Do CBD and Medical Cannabis have a Role in treating COVID-19?
The benefits and uses of medical marijuana as a healing agent are gaining momentum and legitimacy. As a NYS certified medical marijuana provider, we keep current on new applications, methods, and indications for the herb.
We read with surprise and delight this article in the July 6, 2020 issue of Forbes. Here are some highpoints:
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, researchers have started to look for solutions in an unlikely place - the cannabis plant. Cannabis’ active compounds have a number of properties that make it appealing as a potential adjunct treatment for infections from the novel coronavirus, and recently scientists have begun looking at its potential for reducing susceptibility to the disease, and even discussed whether it could be used as an antiviral medication.
CBD has shown serious anti-inflammatory properties in previous studies, it doesn't create the disorienting psychotropic effects associated with cannabis’ most common chemical THC, and it has already been approved by the FDA as safe for children with intractable epilepsy. If successful at reducing inflammation for COVID-19 patients, it could be a safer alternative to other anti-inflammatory options.
“The many uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic such as status of the economy, employment, and loss of connection can fuel depression, fear and anxiety” they explain, pointing out that the increased inflammation in COVID-19 may also trigger increased levels of anxiety. But CBD has shown serious promise for the management of anxiety, and may help reduce these challenging levels of stress.
We provide medical cannabis therapies for patients qualifying under New York State’s Medical Marijuana Law. Medical marijuana is used to treat a number of different conditions, including:
HIV Infection or AIDS
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
Spinal Cord Injury with Spasticity
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Opioid Use or Substance Abuse Disorder
Last fall, we held an informational session on medical cannabis. Watch it on YouTube here.
Click this link for more information about medical cannabis: a natural alternative to improve your health
Important note: Not all CBD and medical cannabis products are the same. Quality control inconsistencies are well documented. You can protect yourself by seeking the expertise of a qualified NYS medical cannabis prescriber you can trust.
To discuss your specific condition, contact us.