Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Some cannabis activists have long felt the pink ribbon cancer awareness movement was misguided without a focus on cannabinoids. These sentiments were reinforced during Pink-October by new cannabinoid and anticancer research; The Joint Blog reported it with this headline: Cannabinoids Destroy Cancer Cells, Prevents Them From Growing.
“Destroying cancer cells and preventing their growth – that’s great news,” observed Steve Young, part of Publius – the pen name used by the authors of The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011). “We’ve known for decades that cannabinoids limit and kill cancer cells, breast cancer cells in particular.”
“Those of us examining the issue,” Young continued, “have found it baffling that an ‘awareness’ campaign that claims to be working for a cure was overlooking the cure that exists. A pink ribbon can’t kill cancer cells, yet green cannabinoids do.”
Upon reflection, and with a little lesson about the physics of light, Young says he has a new way to think about the relationship between the pink ribbon and cannabinoid movements, one that identifies with the color green.
“I kind of hoped the pink thing would just fade away,” Young noted, “but that’s not too realistic. However, in the spectrum of light, the color pink appears when green is removed from white light – so add green-to-pink to get light. That reality of science is a metaphor for the future of cannabinoids as cancer treatment and preventative; simply, it combines pink and green to light a path to curing cancer.”
The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids is available for free by download and at online retailers for $9 or less.