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  1. THC is often wrongly vilified for its psychoactivity. I think I get your point but if you think about it, a cannabis based treatment that didn’t actually require THC to be effective, would be able to be used by those that might not be able to tolerate the THC effects. Determining the minimum required compounds from a given effective strain that are necessary to produce the positive effect can allow one to eliminate the unnecessary compounds, possibly the THC, that may cause unwanted side effects.
  2. https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilyearlenbaugh/2020/07/21/new-research-suggests-terpenes-and-cbd-work-3xs-better-for-covid-19-inflammation-than-corticosteroid/
  3. It looks like at least someone is investigating using cannabinoids as a possible covid-19 treatment. https://www.zmescience.com/science/cannabis-terpenes-covid-19-0523/
  4. Some further information on the immune response https://www.projectcbd.org/medicine/cannabis-cbd-covid-19 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/ from the study Executive summary Cannabinoids, the active components of Cannabis sativa, and endogenous cannabinoids mediate their effects through activation of specific cannabinoid receptors known as cannabinoid receptor 1 and 2 (CB1 and CB2). The cannabinoid system has been shown both in vivo and in vitro to be involved in regulating the immune system through its immunomodulatory prop
  5. I have used a couple of ounces of rubbing alcohol with some rock salt. The salt does not dissolve like it does in water and with some swishing around, acts as grit to help scrub off the gunk. Rinse it with water. If you want it to sparkle, a little vinegar rinse will help. Again, then rinse thoroughly with water to remove all residual alcohol and vinegar. It should not smell like either alcohol or vinegar when done rinsing
  6. I have been reading a bit more about the 'cytokine storm' that seems to overwhelm the lungs in covid-19 patients. This is essentially an overreaction by our immune system to the virus. It seems that this overreaction is at the heart of the fluid build up in the lungs and so to the shortness of breath issue. I am no expert in this field, unfortunately. From what I have read, many of the potential pharma treatments try to also quiet this cytokine storm. I am just curious if there is any actual research on using cannabinoids to try to treat covid-19 patients.
  7. Hi Resto. Hope you are staying safe. I fear it will get ugly real soon. We need a miracle though I think at this point. I could possibly have (or, hopefully had) covid-19. When I got ill in early February, it was not thought to be in this country so I just stayed home for a couple of weeks, trying to get better and to not expose friends to the 'flu'. I hear antibody type tests are on the way so someday maybe I will check to see if I had it. Actually I wasn't posting for myself but was wondering if the breathing relief I experienced with cannabinoids was noticed or utiliz
  8. https://www.leafly.com/news/health/cannabis-coronavirus-covid-19-facts https://www.leafly.com/news/health/cannabis-cold-flu-experts-discuss (Posted elsewhere but thought some might be able to benefit....or share any other information on the subject. Most here are more educated on cannabis than the original audience so I don't mean to insult anyone's intelligence) I doubt cannabis can do much to fight the covid-19 pandemic. Cannabinoids seem to nudge the body's own systems to act....generally relatively slowly. This illness seems to overwhelm the respiratory system so q
  9. A bit of new information in this June 2019 update on Dr Meiri's work https://www.getthedose.com/blog/can-cannabis-cure-cancer
  10. So Resto, some of the people using your one-size-fits-all cannabis extract to treat their cancer died? I am sorry. That is very painful. You may want to consider that a different cannabis extract, one with the exact compounds known to kill that tumor type, could have saved that patient. Just for an exercise, consider the possibility that you don't know all that there is to know about cannabinoids. Of course the oil provider wasn't to blame for these past deaths. The caregiver likely did the best they could with the knowledge available at the time. If however, Dr Meiri's databas
  11. Wait.....you do know that I, Washtenaut, wrote the original post in this thread, right? I described Dr Meiri's research, using 'cannabis extract' and 'RSO' interchangeably in my post. I did not quote Dr Meiri nor did Dr Meiri write the original post. I did. I don't think in the videos that I linked that Dr Meiri ever says RSO. He refers to it as 'cannabis extract'. Point it out please if I am incorrect on that. I did not hear it. Someone would have to be a special kind of stupid to ignore new research because Washtenaut used the term RSO in describing the research.
  12. Well, it is easy for me to see why you have not seen evidence to refute your personal extract theory. You are blind to the evidence that I just presented so likely also to the evidence others have shown you. Have you ever had a cancer patient using cannabis extracts not respond or worse, pass away? If so, perhaps your one-size-fits-all extract did not contain the proper combination of compounds to overtake the cancer. You can smugly claim that nothing would have helped the now deceased person but do you know that? There is no way you know that...to save us time. I have buried 2 p
  13. Resto, if you could get past the RSO name, I think perhaps you could better grasp the significance of Meiri's research. In fact at this moment, I can only recall Meiri calling it 'cannabis extract' in the videos and not really calling it RSO, but I am not re-watching the videos again to be certain. Probably over a million people refer to it as RSO, so if Meiri does use the term it would seem reasonable, even if it is less accurate than you would personally like. Use of the term certainly does not diminish his research efforts Recall he is in Israel not the US. The standardizati
  14. I don't agree with the bolded statements. I didn't think GW was identifying all compounds (all cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids), but only the 'major' ones. Maybe you could point me to some evidence of your assertions. I also thought GW's testing showed that different strains and thus (possibly) different cannabinoids were effective against different tumor types and ineffective against other tumor types. I think Meiri's work takes it significantly further. Pinpointing effective compounds or combinations of compounds advances the ball beyond identifying effective strains, imo.
  15. You seem to be missing the point....by several miles. Did you watch the videos? Your reply makes me wonder. It appears to be strain specific. Meiri explains that different strains are effective on different cancer types and completely ineffective on other cancer types. He is certain that there is no 'holy grail' strain to treat all cancer - that is his point. He is analyzing the effective strains to determine which cannabinoids (either individually or in combination with other compounds) are the ones that are effective against different types of cancer. That mean
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