Three scientists from the US Department of Health and Human Services said in the abstract - or summary - of their findings submitted with the patent application: “The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroproectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke or trauma, or the treatment of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia”.
"An adult Caucasian male with excruciating pains following multiple traumas was monitored, daily, over one year while managing chronic pain by self-administering quantifiable amounts of natural cannabis. Tetrahydrocannabinol, Cannabidiol, and Cannabinol were all measured in tinctures, capsules, smoke-able product plus some baked goods, prior to their administration. By allowing standardization, the subject was able to develop a daily regimen of pain management that was resistant to a battery of most patent analgesics".
Dr Sanchez and other researchers studies are just adding to the age-old wisdom surrounding the medicinal use of this phenomenal plant. In some parts of the world medicine has come a long way with regard to accepting this plant rather than demonising it falsley as a harmful substance. A plant that can benefit the planet in more ways than one, Cannabis should be offered instead of chemotherapy for cancer. It is important to continue to spread information like this as nobody should deny the tremendous healing power of this plant.