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Saturday, May 23, 2020

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Can cannabis help with recovery post-workout?


Rest days are very important for people who work out regularly. The more people physically exert themselves, the more they realize how important these days off are, whether they’re doing active recovery or spending the day chilling out. Can cannabis play a role in this downtime?


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Changing your mind on cannabis


The Government recently announced details of its proposed recreational cannabis scheme and former Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne wrote in Newsroom: "It is likely though that voters will be seeking clearer answers to these before they vote in the referendum. Unless such answers are forthcoming, they may yet prove to be the devil in the detail that defeats the scheme in the referendum, in that event setting off an even more unsatisfactory situation than at present.”


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Here's why cannabis could prevent, and even treat COVID-19




Does this mean you can go out and spark up a blunt and be cured of COVID-19? No. What it does mean is that scientists have developed multiple cannabis strains that have (in their experimental stage) to make SARS-CoV2 coronavirus experience a harder time finding tissue cells in your body to cling to, and infect you with COVID-19.

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Cannabis Binge in Quarantine Lifts Hope for Federal Legalization



With nine in 10 Americans approving of either medicinal or recreational use, more than 20 states deeming medical or recreational sales “essential” businesses during the pandemic shutdown, and Americans using more weed than usual while they’re quarantined, advocates say the crisis will push the federal government to follow the lead of 33 states and legalize cannabis faster than it would have.


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Clarification comes on cannabis scheduling in the Medicines Act


On May 23 2019, the minister of health published a notice in the Government Gazette that excluded certain preparations containing cannabidiol (CBD) from the operation of certain provisions of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, No 101 of 1965 (Medicines Act).


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Cannabis is more effective at preventing and treating COVID-19 than hydroxychloroquine


A team of scientists from Canada have identified at least 13 strains of cannabis sativa they believe can aid in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

The President of the United States of America has spent the past few weeks touting a dangerous drug called hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic treatment for COVID-19. Unfortunately, the president’s expertise is in reality TV, not medicine. Several studies have shown that hydroxychloroquine, a drug designed to treat malaria, has dangerous side-effects when used to treat coronavirus, including death.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

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Marijuana could actually prevent Covid-19 infections, a new study says.

Study: Cannabis Could Prevent COVID-19 Infection


Recently, public health workers warned that using marijuana during the pandemic can be quite deadly as most of the patients with underlying lung issues were more at threat from the coronavirus. However, a new study has revealed that some strains of marijuana can prevent the spread of Coronavirus and also ease the symptoms as well.
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Most of the people are infected from coronavirus through airborne particles in the air and they infiltrate the body through the lungs and then move onto the corresponding tissues and organs. The scientific community has identified ACE2 protein as the primary gateway the COVID-19 infects patients. A research was done on CBD and THC before the pandemic and it suggested that THC and CBD could lower gene expressions that produce and regulate ACE2 proteins.

This study made researchers at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta very curious as it might mean that cannabis can actually prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The researchers are doing some more research into this matter and they believe that combinations of cannabinoids “may become a useful addition to the treatment of COVID-19,”. They also believed that easy-to-use products like mouth wash and throat gargle to be developed to lower the spread of the disease through the mouth. 

Recently, a hospital in Isreal started the treatment of COVID-19 patients with cannabis because it contains anti-viral properties. However, due to very little research on the matter, researchers are neglecting cannabis in their research against the coronavirus but some scientists are determined to prove that cannabis could actually prove to be quite useful in this fight against the novel coronavirus. 

From our friends at Benzinga, we’ve gathered comment from one of the researchers and it says “While our most efficacious extracts require further validation in a large-scale analysis and an animal model, our study is crucial for the future analysis of the effects of medical cannabis on COVID-19,” concluded the researchers. “Given the current dire and rapidly developing epidemiological situation, every possible therapeutic opportunity and avenue needs to be considered.”

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