New Study: Cannabis May Prevent Organ Transplants From Being Rejected

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology has found that┬ádelta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – one of the prime compounds in cannabis – can potentially stop organ transplant rejections from tcannabisisnotpotaking place.

The study, which found that the higher the dose of THC, the higher the chance of protecting against rejection, also found synthetic cannabinoids to share a similar protective ability.

This data supports the potential of this class of compounds [cannabinoids] to be used as therapies to prolong graft survival in transplant patients, the study concludes.

According to researchers – although this study is one of the most detailed of its type – these findings aren’t particularly new; Cannabinoids were reported to have effects on immune responses as early as the 1970s, states the study.

The study was conducted by researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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    • Eileen on April 26, 2016 at 1:07 am
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    My boyfriend had a liver transplant 2 years ago and his liver is starting to reject. They put him back on all the medications that he was on when he first got his liver and his levels are still getting higher little by little, I’m thinking of starting him up on the Cannabis Oil and hoping that it will work. Any suggestions? Please help me!

    • NC Proud on April 25, 2016 at 1:24 am
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    I had a kidney transplant in 2005 and started taking cannabis about a year ago with great results. No more nasty side effects from the anti rejection meds. My labs are fantastic and I feel better than I have in years.

      • Steve on May 29, 2016 at 6:26 am
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      Mr too! Smoke it everyday since transplant (16 months ) feel good and my numbers are fine.

    • luz on March 4, 2016 at 4:57 pm
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    Hello my name is luz i am 31 ys old and i had my KP( kidney pancreas) transplant 2 yrs ago, and i keep thinking of traying INDICA wich is medical weed and i have an edible too, but my question is would it affect my KP if i try smokig it or even eating the EDIBLE.?

  1. I would like to ask kidney transplantees who use thc or cannabis. What were your reactive antibodies pre surgery? Mine are at 40. I am looking for a trained professional to assist me so if anyone knows, please let me know. I would want to have labs drawn etc. my transplant was on December 8, 2015 and I would like to keep it. My sister was generous enough to donate to me.

    • Damian on October 23, 2015 at 7:19 am
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    I’m coming up on five years in March 16′ with my kidney transplant. I was a regular Marijuana user prior to the surgery. I was honest in my consultation that I used Marijuana. They said it might cause an infection because of mold or interact with my Prograf.
    I did not use it for the first three months. I was getting blood tests
    regularly at this point. Then I tried some and had a blood test. Then I didn’t use until after the next blood test. I did this for the next few blood tests. There were no changes to my Prograf levels. My hospital’s website gives a historical graph of all my blood test and my Progeaf level and kidney function are flat lines. My kidney function or creatine level is between 1.28-1.33. I have had 3 biopsy post surgery and shown zero signs of rejection.
    I have run 10ks and The Empire State Building Run Up, full disclosure that was a brisk walk, lol. Plus many other endurance races.
    If I have any advise for Kidney Transplant patients, treat drinking 3 liters of water a day as if it’s part of your meds. I can be very tedious in the beginning, but cotton mouth from Marijuana will help. Additionally, stress is brutal on blood pressure and vital functions and Marijuana keeps my stress in check. I’m not a not a sit on the couch type stoner, Marijuana keeps on the move.

    I’m roughly 2 to 3 bowls a day user.

    Best of luck to everyone

      • ozzy on February 6, 2016 at 10:51 pm
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      It will be two years for me on October 2016. I had a kidney transplant on 15 October 2014. I used to smoke marijuana before my transplant but i am fear now. is it okay? Are you sure nothing would happen? I just want to smoke weeds, that’s all. it is quite stressful at home

        • Steve on May 29, 2016 at 6:29 am
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        I’ve been using marijuana every day since my transplant. I was transplanted on October 30th 2014. I feel great and my numbers are fine. Puff away and enjoy life

  2. September 11, 2015 will be two years without ANY PHARMACUITICALS. Kidney transplant is doing amazing with only cannabis! I have laboratory test results to prove that cannabis keeps organ transplant from rejection.
    Thanks

      • Kamps on August 22, 2015 at 1:20 am
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      Hi Brian, is it possible for you to send me copies of your lab results before and after you began using the cannabis. I am also a transplantee and the pharmacuiticals are causing more damage than good to my body.
      I would like to try hemp seed oil.

