals became concerned about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RMPC) clamping down on Rick Simpson's life saving operation.
Rick Simpson decided to preempt that strong possibility. He went to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to acquire legal exemption for using his oil as medical marijuana. He took 14 dozen sworn affidavits from those he had helped in Maccan. But those affidavits were disregarded and his request was turned down.
Nine months later he appealed to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. This time, Rick had ten cured citizens and six doctors present to testify. Their testimonies were not even allowed. His appeal was rejected, and his little local operation of supplying free cannabis oil cures was threatened. Eventually it dawned on Rick that it wasn't just the legal system that was suppressing natural cannabis cures.
Rick Simpson realized that the cancer industry is focused on treating, not curing, for high profits.
Monopoly medicine, Big Pharma, and the cancer industry's (including the fund raisers) concern for maintaining a massive cash flow have been the prime motive for keeping all natural cures down since the 1920s when Harry Hoxsey battled the AMA for decades, then the FDA finished him off by closing down all of his successful cancer USA clinics and banning their herbs in 1960.
Fortunately, minor variations of Rick Simpson's oil are being produced in legal medical marijuana states. And there are a few individuals who produce the oil that can send it to others safely. The cancer industry feels it's too powerful to be allowed.
A nicely done documentary of Rick's saga with instructions on how to make the oil was produced with the help of friends. It was cleverly titled “Run From the Cure”. He used naptha as a solvent. But many others use 195 proof pure grain alcohol, which is considered safer.