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Cannabis Advocate Dr. Bob is Pissed That After All Of The Research Out There We’re Still Not Saying ‘Cannabis Treats Cancer’

Nicholas Demski
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Dr. Bob Melamede is a key cannabis advocate with doctoral degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. His computer has 13,000 cannabis research articles on it, 1000 of which demonstrate the anti-cancer power of cannabis. That pisses him off.

There’s an interesting human condition that we all suffer from that’s known as bias. It can take one word and our brains will rapidly generate the imagery, vocabulary, and ideas behind our biases. For example: ‘stoner.’

I know what you saw in your mind: an overweight, 20’s-something male sitting on a beat-up couch in his parent’s basement watching TV and eating Cheetos. It’s so heavily ingrained into our bias that even, I, an advocate for plant justice, sees that image when I hear that word.

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However, that is not the reality of most people’s lives who consume cannabis. Do those types of ‘stoners’ exist? Sure, but the overwhelming majority of stoners use cannabis as a medicine, as a tool to improve their lives, and are happy, healthy, fully-functioning adults who contribute to society on a daily basis.

Consider a very interesting fellow who is widely known as Dr. Bob. Bob Melamede has a doctoral degree in biochemistry and molecular genetics. Would you expect that he also consumes enough cannabis each day to plant most consumers on their faces? Probably not, but his story is one of reality, compared to the bias of what a ‘stoner’ looks like.

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Dr. Bob is an advocate for cannabis, a leader in an industry that’s long been held underground, and a man with a passion for healing with plants. The charismatic, well-thought, mustachioed gentlemen believes the endocannabinoid system exists in our bodies for a good reason. He says that ‘he’s always wanted to know what life is,’ and through that pursuit, he has discovered the vast importance of our endocannabinoid system. He speaks to its importance within a number of our homeostatic systems:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Muscular
  • Digestion
  • Stress responses
  • And more
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In his own words, he says that the endocannabinoid system is the ‘thermostat’ of our own bodies. It’s a regulatory system that ensures our bodies function correctly and responds to their environment in the same way a thermostat responds to the environment of our homes.

Of course, our endocannabinoid system creates its own version of cannabinoids, but we can find additional inputs from plants, such as Cannabis. These additional inputs have a wide variety of documented health benefits for humans, such as:

  • Pain relief
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Improved sleep outcomes
  • And much, much more

Perhaps the most important health benefit of cannabis, as Dr. Bob says, is it’s ‘very clear, unambiguous, cancer-killing ability.’

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And this is why he is so pissed.

He’s pissed because he can access, as he claims, 12,000-13,000 scientific articles on his computer in a moment’s notice—with nearly 1,000 of them pointing to the anti-cancer effects of cannabis—and still the government and pharmaceutical companies say there isn’t enough research on its efficacy.

What has him even more upset is that cannabis is still labeled as a Schedule I drug in the United States which means that it is assumed to have zero medicinal value. Furthermore, Schedule I status prevents research into its use.

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So, as a man with a doctoral degree in understanding how the human body works, and years of personal and professional experience dealing with cannabis, he’s pissed that the government won’t even consider looking at letting people heal themselves with a plant instead of a lab-formulated pharmaceutical and a round of chemotherapy.

It’s easy to assume that ‘stoners’ are the simple-minded, lazy people we’ve been brainwashed to believe them to be. But, most of them are more like the people who use coffee in the morning before work and exercise in the evening before having dinner with their families. Cannabis is a plant that provides countless benefits to its consumers, and those consumers are just as productive as any other subset of people in our society.

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Of course, Dr. Bob is pissed. He sees injustice in the Western world. He sees ignorance and propaganda infecting our minds. He sees people behind bars for a lifetime because they consumed an herb. And, most importantly, he sees the role of cannabis in providing people with healthy, happy lives. He sees that all one needs to do for that health and happiness is grow a plant.

Yet our bias makes us see a plant that creates lazy, thoughtless zombies of its consumers.

He’s pissed at that idea, and he’s out to change it.

Nicholas Demski

I like to smash stigmas of all types. I'm a full-time single father, world-traveler, and an advocate for medicinal plants being treated for what they are: plants. You can follow my life's journey on the following platforms: Instagram @TheSingleDadNomad YouTube and Facebook: The Single Dad Nomad Blog: Also, feel free to have a look at my portfolio of work:

  • Annette Flores

    I absolutely love the article and your content
    Thank you for such great information
    I have been in the Cannabis industry for over 20 years and one thing I can never get enough of is knowledge and your site provides much needed information.

    March 7, 2019 at 4:43 am Reply
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    Thank you… I have NOT been a supporter of cannabis most of my life of 78 years… Twelve years ago, I had a paradigm shift learning that we have a endocannabinoid system that plays an important role in keeping our other systems in balance. We actually produce the same cannabinoids that are in the plant! I also have worked with dozens of clients teaching them how to conquer their diseases including many with cancer. There are powerful success experiences that we have experienced. My wife and I both use a small amount of the oil an hour before bed primarily for preventative purposes. Follow the money trail back in the thirties and you quickly will see the power and greed involved – as it is today!

    May 27, 2019 at 3:18 pm Reply
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    Mary Baker

    Lets get the show on the road…we are not stoners we are getting well !!!

    July 17, 2019 at 9:16 am Reply
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    Jane Roach

    I say that we inundate the Internet with all those articles and research! We need to teach the world that it is a plant and it heals. It saved my life and I’m not a stoner. Was as a teen but not it’s the best medicine on my care plan! Let’s tell everyone about it!!!

    July 18, 2019 at 11:53 am Reply
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    Nina Spiller

    I suffer from epilepsy and extreme anxiety, which can and does initiate seizures at times. I am prescribed ativant which I hate for anxiety and Lamotrigine for seizures. My med of choice is marijuana. Drs have me paranoid not to use seizure meds so I haven’t stopped. However, as long as I have pot i don’t use ativant. Trying how to go about med mj card in state illegal except for medicinal and that is a 3 month process with relationship with same Dr for 3 months. I’m literally afraid to mention to Dr to start process. Any advice or direction? I’ve relocated from California where anyone can buy..advantage of med card there is no taxes.

    July 19, 2019 at 10:54 am Reply
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    frank terenzi

    Put a tax on it. Then see the goverment go out there way to get us to buy it.

    July 24, 2019 at 9:11 am Reply
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    Kathryn James

    We need more Doctors to be unbiased in using Cannabis. I live in a State that dosent approve Cannabis. So I ordered some of RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) in Oregon and Washington. While my husbands in the hospital dying of AML Leukemia, We Had nothing to lose if we tried giving him some more time. The Doctor Threatened me with calling Security and having me thrown out. I told him go ahead i was still giving him cannabis. He walked away mad.

    October 2, 2019 at 10:50 pm Reply

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