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(NYPost)   A very high team of Canadian scientists believes they have found that strong strains of cannabis could help prevent and then treat coronavirus infections. Pass the bong dudes   (nypost.com) divider line
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2020-05-21 6:38:54 PM  
Stressing that more research was needed ...
 
2020-05-21 6:47:09 PM  
Legalize it!

If the president is popping fish tank cleaner everyone else should be allowed to choose their preference of miracle drug.
 
2020-05-21 6:52:20 PM  
Twist one for Trump...maybe he'll chill. Then his Trumpets may chill, too.
 
2020-05-21 7:11:20 PM  
Someone's high this was news a week ago and already had a Fark submission
 
2020-05-21 7:11:49 PM  
The results, printed in online journal Preprints, indicated hemp extracts high in CBD may help block proteins that provide a "gateway" for COVID-19

Proof that pot is not a gateway drug.  Quite the opposite.
 
2020-05-21 7:20:39 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The results, printed in online journal Preprints, indicated hemp extracts high in CBD may help block proteins that provide a "gateway" for COVID-19

Proof that pot is not a gateway drug.  Quite the opposite.


Problem is they dont define  what 'high' entails. I suspect 30% CBD is not enough
 
2020-05-21 7:22:40 PM  
I want to believe.com?
 
2020-05-21 7:26:23 PM  

rikkards: Someone's high this was news a week ago and already had a Fark submission


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2020-05-21 7:54:29 PM  

rikkards: Marcus Aurelius: The results, printed in online journal Preprints, indicated hemp extracts high in CBD may help block proteins that provide a "gateway" for COVID-19

Proof that pot is not a gateway drug.  Quite the opposite.

Problem is they dont define  what 'high' entails. I suspect 30% CBD is not enough


I've been experimenting heavily.  I'll keep you posted on my "research".
 
2020-05-21 9:06:55 PM  
Well... I've never been that interested, but if public health is at stake...
 
2020-05-21 9:08:34 PM  
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2020-05-21 10:02:12 PM  
Even if it were true, Florida would still steadfastly refuse to even think about legalizing it.

Damned old people from other states.
 
2020-05-21 10:32:46 PM  
But but...

Schedule I
Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are:
heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote


There are so many broken things in this country we need to fix, starting from the top down.
 
2020-05-21 10:48:05 PM  
*call doctor tomorrow*

On second thought, I should do it now. No time to waste.
 
2020-05-22 12:46:14 AM  
Uh oh. Here come the weed noggins to stand on their mountain top and scream about how they're right and this proves that their magical plant is a panacea.
 
2020-05-22 12:47:07 AM  
I'm skeptical. I've been around many pot users that think they've discovered some truth of the universe, like they have the exact same number of fingers on each hand.
 
zez
2020-05-22 12:47:48 AM  
"We were totally stunned at first, and then we were really happy," one of the researchers, Olga Kovalchuk, told CTV News.
 
2020-05-22 12:53:12 AM  
We need a "spliffy" tag.
 
2020-05-22 12:55:24 AM  
And ya'll laughed at me when I said being high 24/7 might prevent you from the coronavirus since your cells are high AF.

Whos laughing now
 
2020-05-22 12:59:47 AM  

Sgygus: Stressing that more research was needed ...


Sounds like cops when they investigate a prostitution ring.
 
2020-05-22 1:01:38 AM  

zez: "We were totally stunned at first, and then we were really happy," one of the researchers, Olga Kovalchuk, told CTV News.


DeadGeek: We need a "spliffy" tag.


Beat me to it by minutes. Nice going!

/um, what was the question?
 
2020-05-22 1:04:25 AM  
Way ahead of them.
 
2020-05-22 1:16:22 AM  

abhorrent1: Uh oh. Here come the weed noggins to stand on their mountain top sit at their keyboards and scream post about how they're right and this proves that their magical plant is a panacea something other than a Schedule I substance.


Anecdotal evidence that lack of cannabis consumption can lead to distorted perceptions of reality?
 
