Medical Marijuana in the Age of COVID

Published on November 1, 2021

Whatever one says, there will be people to disagree with you. There will always be conflict, especially about the use of natural medicines. Marijuana is a strong natural medicine and should be used for many reasons in the age of COVID. It just so happens that older Americans are using much more cannabis, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Usage is up 75 percent in four years.

Hemp oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-epileptic, sedative, and neuroprotective actions. It is also a potent antioxidant, protecting against chemical damage due to oxidation. Marijuana compounds effectively prevent seizures and convulsions while also having fewer side effects than existing epilepsy drugs.

The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of cancer to spread. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and natural cannabinoids counteract cancer and chemical toxicity from drugs and environmental sources, thus helping to preserve normal cells.

This essay will focus on using marijuana for COVID and as a treatment for the anxiety, stress, and fear people face as the world comes apart at the seams.

Dr. Igal Louria-Hayon, head of the Medical Cannabis Research and Innovation Center at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, says that the healing properties in marijuana may be able to help the body fight against COVID-19.

Dr. David Allen has good reason to think, “Cannabidiol (CBD) may offer control of the immune system and in turn provide protection from viral infections. Cannabis has already been recognized to inhibit fungus and bacteria and can be considered a new class of antimicrobial because of the different mechanism of action from other antimicrobials.”

“Cannabinoids are proving to have significant cidal (killer) activity to many viruses, including hepatitis C and the HIV virus. Cannabinoids down-regulate (inhibit) the immune response to the infection,” continues Dr. Allen.

When the immune system launches an attack on a virus it causes an inflammatory response that produces flu symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat, and body aches. The body uses its’ own endocannabinoids to moderate the immune response, but it is sometimes unable to fully control the inflammatory process. The cannabinoids present in marijuana also have an inhibitory effect on the immune system giving the natural endocannabinoid mechanism a boost.

University of South Carolina researchers now believe marijuana’s THC could be effective against battling symptoms caused by the coronavirus based on a trio of studies. In each study, THC helped prevent a deadly immune system response that causes acute respiratory syndrome (ARDS) and boosted healthy lung bacteria. When scientists injected THC into mice with ARDS, they were shocked to find how effective the cannabinoids was in reducing inflammation and related symptoms. Over the three studies that included over a dozen of experiments, 100% of mice given THC survived.

Currently, there are no FDA-approved drugs to treat ARDS because of which the mortality rate is close to 40%,” said study co-author Mitzi Nagarkatti.

A new study finds a popular ingredient in cannabis can block the virus from spreading through the lungs. Researchers in Chicago say cannabidiol (CBD) keeps SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, from replicating in the lungs and causing severe damage.

Researchers at the University of Lethbridge in Canada confirmed these results, having found that certain cannabis strains may reduce COVID-19’s ability to infect the lungs, as well as other susceptible tissues along the intestines and oral cavity. Another study in Canada offers data that some cannabis strains help reduce a specific type of inflammatory distress—called a “cytokine storm”—that precedes severe cases of acute respiratory distress due to Covid-19.

Rates of anxiety and depression worldwide increased dramatically in 2020. Estimates suggest the COVID pandemic resulted in an additional 76 million cases of anxiety and 53 million cases of major depressive disorder, over and above annual norms, with women and younger individuals being disproportionally affected

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I WANT!

We are at the end of the world we once knew. The carpet is being pulled out from under us but never on such a broad international basis. I had to take an entire day off from the increasingly shocking news, and I think I need a week or month or even the next two years off. Duck and cover often makes sense when an impending shock wave threatens. I used to think I had hard skin, but now it is thin.

Mental health referrals among children have doubled in the U.K. since the
start of the pandemic; 16% of children between the ages of 5 and 16 were
diagnosed with a mental disorder in 2020, compared to 10.8% in 2017.

Whatever happens, it is not going to be just physical torment but mental, emotional and spiritual. Being alive while billions of us are threatened with catastrophe is not going to be easy, even if you are one of the fortunate ones who escapes much of the suffering and harm the majority will face.

