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Expert answers: can cannabis and CBD affect coronavirus?

In this article, integrative medicine expert, Dr Dani Gordon, answers peoples’ question of whether cannabis and CBD can affect contracting or recovering from COVID-19, or coronavirus.

The biggest question I’m getting asked is around how CBD and medical cannabis may affect contracting or recovering from coronavirus, and about what else we can do to stay well.

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How Social Distancing Is Driving Cannabis Demand

Cannabis demand is on the rise amid the COVID-19 outbreak. That's according to a new report, released Thursday by the investment division of Bank of America.

The demand acceleration promoted by social distancing of the coronavirus pandemic has not yet reflected on stock prices, according to BofA Securities.

Cannabis stocks have been dropping steadily since the outbreak of coronavirus. Since Feb. 20, the cannabis index followed by BofA has dropped 57%. As a reference, S&P 500 has dropped 29% since the same date.

Quarantine Accounts For Rise In Sales

As consumers get ready for extended stay-at-home periods, they stock up on consumer goods, which includes cannabis products. This has been confirmed by cannabis companies contacted by BofA.

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'It's about being well': Cannabis shops thrive as 'essential businesses' in coronavirus pandemic

As the global death toll continues to rise from the coronavirus pandemic and anxiety for Americans escalates along with the unemployment rate, operators of cannabis dispensaries across the country have reported that business is booming.

Designated by many cities as "essential businesses," legal weed purveyors from Oakland, California, to Denver have been reporting long lines of customers outside their shops similar to those recently seen at entrances to grocery stores and pharmacies.

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Single THC dose may lead to short-term psychiatric symptoms, research shows

A single dose of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may temporarily induce a range of psychiatric symptoms, according to a new review of 15 studies.

The study published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal this week suggests that otherwise healthy people can experience these symptoms, including some associated with schizophrenia, after smoking a single joint.

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Not All Marijuana Offenses Are Pardonable As Cannabis Reform Proceeds

While prison isn’t necessarily the outcome for most who get busted for marijuana crimes, hundreds of thousands are still being locked up in the criminal justice system every year. 

One of the hottest topics surrounding the marijuana discussion as of late has been eliminating the criminal records of those people convicted of marijuana crimes throughout the years. Illinois got the trend going last year when it made expungement part of its plan to end pot prohibition statewide.

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NBA To Reportedly Halt Drug Testing of Players During COVID-19 Pandemic

The National Basketball Association, like pretty much all of the sporting world, is currently on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. And that apparently means the league’s drug testing policy is on break, too.

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Cannabis Becomes Bright Spot In Pandemic World

It seems most businesses are reporting dismal outlooks during the pandemic. Event organizers, airlines, bars, restaurants, theatres – you name it everyone is suffering. Everyone except cannabis.

Business intelligence from Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN) said that cannabis sales are thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company provided the following statistics:

The numbers March 11 – March 18:

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Research Suggests CBD is More Than a Fad

A new analysis from Babylon Health shows cannabidiol (CBD) has a high ratio of Instagram posts to academic research articles, suggesting the compound may be more than just a fad.

The London-based remote healthcare provider analyzed the disparity between the number of Instagram posts tagged with its hashtag—for example, #CleanBeauty—to the number of Google Scholar articles about the subject.

Out of ten hashtags analyzed under the “Wellness” category, #CBD was the third-most tagged on Instagram with more than 8 million posts, following behind #Mindfulness with 15.7 million posts and #Meditation with 27.6 million posts.

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Educating older adults about CBD. What you need to know

As a 60-year-old senior who has used cannabis for 44 years, Karen Watts Nauman of Comfortably Numb CBD has always believed in the medicinal healing of this plant medicine. However, she admits her fellow senior consumers lack an understanding of the full medicinal benefits of cannabis and hemp.

“My generation just got whatever weed we could get and didn’t know anything about the science.”

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Michigan Recreational Cannabis Sales Increase 34% In February, Prices Down Slightly

Michigan’s recreational marijuana industry continued its steady ascent in February, based on the latest monthly statistical report released by the state Marijuana Regulatory Agency.

Monthly recreational marijuana sales hit $14.8 million, a 34% increase over the nearly $9.8 million in January sales. The first full month of recreational sales, which began Dec. 1, logged $7 million in sales.

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