2020-05-22 1:22:15 AM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: I'm skeptical. I've been around many pot users that think they've discovered some truth of the universe, like they have the exact same number of fingers on each hand.


I'm as big of a fan of legalization as anyone (ok, as an inveterate pothead), but... These claims that it's a panacea for medicine really need to narrow their focus. It'd be nice if both sides can just admit that, like anything, it will have an array of therapeutic uses - but it's not going to heal every wound.

It's definitely not going to cure every cancer. As a range of neoplasms, there probably isn't one single cure anyhow. It does show promise for encouraging regular cell death, which may work against some cancers.

Most of it's use is in controlling the debilitating side effects of other medications or the extended side effects of chronic disease (IE, nausea, weight loss, lack of appetite, etc)

It should be legal. Not because it's going to transform the world of medicine, but because it was made illegal for political theater.
 
2020-05-22 1:30:04 AM  
"We were totally stunned at first, and then we were really happy," one of the researchers, Olga Kovalchuk, told CTV News.
...
Kovalchuk's husband, Igor, suggested cannabis could reduce the virus' entry points by up to 70 percent.


Olga and Igor sound pretty mellow.

Or, like, relatives of this guy:

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Which, considering what this guy ran into on a regular basis, may just explain everything.

/no it doesn't have to make sense
//because cannabis
 
2020-05-22 1:34:47 AM  
One of the worst side effects of cannabis is that it seems to make people talk about it, sing about it, wear clothes about it, all the freaking time. I don't care if it is healthier than water - I just don't ever want to end up submitting headlines about it on Fark, or handing out homemade literature from dodgy booths near concert venues sporting dreadlocks, or trying to convince random strangers about hemp conspiracies.
 
2020-05-22 1:53:07 AM  

ISO15693: One of the worst side effects of cannabis is that it seems to make people talk about it, sing about it, wear clothes about it, all the freaking time. I don't care if it is healthier than water - I just don't ever want to end up submitting headlines about it on Fark, or handing out homemade literature from dodgy booths near concert venues sporting dreadlocks, or trying to convince random strangers about hemp conspiracies.


People like to talk about things that make them feel good, and it can be super annoying for people that aren't already feeling good from whatever they're talking about. Not cannabis specific at all.
 
2020-05-22 2:13:16 AM  

bughunter: "We were totally stunned at first, and then we were really happy," one of the researchers, Olga Kovalchuk, told CTV News.
...
Kovalchuk's husband, Igor, suggested cannabis could reduce the virus' entry points by up to 70 percent.

Olga and Igor sound pretty mellow.

Or, like, relatives of this guy:

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Which, considering what this guy ran into on a regular basis, may just explain everything.

/no it doesn't have to make sense
//because cannabis


If i ever have another dog I'm going to name him after him.

I think it would be funny to yell "Kolchak!" at him when he messed up.
 
2020-05-22 2:13:57 AM  
How quickly can the mad scientists of Fark.com come up with a design for a bong-based ventilator that delivers a metered does of CDB, cheetos and mountain dew?
 
2020-05-22 2:15:36 AM  
FTFA: "We were totally stunned at first, and then we were really happy," one of the researchers, Olga Kovalchuk, told CTV News.

Oh I bet you were. And that stunned was totally not a typo.

I really want good science on this, because I'm a heavy stoner and I want to call bs on this. People are way too willing to say cannabis is good for every farking thing, and it's just not.
 
2020-05-22 2:20:43 AM  
"The study, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, was carried out in partnership with Pathway Rx, a cannabis therapy research company, and Swysh Inc, a cannabinoid-based research company."

Ok, so complete BS then.

Reading the research abstract, this sounds like a cannabis company that tries to get funding by proposing their particularly developed strains of cannabis "may" be a cure for a number of diseases, and since Covid is the flavor of the month they are trying to attach their wagon to this horse.
 
2020-05-22 2:24:26 AM  

Kellner21: Even if it were true, Florida would still steadfastly refuse to even think about legalizing it.

Damned old people from other states.


High-CBD low-THC cannabis is legal in Florida, dude. Since July 1 of last year. I smoke it all day.
 
