Medical marijuana is gaining acceptance, but could it even help kids? Dr. William Courtney has seen it happen. Saying he was “quite a skeptic years ago”, Dr. Courtney continued that “my youngest patient is 8 months old, and had a very massive centrally located inoperable brain tumor.”
The child’s father pushed for non-traditional treatment utilizing cannabis. “They were putting cannabinoid oil on the baby’s pacifier twice a day, increasing the dose… And within two months there was a dramatic reduction, enough that the pediatric oncologist allowed them to go ahead with not pursuing traditional therapy.”The tumor was remarkably reduced after eight months of treatment. Dr. Courtney pointed out that the success of the cannabis approach means that “this child, because of that, is not going to have the long-term side effects that would come from a very high dose of chemotherapy or radiation… currently the child’s being called a miracle baby, and I would have to agree that this is the perfect response that we should be insisting is front line therapy for all children before they launch off on all medications that have horrific long term side effects.”
Video: Dr. Confirms Cannabis Oil Cures Brain Tumor and Brain Cancer. Dr. William Courtney’s youngest patient, at 8 months old, suffered from a massive inoperable brain tumor. The Baby was treated with cannabis oil on his pacifier twice daily.
Transcript from another of Dr William Courtney’s Videos:
William Courtney, a physician, my practice is solely about cannabis. There was an article in Scientific American about the brains own marijuana. And was intrigued by the idea that there were substances that went from the post-synaptic to the pre-synaptic, so a combination of interest in the biochemistry, the idea that the body produces cannabinoids and then obviously the range of effects as I studied it, it became amazingly interesting.This the one area of medicine where most of what you learn comes from patients and their experience.
A lot of my patients, I live and work in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties in Northern California, and individuals have come from around the world to be comfortable there, and develop safe access and use of the medicine. If someone from Texas notices that it helped their lupus they would kind of gravitate in that direction so they could grow without fear of arrest or imprisoned. And so the patients would bring these stories that were pretty hard to believe from a western medical mind. A western medical mind likes this idea of a silver bullet, like an antibiotic, stops the cell wall from being able to divide, the animal dies and so we, we being western medical docs, had a single effect for a single drug, so they could understand it and control it.
Where cannabis is very unusual in that it has such a breadth of activity. I now know that that’s based on the fact on its very tissue-specific effects. So a molecule like cannabidiol which is a modulator, which means that it regulates cell function, it can up regulate or down regulate, it has a different effect in an adrenal gland, smooth muscle, connective tissue, secretory tissue or tissue involved in absorption, and so you end up with a concept that is very hard for the western medical mind to embrace, and it looks like the very definition of snake oil. But on closer examination, it really reflects 34 million years of evolution as a finely honed modulator that compliments the way we modulate our own cellular functions.
It’s a dietary essential, it’s so much more than a medicine. It’s definitely safe.