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Cannabis and coronavirus: what you need to know

Cannabis and coronavirus what you need to know. The image of a bud along with a message that said: “marijuana may be the possible cure for coronavirus,” appeared on several social networks.

Some things you should think about whilst the corvid 19 coronavirus is loose.

Cannabis and coronavirus what you need to know

Cannabis and coronavirus what you need to know.

It goes without saying, that truth be given that we live in a world full of untruths and sometimes outright lies, we would like to remind you that marijuana is NOT a remedy against coronavirus.

Fake weed kills corona virus

Fake: weed kills coronavirus.

It was also claimed that an investigation, carried out by British scientists John Afellay and Stephane Bull. Stated the “plant component of the THCV molecule of the hemp plant is capable of killing the virus if administered in the correct way”.

Unfortunately It was a satire from the Cerebrother   web publication specializing in this type of humor: “a satirical newspaper whose sole purpose is entertainment.”

But not everyone was in on the “joke” and as is becoming the norm these days people spread the news on social media as if it were true. As you may know, lies spread faster than disease in this modern world.

According to the  CrowdTangle  tool, this fake news was shared more than 10,000 times.

Therefore, you will not be cured with cannabis. This does not mean that you do should not continue to enjoy this wonderful plant.

Obviously, there is no reliable research on the effect of CBD or THC on COVID-19. But we do know a few things about cannabis and overall wellness. In the basket of alternative cannabinoids and non-psychoactive cannabis, there are a host of potential medicinal benefits, both preventive and curative.

At least when it comes to regular flu, CBD has been found to help relieve symptoms, and replace over-the-counter pain relievers, sleep medications, and medicinal ointments that currently take up space in our medicine cabinet. . But not just any CBD will, and CBD alone won’t do it all.

Obviously, the best course of action right now is to keep washing your hands vigorously, watch out for a persistent cough, avoid large crowds, and be a little stingy with the joints. But if you’re feeling a bit paranoid for some reason, here are some things you should know about how cannabis might help alleviate symptoms.

CBD for immune system support.

Much more research is required to accurately map the relationship between the immune and endocannabinoid systems, but it is well established that CBD helps to reduce autoimmune and inflammatory self-destructive responses.

“CBD has been found to act as a modulator of the immune system,” says Anna Symonds, director of the Certified CBD program at East Fork Cultivars. “This means it is like a thermostat: it can raise or lower the activity level, depending on the body’s needs.”

Cannabis as an antibacterial.

Research has been done on the antibacterial activity of the top five cannabinoids, but a February study led by McMaster University professor Eric Brown found that cannabigerol is particularly effective in treating antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.

CBG proved to be wonderful in fighting pathogenic bacteria,” says Brown. “The findings suggest real therapeutic potential for cannabinoids as antibiotics.”

CBD as a pain reliever.

CBD is popular for its effectiveness as a pain reliever, mainly due to its anti-inflammatory effects. But anyone who has bought CBD from both a reputable grow shop or a tobacconist’s counter can attest that the effectiveness varies greatly from product to product.

The effectiveness of CBD isolation peaks at a “medium” dose is generally less practical than full-spectrum products made from the whole plant, with the full range of cannabinoids, including low THC levels, and intact terpenes.

Research indicates that products formulated for whole plants are much more effective, so you can take a lower dose than isolate for similar, if not more robust, effects.

Cannabis and Coronavirus.

First and foremost: remember that cannabis does not cure coronavirus. Having said that, let’s discuss some (common sense) questions that you should avoid if you want to decrease the chances of catching the coronavirus and continue your love of the bud.

Stop sharing the joint, the bong or the pipes: Although some means of transmission of COVID-19 are still unknown, we do know that it is transmitted in a very similar way to other coronaviruses eg colds and flu.

Therefore, although passing along a joint in normal times is completely acceptable. At the moment and for some time to come we will not be living in normal times and sharing anything which would come into contact with your mouth is definitely not recommended.

Wash your hands often:

Put your hands under water after soaping for about twenty seconds. It is the best way to end possible viruses that you carry in them and that you do not put in your mouth.

No remedies that are not tested and accepted by the scientific community:

Do not drink salt water or use bleach to disinfect yourself! It seems absurd to have to say this but these are some of the recommended cures doing the rounds on social media for coronavirus,  Do not look for remedies where there are none. As much as you like CBD and think that it cures everything, as far as we know at this stage it sould only be used to possibly help with the symptoms.

Cannabis and coronavirus. Don’t smoke if you have the virus:

This is true for COVID-19 or any other respiratory illness. Smoking is not recommended while you have it, it can create many more complications than you think they will solve. In the case of COVID-19, which usually generates pneumonia, it is highly recommended not to do so.

Do not wear a mask if you are not sick:

Leave the masks for sick people who do need them. If you are well you don’t need it. It won’t stop you from getting it.

Watch for symptoms:

It is difficult to tell COVID-19 from seasonal flu, even from a normal cold. If you have a fever, cough and shortness of breath the best thing you can do is follow the latest medical advice for wherever you live, and they will tell you how to act. If, in addition, you think you have been in contact with a source of contagion, let them know.

For now, to try to avoid becoming infected or infected, it is advisable to follow what the World Health Organization (WHO) has told us all to:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.
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