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Everything posted by washtenaut

  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
  16. RSO (Rick Simpson Oil or cannabis concentrate oil) has been shown to help some cancer patients reduce the size and/or number of their tumors. The web has hundreds if not thousands of patient testimonials claiming cannabis oil has helped them 'beat back' a wide variety of cancers. There are animal studies showing that cannabinoids can be effective in getting cancer cells to commit suicide (apoptosis) and in starving tumors of blood supply. It seems apparent that cannabinoids and the body's endo-cannabinoid system have a role in suppressing cancer development in healthy individu
  17. Leafly is a website with lots of cannabis related information and articles. Spend some time exploring the site. There is a wealth of strain specific information there too. This article is chiefly about tailoring the effects of cannabis vaping by experimenting with different temperatures. Sounds like you do not yet have a device that allows you to vary temps but assuming you likely will soon, check out this link. Also, see the reader comments after the article for some other good tips. https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/how-to-customize-a-cannabis-high-with-temperature
  18. I don't think that article qualifies as fake or deceptive news...for adults. The picture was not fake. It was a real picture, just not from the date of the article. If it was the only thing at the link, then the title would be misleading or deceptive. If after following the link, seeing the picture, and then reading the article, you felt the Trump-Snoop picture was the overriding message, you are not sharp enough to be investing in the stock market. Save your money
  19. Here is the article that had the snoop picture. I, in fact, knew the picture was not current but felt an intelligent reader would do more than look at the picture. When I saw you point out the date of the photo, I almost replied but didn't feel it that important GIVEN THE FUKKING ARTICLE that accompanied the picture. Get a grip, you fool. Cannabis thought leaders’ are cautiously optimistic about Trump Daniel Roberts Yahoo Finance January 4, 2017 Donald Trump will be inaugurated this month, and a wide range of companies, from pharmaceuticals to health insurers to industrial m
  20. That article that had the snoop dog picture was dated Jan 4, 2017. This latest link that I provided does provide current news, smartass
  21. Hmmm, the date I see on the article is Jan 12, 2017
  22. This one was interesting http://realmoney.thestreet.com/articles/01/12/2017/fund-manager-high-marijuana-zinc-shelters-pullback from this article McDonald says looking at cannabis companies now is "like looking at Apple (AAPL) or Microsoft (MSFT) stock in 1985" in terms of growth potential and returns for investors. Marijuana companies only have been public for a couple years. "There won't be a joint in every home like there is a computer in every home, but we're looking at a potential $40-$50 billion market cap from zero. I think the returns here (for investors) will be as strong
  23. Watching Sessions confirmation hearings on cspan2. They just had a guy from the Fraternal Order of Police (Chuck Canterbury). He said, (roughly) 'Without Senator Sessions, the asset forfeiture program may have been dismantled' Yet another reason to not favor Sessions, though I am resigned to the fact that he will be confirmed.
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