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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 love creating, testing, and launching new ideas that work and that make a positive contribution to other peoples' lives. I love breaking trails and discovering hidden or new pathways, new ways of looking at special parts of the world, and most of all I love sharing what I find with others. I wrote the first Cannabis grow book “The Cultivators Handbook of Marijuana” in 1969. Cultivators has sold over 6 million copies worldwide & is still in print in 2016. I'm very happy to have been a part of the beginning of what is now a true revolution. I created The Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company in the early 1980's and invented the American Spirit™ brand. My hope is that many people who chose the organic tobacco alternative have enjoyed smoking a more natural product and been healthier because of it. I wrote the first Cannabis extraction/medical edibles book “Marijuana Foods” in the early 1980's. While Cannabis extracts for medicinal use go back thousands of years, many people in my generation had not even heard of Cannabis butter. I was happy to share what I discovered through research and experimentation. I wrote the first organic Tobacco grow book “The Cultivators Handbook of Natural Tobacco”. I know that in some parts of the country, growers are selling organic tobacco at farmers markets, and I still have hope that a networked collaborative industry can be organized as an alternative to the so-called "Tobacco Industry". I helped thousands of people to be better cross-cultural business communicators with the “International Straight Talk” video/CBT series in the 1990's. If you have the patience for some very old-style talking heads videos they are all digitized and online. A lot of culturally-astute people appear in these videos sharing valuable information. I re-introduced Coca Leaf to the natural medicines dialogue with “Panacea Chronicles” and “The Coca Leaf Papers” in 2010 – 2012. This is a digitized collection of core books on Coca from the 18th and 19th centuries, with a hyperlinked bibliography. I created this resource so that people could connect with Coca's relevance to core health issues in today's world through understanding its historical context. I just finished (2016) developing a market-disrupting line of Cannabis products for “Landrace Brands™”. I figured there was no reason a company run by people I care about to be just another me-too Cannabis industry startup, so we came up with a few surprises. I enjoyed this process and would like to do the same for other Cannabis market companies run by good people. I am currently researching and writing "Cannabis For Seniors: A Caregivers Handbook" to be published in 2017. I welcome your ideas for topics, and stories about how Cannabis has made a difference in your own life or in the life of someone you love. I am always looking for interesting new challenges. Is there anything that we should be discussing?

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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