2020-05-22 2:38:23 AM  

ISO15693: One of the worst side effects of cannabis is that it seems to make people talk about it, sing about it, wear clothes about it, all the freaking time. I don't care if it is healthier than water - I just don't ever want to end up submitting headlines about it on Fark, or handing out homemade literature from dodgy booths near concert venues sporting dreadlocks, or trying to convince random strangers about hemp conspiracies.


Meanwhile there is a thread about a boozy grocery store salad bar,a thread about what beers we are drinking, and I and dozens of others can't post drunk on the internet without mentioning our drinking.

/Gonna get high the day I retire.
 
2020-05-22 3:14:01 AM  
As the song says "I have an escape, alone it keeps me safe within my home"
 
2020-05-22 3:48:37 AM  
Research... yeah, that's the ticket!

King Krule - Stoned Again
Youtube wEnx64klgMA
 
2020-05-22 4:25:42 AM  
Well.... (personal anecdote warning).


I am currently on day 10 of 38C+ temp, and have been coughing up at least 100ml of phlegm every morning. I have to say that the only thing that touches the coughing-induced tension-pain in my ribcage muscles is the lovely sublingual oil gifted to me by my buddy.


Been taking ibuprofen for the fever, but it doesn't touch the muscle pain from the cramps after a coughing fit. Only the oil has had an effect.

Bonus: I was able to hold food down, AND I had an appetite!!

/(personal anecdote)
 
2020-05-22 5:31:07 AM  

ISO15693: One of the worst side effects of cannabis is that it seems to make people talk about it, sing about it, wear clothes about it, all the freaking time. I don't care if it is healthier than water - I just don't ever want to end up submitting headlines about it on Fark, or handing out homemade literature from dodgy booths near concert venues sporting dreadlocks, or trying to convince random strangers about hemp conspiracies.


Poor fella. How you holding up? You're the real hero for handling all of this mild inconvenience of people talking about cannabis with such dignity! Such aplomb! Thanks for joining the thread. You inspire me!
 
2020-05-22 5:33:39 AM  

abhorrent1: Uh oh. Here come the weed noggins to stand on their mountain top and scream about how they're right and this proves that their magical plant is a panacea.


Oh hey, this plant seems like it contains compounds that might help us. NEVER SPEAK OF IT AGAIN.
 
2020-05-22 5:34:12 AM  

zez: "We were totally stunned at first, and then we were really happy," one of the researchers, Olga Kovalchuk, told CTV News.


Whoa!

Dude!
 
2020-05-22 5:36:47 AM  

RainDawg: ISO15693: One of the worst side effects of cannabis is that it seems to make people talk about it, sing about it, wear clothes about it, all the freaking time. I don't care if it is healthier than water - I just don't ever want to end up submitting headlines about it on Fark, or handing out homemade literature from dodgy booths near concert venues sporting dreadlocks, or trying to convince random strangers about hemp conspiracies.

Poor fella. How you holding up? You're the real hero for handling all of this mild inconvenience of people talking about cannabis with such dignity! Such aplomb! Thanks for joining the thread. You inspire me!


I see people who pierce their eyelids. I also dont want to end up like them. either. Im not inconvenienced. Im not sure where you were going with your rant?
 
2020-05-22 7:36:27 AM  

ISO15693: One of the worst side effects of cannabis is that it seems to make people talk about it, sing about it, wear clothes about it, all the freaking time. I don't care if it is healthier than water - I just don't ever want to end up submitting headlines about it on Fark, or handing out homemade literature from dodgy booths near concert venues sporting dreadlocks, or trying to convince random strangers about hemp conspiracies.


Amen, brother.
 
2020-05-22 7:59:51 AM  
First of all, that's dpoisn.com.  Second...  If it turns out to be true, that will pretty much be the final argument for dropping the legal restrictions once and for all.

//And there was much rejoicing.
//And pizza
 
2020-05-22 8:12:13 AM  

uttertosh: Well.... (personal anecdote warning).