      • Jennifer on August 25, 2015 at 1:48 pm
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      Brian,
      My brother-in-law is a kidney transplant patient. For the last 2 years he has been battling skin cancer. The cancer is winning. I stumbled upon this site and I’m looking for recommendations and direction. How can he find someone (doctor or experienced practitioner) who can walk him through this. He and my sister are considering choosing to fight the cancer and sacrifice the kidney in hopes of getting a kidney transplant again later. I’m wondering if both can be avoided by using the RSO oil now? Thank you for any direction you can give.
      Jennifer

    1. Hi Brian,

      I too would love to find out more about your kidney transplant cannabis treatment.

      Please point me in the right direction – dosage? Did you ween off the meds? Doctors you worked with?

      Thank you!!

    • Judy on January 3, 2015 at 8:25 pm
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    I just need to know if my husband can take the hemp oil for pancreatic cancer. He also is on Prograf an anti-rejection drug for a kidney transplant he had in 2005. I wonder if the Prograf cause the cancer. I saw a program on TV about hemp oil and how it cures cancer and saw a video on You Tube. Can he take the hemp oil along with chemo, Gemzar and Abraxane? Will he have kidney rejection with it? You only take very small amounts the first 4 days, like 1/2 of a grain of rice a few times a day, then once a day. His cancer has metastasized. If anyone can give me any answers I would appreciate it. I know that the oncologist will say not to use it.
    Thanks.

      • Kim on January 22, 2015 at 9:39 pm
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      Go on Facebook and search for Cannabis Oil Success Stories and send an add request. Some of the people on that page may be able to direct you to some resources.

      • Leon ordorica on January 22, 2015 at 11:33 pm
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      United Patients Group is the place to contact !

        • Jennifer on August 25, 2015 at 1:54 pm
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        Thank you for that website information!

      • Anonymous on July 10, 2015 at 5:49 am
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      Cellcept maybe caused the cancer, if he’s on that. Mycophenolate.

    • vesna on June 12, 2014 at 11:31 am
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    Hello,
    my housband is liver transpate patient going on 2 years now, he take imunosupressent Neoral, and he has metastases now. We are very interested to hear from anyone that is a transplant patient using hemp oil and what they have done about prescribed immune suppresant drugs.
    Thanks a lot
    Vesna

    • Victoria on February 27, 2014 at 1:43 am
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    Hi all, wondering if you can help me. My mom had a heart transplant 18years ago. the medicine she takes causes cancer but she cant stop taking it otherwise her body will reject the heart. But the cancer is taking over now, from skin cancer its now gotten into her lymph glands. im afraid and i dont want to lose her. im looking at every option i can. I want to look at making the oil myself as i saw numerous sites saying it cures cancer, but then i grew worried about the effects of this in her case specifically as a transplant patient. any advice? where do i start? what do i do?

    • John D on January 18, 2014 at 10:54 pm
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    I am a heart transplant patient going on 3 years now. The drugs I take are Immune supressent and one of them was quite harsh causing skin sun spots to go out of control on my forehead and hair line. Started using Cannabis cream and sores are almost non existant after 6 months of uses every morning. When it started going out of control the Dermatologist froze them ant it left red scares. The cream is also helping those red spots heal and disapear. I am ready to start on Simpson oil in a couple of weeks and would like to hear from anyone that is a transplant patient using hemp oil and what they have done about prescribed immune suppresant drugs. Thanks in advance,

      • Josh Morellato on January 22, 2014 at 5:13 am
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      Dido…thanks for the post John D

    • JeffyD on July 26, 2013 at 8:19 pm
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    I am about to be on the waiting list for a liver transplant, if all goes well. i could never get a straight answer from docs on the benefits of even EATING cannabis for my auto immune-caused liver disease. I also have ulcerative colitis and I’m positive I’ve stayed free of colon cancer thanks to my cannabis use, but no Dr willever admit it. I’m scolded and told to quit using marijuana our I won’t get a transplan.t. Im treated like a drug addict by my GI and my questions are brushed off as druggie talk…… I’m honestly afraid the disease will get Worse, being AI, and i could start to develop Colo rectal cancer… Its frightening and I feel i have no control over my health…

    • Dr. Tran on July 23, 2013 at 7:25 am
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    I wouldn’t tell your doctors, might result in loss of gun privileges lol.

    • heart transplant on July 18, 2013 at 11:02 am
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    I have to agree, it works for me, had my transplant 32 years ago. Never did tell my docs I use it, maybe I should, might help the whole legalization process move along more quickly.

      • Josh Morellato on January 22, 2014 at 5:10 am
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      Hey bro thanks for your post, my wife has had her heart transplant for 5 years. Have you just been smoking it? Did you replace your rejection drugs?

      • gbullard on June 1, 2015 at 7:11 pm
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      Right on! From Tennessee, Liver transplant.

