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Marijuana and Ebola: Experts Weigh In

(Ibtimes.com)

Cannabis Sativa, Inc. CEO Gary Johnson believes marijuana is "potentially an actual cure" for the Ebola virus. And his medical director predicts it "will help the survival of this deadly disease."

“We actually believe we have efficacy with regard to treating Ebola," Johnson recently said. “I am not a snake oil salesman. I’m not. You know, I’m the former governor of New Mexico.”

David B. Allen of Cannabis Sativa argues that cannabinoids inhibit VEGF and other Cytokines, which is critical to countering the effecs of Ebola. "Cannabinoids are emerging as a new class of drugs that treat infections of bacteria, fungi and virus by different mechanisms of action not found in any other class of drug." he writes. "Cannabinoids inhibit many different virus strains from replicating."

Allen calls on the "medical community to start human trials on survivability of Ebola infected patients" using cannabinoids, specifically cannabidiol (CBD), because  "cannabis is so very safe especially under doctor supervision."

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