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Another Way To Look At The Healing Powers Of Coca Leaf


The Centers For Disease Control regularly issues useful, dramatic data on the state of the nation’s health, but last week a clever researcher named Frances Boscoe, who works for the New York State Cancer Registry, decided to take a very different type of look at the causes of death in America. The result is the following map, published in the CDC journal “Preventing Chronic Disease”. The map is complete with an explanatory legend, and portrays “the most distinctive causes of death, state by state”.

When I first looked at the map I wasn’t sure what CDC meant by “distinctive” causes of death, leading to some rather hilarious interpretations of the colorful data display. Tuberculosis the most distinctive cause of death in Texas – really? And in California – hyperplasia of the prostate? WTF? Of course Louisiana was no surprise – Syphilis. But “Legal Force” as the most distinctive cause of death in Oregon? I thought it was all Peace and Love in the NW? Then again, in Arizona it is “discharge of firearms”. Well, OK, that computes, given the activities of Sheriff Joe.

Still, even in the haze of my confusion I was sure that we weren’t talking about leading causes of death, which everyone knows are diabetes, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

The answer lay in the body copy accompanying the map – what the researchers mean by “Distinctive”. I finally figured out that “Distinctive” means that a particular cause of death is at least twice as high as a proportion of all deaths in a particular state, compared to its proportional relationship to causes of death in all other states.

Thus, at least twice as many Californians die from hyperplasia of the prostate, as a proportion of all California deaths, compared with hyperplasia of the prostate as a cause of death in all other states. So now the graphic begins to make sense.

Here’s a link to the map and accompanying data.

Many interesting things leap out at me from this data, but one of the most interesting is the cluster of respiratory disease deaths in the Midwest (L & K on the map). Not that legal Coca Leaf wouldn’t be welcome anywhere in the US, treating and even curing a wide range of diseases, but according to this map it ought to be especially welcome in the wheezing, gasping, breathing-compromised Midwest. 

Of course – there’s not much chance of that ever happening, right? However just consider that legal Coca Leaf could effectively treat the most distinctive cause of death in at least 10 states and ask yourself – why is this completely safe natural medicine not available nationwide? What in the world (or who) could be stopping this from happening?



Author: panaceachronicles

I am moving to Portland, Oregon in the Summer of 2018 & am looking for opportunities to contribute to the Cannabis revolution that I helped to start with my 1969 "Cultivators Handbook of Marijuana", written in Eugene, Oregon and self-published with the indispensable help of the Eugene Augur news collective . I have a few new Cannabis & Coca-related ideas that are pretty revolutionary and as part of a team of good people I am confident that we can shake things up a little in a positive way. I am especially interested in working with companies and/or organizations that want to help motivate Seniors to get past any fears they may have regarding Cannabis and take advantage of the tremendous health benefits of this simple, powerful natural source of treatment and healing. Milestone Achievements The Cultivator’s Handbook of Marijuana, Agrarian Reform Press, Eugene, Oregon, 1969. The first US grower’s guide Self-published in the face of active FBI interference. Managed initial West Coast distribution. Published worldwide in six languages. 3+ million copies sold. Still in print in 2017. No longer the best – but still the first in its genre. Marijuana Foods, Simon & Schuster, 1981. The first full-length medicinal Cannabis extract cookbook in the US, offering unique extraction options and techniques for creating edible Cannabis for medical and recreational purposes. The first Medical Cannabis book to focus specifically on the needs of Seniors. Still in print in 2017. Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company. 1980-82. Conceived, founded & developed the company & its flagship brand “American Spirit™”. Worked with Native American groups to develop a market for native, natural tobacco produced by Native Americans on tribal lands. Initiated organic growers program. Lost company through bad choice of outside investors – lesson learned. Writer/Producer of “International Straight Talk” video/CBT series. 1995-97. Sponsored by US/SBA, Texas Instruments, Texas Utilities and GTE. Ten full-length country-specific videos with accompanying Computer-based interactive training app. Focus on practical cross-cultural skills for Americans doing business with, or operating on teams with people from other countries. National & international distribution 100,000+ copies. Still used in Graduate Schools of Business & International Management. Blogger & Social Media Fanatic: 2012 – Present. 175+ full-length posts on the historical and contemporary medical and spiritual uses of Cannabis, Coca and Opium, advocating for the full legalization of Coca Leaf as a natural medicinal plant to complement the emerging range of medical applications of Cannabis and the historically validated importance of Opium as a natural medicine. (Plus, the occasional political ranting and utopian dreaming.) Other Relevant Publications The Connoisseur’s Handbook of Marijuana, Rolling Stone/Straight Arrow Books, San Francisco & NY, 1971. Best-selling history of Cannabis as recreational, inspirational and medical drug. International Cultivators Handbook of Hashish, Opium and Coca, Wingbow Press, Berkeley, 1975. First US book to link & document the medicinal and spiritual uses of the three great natural drugs. The Cultivators Handbook of Natural Tobacco, Cultural Dimensions Press, 1982- 2010. The first grower’s manual for natural tobacco as grown by Native Americans for thousands of years before this powerful spiritual herb become corrupted by the modern cigarette industry. The Coca Leaf Papers, 2012. Medical and scientific research from 1750-1900 on the therapeutic uses of Coca Leaf in the form of extracts and tonics. Extensive bibliography hyperlinked to original historical resources. Advocates for acceptance of Coca Leaf alongside medical Cannabis as a powerful, natural medicine that cannot be co-opted by the Pharmaceutical industry.

2 thoughts on “Another Way To Look At The Healing Powers Of Coca Leaf

  1. I enjoy your style. You can take an important topic and weave information, insight, perspective, and humor, to make a clear statement. Thank you for your latest……”Another way to look at the healing powers of coca leaf”


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