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COVID-19 Good News and Bad News

Summary of Good and Bad Coronavirus News  New York Magazine, Eric Levitz Good: Second time positive tests don’t seem to be infectious SARS recovered neutralized antibodies for years SARS immune seem immune to COVID-19 First trial of vaccine triggered immune response and no side effects in n=8 After long plateau, cases in US are declining…

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Terpenes as Possible COVID-19 Treatment?

Scientists investigate cannabis terpenes as possible COVID-19 treatment Tibi Pulu In the context of the coronavirus crisis, researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology are testing the therapeutic potential of cannabis terpenes. During previous severe coronavirus outbreaks, such as those caused by the SARS coronavirus in 2002-2003, researchers found that cannabis terpenes reduced disease severity and…

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CBD Therapies forCardiac Patients with Coronavirus

Cardiol Therapeutics files patent to use CBD therapies for patients with coronavirus “Experimental evidence demonstrating the cardioprotective properties of cannabidiol suggest therapeutic potential in this vulnerable patient population,” Elsley said in a statement. “As part of our strategy to develop cannabidiol for patients with heart failure, we look forward to investigating the anti-inflammatory properties of…

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Marijuana could prevent COVID-19 infections

Marijuana could prevent COVID-19 infections This study found that the roots of the marijuana plant have a useful compound to kill off the coronavirus. The researchers analyzed 800 varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant and found that 13 of these contain large amounts of cannabidiol, a powerful anti-inflammatory. What is interesting about this substance is…

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Cannabis Shows Promise Blocking Coronavirus Infection

Cannabis shows promise blocking coronavirus infection: Alberta researcher “After sifting through 400 cannabis strains, researchers at the University of Lethbridge are concentrating on about a dozen that show promising results in ensuring less fertile ground for the potentially lethal virus to take root”, said biological scientist Dr. Igor Kovalchuk. “A number of them have reduced…

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Coronavirus: The Tide Is Coming for Medicinal Cannabis

Coronavirus: The Tide Is Coming for Medicinal Cannabis Zulfikar Abbany “The Alberta-based researchers, meanwhile, have focused on strains of the plant, Cannabis sativa, that are high in an anti-inflammatory cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD) — one of the other main chemicals in cannabis, aside from THC. They have developed more than 800 new Cannabis sativa variants, with high…

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Press Release: Research Into Medicinal Cannabis Treatment of Coronavirus

Press Release: Research Into Medicinal Cannabis Treatment of Coronavirushttps://www.pharmiweb.com/press-release/2020-04-27/research-into-medicinal-cannabis-for-treatment-of-coronavirus The Company’s collaboration partner for the detailed analysis of the molecular makeup of the strains which Ananda proposes to grow and stabilise is Dr Dedi Meiri, based at The Technion in Israel, and widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost cannabis scientists. Dr Meiri has now…

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Navigating COVID-19 in the cannabis industry

Navigating COVID-19 in the cannabis industry “Several laboratory studies indicate that cannabinoid compounds – in particular, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – are immunosuppressant and may have anti-viral effects. The interplay between cannabinoids and the immune system is intricate, adaptive, and bidirectional. The International Association for Cannabinoid Medicine (IACM), based in Germany, issued a statement on the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Can marijuana cure COVID-19?

Marijuana and COVID-19: Can marijuana cure COVID-19? Dr. Philip S. Chua “No, at this time, there is no known drug or substance that can cure or prevent COVID-19 infection. Various anti-viral drugs and potential vaccines are currently being tested. Remdesivir intravenous anti-viral treatment – 140,000 rounds might be available by the end of May 2020…

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