    • Pattie on July 18, 2013 at 10:06 am
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    YES… Cannabis oil DOES cure bladder cancer.
    My husband is living proof. So are numerous other people I know of.

    One chemo treatment (mytomycin) for him DESTROYED his bladder.

    Tumors will disappear within 2 weeks of starting the oil.

    Simply smoking it will not cure the cancer, you must extract and ingest the oil.
    very simple to extract and make the oil at home.

    • Anonymous on July 17, 2013 at 7:06 pm
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    I talked to my doctor today about b.c.treatment with cannabis and she says that it does not work for this disease.Who is agree with my doctor?Does chemo work better?Is there someone to explain this to me?

      • George on July 23, 2013 at 7:46 am
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      Chemo kills 7 out of 10 people

      Look at these:

      http://m.youtube.com/results?q=simpson%20oil&oq=simpson%20oi&gs_l=youtube-reduced.1.0.0l2j0i5l2.808.7768.0.9600.14.11.1.2.2.0.411.2313.3j0j6j1j1.11.0…0.0…1ac.1.5.youtube-reduced.1F4GNNU3QtM

    • SamFox on July 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm
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    Wow! This is great news! Glad some of the posters are doing well after their transplants. If we don’t have control freak “we gota get a patent on this! ‘$$ grubbers involved, progress will come far more quickly.

    I think that making the synthetic version is not necessary as cannabis fairly easy to grow. Plus synthetic products rarely work nearly as well as what Nature’s God has put in the world all around us. Great as science may or may not be, they cannot replicate the life & health supporting substances found in nature.

    Synthetic products can stimulate, but it takes more than stimulation to keep us alive.

    Do some research on the difference between natural and synthetic products, like vitamin & mineral supplements. Chemists can pretty much replicate the molecular/chemical structure of many things, but the diff between natural is not just molecular, it’s the biological diff that’s critical to sustaining life.

    Look that stuff up. Very revealing & educational.

    SamFox

    • April on July 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm
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    I am in need of a liver transplant and was told by OHSU in Oregon . That I would have to go through Drug treatment before they would even see me. I have a medical card for my condition. Because I ingest THC drug treatment doesn’t make sense to me.

    • Anonymous on July 17, 2013 at 7:46 am
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    I had stage 4 cancer….. I know I’m still here …. thanks for the bud

    • no9to5r on July 17, 2013 at 6:59 am
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    Need advice: I have a 75 y/o female patient with metastatic ER positive breast cancer to bone who has declined further chemotherapy. What would your readers suggest as proper dose of hemp flowers to be eaten or vaporized to possibly help her cancer?

      • Anonymous on July 17, 2013 at 10:56 am
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      try simpson oil

    • dare2baware on July 17, 2013 at 5:44 am
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    I do believe that Cannabis shoulddefo be allowed fr medicinal purpose. My dog is Epileptic and the usual drugs don’t work. As a last resort I will give him Cannabidiol.

    • E2685 on July 16, 2013 at 7:41 pm
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    kidney transplant in 85, always had the bud, its the secret weapon…….and my Dr knows it.

    • TWINCAM88 on July 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm
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    I had a heart transplant in 1989. I have never stopped using the sweet leaf. Still going strong after 25 years, no rejection. if you ask it works for sure.

    1. That’s awesome TWINCAM88! Glad to hear your doing well!
      I had a heart transplant in 07 been using natures best plant all along and it definitely helps. No rejection and less side effects from the immunosupressent medications. If I could grow my own without getting thrown in jail and get my doctor to go along with it, I would try eating enough raw and juice to get off those harsh medications. Any suggestions?
      Thanks

  3. The GOVERNMENT has known this for years and it takes GREAT PRIDE in hiding ALL they can so cannabis can be shown As a drug? PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES has multi-billion dollar SCAMS to keep the government QUIET, The pharmaceutical companies {pad the low-life governments pockets. So as a WHOLE UNION ALL OF THE CANNABIS NATION SHOULD RISE AS ONE, And take our rights back and be more VERBAL about WHAT CANNABIS REALLY DOES FOR [ ALL ] OF US including MYSELF!! And how much SAFER cannabis is than the {legal drug dealers in government based Pharmaceutical companies, AND BE WHAT OUR FOUNDING FATHERS STANDS FOR and That My friends Is Called FREEDOM. And America is letting it slip away right before our eyes, SO Stand Up For What We Believe In And BE WHO WE ARE AMERICANS!!!

    • kb on July 16, 2013 at 5:48 am
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    They always have to try and make things synthetic. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SMOKE CANNABIS! I guess money is all that matters. SMH.

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