Cannabis compound CBD may prevent COVID-19 — KnightNews.com
Can weed help prevent COVID-19? According to a new study published in the “Journal of Nature Products” said researchers found that compounds in Cannabis could potentially stop the virus that creates COVID-19 from entering human cells. Researchers believe these compounds have the potential to keep COVID-19 from forming. These two compounds are found in form of hemp known as Cannabis Sativa. “They are not controlled substances like THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and have a good safety profile in humans.”knightnews.com
Weed withdrawal: More than half of people using medical cannabis for pain experience withdrawal symptoms
The use of cannabis, though safer than many other drugs, is not entirely without risk. AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file CC BY-ND In stark contrast to the overblown fears portrayed during decades past, these days, most people think cannabis is relatively harmless. While weed is indeed less dangerous than some other drugs, it is not without risks. In a study published Jan. 5, my colleagues and I found that 59% percent of people using medical cannabis for chronic pain experienced moderate to severenews.yahoo.com
Cannabis users five times more likely to have suicidal thoughts, study finds
Cannabis users are up to five times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than non-smokers, a new study shows. The class B drug has long been anecdotally linked with mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. But a study of more than a quarter of a million young adults in the US, run by the National Institutes of Health, assessed the strength of the connection. It revealed that around 3 per cent of the population who do not smoke cannabis and do not suffer from depressive episodesnews.yahoo.com
Drake goes into business with Canadian cannabis firm
On Thursday, Aubrey Drake Graham, best known as hip-hop artist Drake, partnered with Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth to launch the More Life Growth Company cannabis producer in Graham's hometown of Toronto. Drake joins a surging wave of celebrities who have aligned themselves with the cannabis industry by selling products, joining corporate boards, or, in this case, creating a joint venture business. It made perfect sense that Snoop Dogg, actor Seth Rogen and even Snoop's pal Martha Stewart were venturing into the cannabis industry. Drake's arrangement with Canopy Growth does stand apart from most of the celebrity cannabis deals, which are mostly endorsements, minority investments or advisory roles. "Canadian cannabis brand development is difficult with restrictions specifically prohibiting utilizing celebrity names, and we believe Canopy is ceding a cash flow positive asset."