Cannabis vs Covid-19 / Coronavirus 🧬

I wonder what strain/cultivar they are using for this study?

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Paint me just a tad skeptical.

Quotes from the article:
Kovalchuk, whose Pathway RX is owned partly by Olds-based licensed cannabis producer Sundial Growers and partnered with Alberta cannabis researcher Swysh.

The study under Health Canada licence using artificial human 3-D tissue models

But the absence of clinical trials remains a barrier, and funding from an increasingly cash-strapped cannabis industry isn’t there to fuel that, said Kovalchuk.

This ‘researcher’ owns a cannabis “pharmacy”, and his study is based on computer generated models of artificial “human tissue”.

So this is not even a sample size of ONE! LOL :slight_smile:

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@Larry3215 that a degree of skepticism is warranted. On the flipside , in today’s age most things start as a model. If that is successful due course should proceed. What I do think is that even if this is proven accurate big brother does not want you or I to treat, free of charge, a therapeutic product. I also wonder who may own the rights to these " dozen strains".

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I have came to the same conclusion

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I AM INVINCIBLE! I smoke enough of both to save the world, lung tar transplant anyone?

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Here is the preprint, which is much more interesting than the news article, imo: https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202004.0315/v1

It is a preprint, so take it with a grain of salt, but if it is 100% legit, I have doubts of the significance of the effect in vivo. It only as potential to moderately affect just one specific process in infection and disease (viral entry). But this is the first thing I have seen that suggests Cannabis could actually have some theoretical benefit for SARS-CoV-2, after hearing a handful of bullshit claims from CBD companies for weeks.

Regardless, Igor Kovalchuk (and probably family? 3 of the authors are Kovalchuks) sounds interesting.

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Raw juicing of the leaves, almost magical how it helped this young lady,

Old vid I used to share.

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Not peer reviewed, secret strains of their own company. I guess this mostly serves as promotion for the companies involved.

If they really got something it would be interesting to know the strains of course, maybe the growing community would have a better idea of what is going on. It is obvioulsy not CBD (alone) but some other part, cannabinoid or tepenes maybe.

But information this vague is not really helpful.

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"Based on initial reports from China, and subsequent evidence that arterial hypertension may be associated with increased risk of mortality in hospitalized COVID-19-infected subjects, hypotheses have been put forward to suggest a potential adverse effects of ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers,” Giovanni de Simone, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, chair of the ESC Council on Hypertension and professor of medicine at Hypertension Research Center Federico II University Hospital, Naples, Italy, wrote on behalf of the ESC. “It has been suggested, especially on social media sites, that these commonly used drugs may increase both the risk of infection and the severity of SARS-CoV-2. The concern arises from the observation that, similar to the coronavirus causing SARS, the COVID-19 virus binds to a specific enzyme called ACE2 to infect cells, and ACE2 levels are increased following treatment with ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers.”


Also consider:
Having seen how effective the substance was against bacteria in the lab, the researchers decided to test CBG’s ability to treat infections in animals. In a studythat has not yet been published, they found that CBG cured mice of MRSA infections as effectively as vancomycin, a drug widely considered to be the last line of defence against drug-resistant microbes. The study is under review at the ACS Infectious Diseases journal.

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Are they juicing veg trim or flower trim or maybe both?

Cheers
G

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The vids I remember(this particular one seems to be made after the young lady was treated) only showed leaves being juiced.
The lady director, Mary Jerkovich, says only leaves at about 10:20 in.

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What she was diagnosed with was serious but all immune system related. Taking the vid at face value, what they are suggesting is a benefit to all.
I have one question in regards to the crystalline trichome stalks that’s bugging me.

Cheers
G

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I made the simple equation 20 years ago the more weed I smoke the less often I’m sick may be bro science or maybe I just got a great immune system but I’m sick maybe 1 day a year I also don’t take any pharmaceuticals not even Tylenol I use marijuana for all my ailments

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Mj is the answer to all your ailments :wink:

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