Hungry, cold times are ahead, but that might not be the worst of it. We will soon see if there is any truth that many of the vaccinated will lose their immune system this winter and fall like wheat under the blades of spike proteins. We have to simultaneously witness the worst side of many politicians as the rich continue to suck the blood of everyone else. Threatened with an avalanche of debt (300 trillion) and economic destruction and an army of idiots who want to force needles into us, no wonder our collective blood pressure is rising. We are feeling anxiety, stress, and fear that is shouting out their warnings to us.

It might be a good time for a martini or light up a joint and kick back and surrender to the fact that there is little any of us can do to stop the ship from sinking. There were not enough lifeboats on the Titanic, and there will not be enough food to feed 8 billion people. But, of course, we should be taking defensive action, like if we knew that five hurricanes would hit one after another.

I would recommend people monitor their blood pressure and stress levels (with HRV – Heart Rate Variability). Cannabinoids are beneficial in controlling high blood pressure. In my book on Medical Marijuana, I make it clear that it is the best medicine on earth for stress. It does have its side effect over the long term, but its short-term effects are often wonderous. Yet, for all its power, it has lower harmful side effects than aspirin, which is quite dangerous.

Pharmaceuticals are out of the Question

Just because we have an economic and financial collapse does not mean we will not need medicines, so we should stock up on safe, natural medicines. ASHP.org, a pharmaceutical tracking company, lists 192 drugs in short supply. They range from Albuterol inhalers to lidocaine, belladonna, and opium suppositories. It’s important to note that this is an incomplete list and that many more items are actually in limited supply and haven’t yet been reported. Now, this is at a time when at least half the people think everything is going to be just fine. Now imagine conditions during a complete collapse of the present financial system.

When it comes to having a medicine around the house that has its use across physical, emotional, mental, and even spiritual levels, there is nothing on the planet like medical marijuana. That is not saying it is suitable for everyone or that everyone should be using it, but when we talk about treating or dealing with stress and anxiety, and can be a Godsend, which is exactly what marijuana is, a gift from God. It is natural, and we can trust Nature much more than any pharmaceutical company.

Conclusion

We are witnessing the ultimate heartless state AGAIN. Think Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and what they brought to their people. Think Fauci. We’re on a hayride to Armageddon, and the press is lying about everything going on, so our ride into hell will be a screamer. I think if I were in hell, I would want to light up, but that said, I might do the same even in heaven.

Cannabis can realize its full therapeutic potential
only when it is completely legal and people
don’t have to go to their doctors to get it.

Dr. Grinspoon

The bottom line to marijuana—it mitigates human suffering. It is the best and safest pain medication. It is very cheap if you grow it yourself. It is better than any pharmaceutical on the market, and it treats cancer. It is a wonder drug and can be used by healthy people to keep their stress down.

After injecting rat subjects with THC, researchers found
that
blood pressure decreased significantly straight after.

Marijuana is safe, effective, and affordable medicine, which is better than anything you can get at your pharmacy except for sodium bicarbonate, iodine, and magnesium chloride, all of which are natural and used to great effect in emergency rooms and intensive care wards.

There are many options for the administration of medical marijuana. You can smoke it, eat it raw and not get high, use it transdermally, and concentrate it in oil form for the treatment of cancer. You can even take it without the THC, and that is called CBD, which is legal everywhere.

Pediatric Use

“It seems to me if one is going to need to use drugs, one ought to consider a relatively safe drug, like marijuana,” said Bernard Rimland, Ph.D. of the Autism Research Institute. Marijuana, the forbidden medicine, seems to be useful for some people with adult attention deficit disorder, impulse disorders, and bipolar disorder. Some families have found marijuana to be nothing short of miraculous. Some of the symptoms that marijuana has ameliorated anxiety – even severe anxiety – aggression, panic disorder, generalized rage, tantrums, property destruction, and self-injurious behavior. One mother commenting on using marijuana for her autistic child said, “I know it’s not the end-all answer, but it’s been the best answer for the longest time for us in regard to ALL the other medications. I cannot tell you how many months we would go on medication, wondering if it was doing anything, anything at all. Here we can see the difference in 30-60 minutes guaranteed.”

Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD, DM (P)

Professor of Natural Oncology, Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
Founder of Natural Allopathic Medicine

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