I am currently on day 10 of 38C+ temp, and have been coughing up at least 100ml of phlegm every morning. I have to say that the only thing that touches the coughing-induced tension-pain in my ribcage muscles is the lovely sublingual oil gifted to me by my buddy.


Been taking ibuprofen for the fever, but it doesn't touch the muscle pain from the cramps after a coughing fit. Only the oil has had an effect.

Bonus: I was able to hold food down, AND I had an appetite!!

/(personal anecdote)


cdc says NOT to take ibuprofen if you think you have COVID. use acetaminophen
 
2020-05-22 8:25:14 AM  

abhorrent1: Uh oh. Here come the weed noggins to stand on their mountain top and scream about how they're right and this proves that their magical plant is a panacea.


No one is screaming. We will have great enjoyment watching your ilk get really mad at the pridedul hold you can't release on your hate for this wonderful plant.
 
2020-05-22 8:27:27 AM  

kindms: uttertosh: Well.... (personal anecdote warning).


I am currently on day 10 of 38C+ temp, and have been coughing up at least 100ml of phlegm every morning. I have to say that the only thing that touches the coughing-induced tension-pain in my ribcage muscles is the lovely sublingual oil gifted to me by my buddy.


Been taking ibuprofen for the fever, but it doesn't touch the muscle pain from the cramps after a coughing fit. Only the oil has had an effect.

Bonus: I was able to hold food down, AND I had an appetite!!

/(personal anecdote)

cdc says NOT to take ibuprofen if you think you have COVID. use acetaminophen


going by the 38C temp, I'm betting the CDC isn't the health experts from their govt

and considering how the US has handled this, I'd probably check with local health experts instead of the CDC

/one of trumps* associates probably owns stock in tylenol
//but not advil
 
2020-05-22 8:35:32 AM  

FuManchu7: "The study, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, was carried out in partnership with Pathway Rx, a cannabis therapy research company, and Swysh Inc, a cannabinoid-based research company."


Sounds to me as if a golden opportunity has cropped up for the pro-legalization people in the US to get the Trump White House on their side.

Because this is exactly the kind of research with a built-in conclusion that would appeal to Donald Trump, who also goes in for half-baked, unproven "cures" for Covid-19.  You could even give whatever cannabinoid-based compound that arises from this research a name like "Covidicidius Trumpii" to appeal to his vanity.

I'd go for it if I were you.  A chance like this isn't likely to happen again soon.
 
2020-05-22 8:42:13 AM  

ISO15693: One of the worst side effects of cannabis is that it seems to make people talk about it, sing about it, wear clothes about it, all the freaking time. I don't care if it is healthier than water - I just don't ever want to end up submitting headlines about it on Fark, or handing out homemade literature from dodgy booths near concert venues sporting dreadlocks, or trying to convince random strangers about hemp conspiracies.


You strike me as someone who would be very surprised to learn just how many 'squares' that you interact with smoke weed.

Go golfing in a recreational use state or in Canada some time. It will challenge some of those preconceptions.
 
2020-05-22 8:50:02 AM  

tirob: FuManchu7: "The study, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, was carried out in partnership with Pathway Rx, a cannabis therapy research company, and Swysh Inc, a cannabinoid-based research company."

Sounds to me as if a golden opportunity has cropped up for the pro-legalization people in the US to get the Trump White House on their side.

Because this is exactly the kind of research with a built-in conclusion that would appeal to Donald Trump, who also goes in for half-baked, unproven "cures" for Covid-19.  You could even give whatever cannabinoid-based compound that arises from this research a name like "Covidicidius Trumpii" to appeal to his vanity.

I'd go for it if I were you.  A chance like this isn't likely to happen again soon.


I was thinking along this line as well, but it needs to be packaged with the "open the economy" rhetoric. Then there would be the trouble of convincing the masses that the pro-legalize people are interested in a haircut.

/ there's no capitalization in trumpii
// also, compounds wouldn't be named like a species, but I digress
 
2020-05-22 8:56:39 AM  
CBD, not THC, and refined extracts, not dobbies.
 
2020-05-22 8:58:02 AM  
"Spiffy" tag, or "Spliffy" tag?
 
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