Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, was on Fox Business Network last week, and mentioned marijuana being a possible medication for ebola victims, and it didn’t go well for him. Gary didn’t have a chance, he was immediately chastised and not taken seriously. If Gary mentioned the facts that can back up his claim, then maybe he would of had a case against host Stuart Varney, who accused Gary of selling “snake oil”.
THC University made a video to easily make sense how cannabis can save ebola victims. This is not a cure, as Gary Johnson also said. Cannabis helps the patient overcome the symptoms associated with being infected with ebola. It’s not the virus that kills, it’s the immune system. Simply put, the ebola virus sneaks in without detection, until it’s to late, and causes lot’s of cell damage. This causes the immune system to go into what is called a Cytokine Storm, where it starts to destroy everything to get rid of the virus, taking it’s own host out much like a kamikaze. The patients usually die from the result of the immune system causing too much damage.
Cannabis can cure ebola patients by eliminating a Cytokine storm, and protecting cell’s adhesives. Cannabis has been proven to be very anti-viral, and effective when treating patients with similar symptoms, dealing with HIV.
Here is what the US patents say. (Read the actual patents for exact quotes)
- A method of treating HIV disease by the direct inhibition of viral replication using a cannabinol derivative of claim 2. (see patent)
- The cannabinol derivatives of claim 10 wherein the cannabinol derivative of claim is used to treat HIV disease by the direct inhibition of viral replication. (see patent)
- A method of treating diseases of immune dysfunction which are the result of infectious origin such as Simian Immunodeficiency Virus, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, Herpes Simplex virus, Epstein-Barr virus, Cytomegalovirus, hepatitis B and C, influenza virus, rhinovirus and mycobacterial infections using the cannabinol derivatives of claim 2. (see patent)
- This United States Patent, proves cannabinoids treats this immune dysfunction that becomes what is known as a Cytokine Storm caused by different viral infections. (4)