Does CBD Cure Covid? – Cannabis News, Lifestyle
Does CBD Cure Covid? The Food and Drug Administration doesn’t think so. This past week the US federal regulator issued warning letters to companies making CBD. The FDA claims the companies were making COVID-related claims about their products. This is the biggest federal action against the cannabis industry in over a year.
The companies that were received the warnings were: Cureganics, Heaven’s Organics LLC, Functional Remedies, LLC D/B/A, Synchronicity Hemp Oil, Greenway Herbal Products LLC, CBD Social, UPSY LLC, and Nature’s Highway.
The US agencies said in a statement that they saw companies claiming CBD cures covid. As they allege, these companies are, “using research studies to claim or imply misleadingly that their CBD products will cure, mitigate, treat or prevent COVID-19.” The companies have 48 hours to scrub their websites and social media posts of product descriptions that, “misleadingly represent them as safe and/or effective for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.”
The warning letters date to the same day the FDA lobbied Congress to change a 1994 law regulating dietary supplements. The FDA is looking for more control over the supplement industry. They say increased control will allow the bureaucracy “to know when new products are introduced, quickly identify dangerous or illegal products on the market, and take appropriate action to protect consumers when necessary.”
Yet despite this, multiple scientific studies show that, essentially, CBD cures covid. Or at the very least, it is effective at preventing or treating COVID-19 infections.
Does CBD Cure Covid – What the Science Says
In March 2021, the National Institute of Health put out a study showing this. From their abstract: “CBD and its metabolite, 7-OH-CBD… potently block SARS-CoV-2 replication in lung epithelial cells. CBD acts after cellular infection, inhibiting viral gene expression and reversing many effects of SARS-CoV-2 on host gene transcription.”
Just two months ago, researchers at the University of Chicago published their findings in Science Advances. They found patients taking FDA-approved CBD for their epilepsy had a lower rate of positive COVID tests compared to a nationwide sample.
A third study, by the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Pharmacognosy, found CBDa and CBGa bind to the spike proteins of SARSCOV-2. These cannabinoids prevented the virus from entering cells and causing infection.
Companies that don’t comply with FDA could face product seizures and even criminal charges.
CBD is a Threat to Big Pharma
Is this another case of a mindless bureaucracy caring more about following regulatory rules than common sense? Or is there more at play here? After all, if CBD cures covid, it’s going to hit both the FDA and Big Pharma where it hurts.
It’ll break the glass on the revolving door of corporate agents and federal bureaucrats.
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb sits on the board of Pfizer. He is also a frequent “expert” guest on the Pfizer-sponsored CNBC. He owns thousands of shares of Pfizer stock. Gottlieb sits on the boards of Illumnia and Tempus Labs, which all sell FDA-approved COVID-19 test kits. He also sits on the board of Aetion which has colluded with the FDA on COVID-19 policy.
Stephen Hahn led the FDA when it approved Moderna’s COVID vaccine. He recently took an executive-level position with Flagship Pioneering, the company behind Moderna. Flagship holds 20 million shares of Moderna stock valued at $6.5 Billion. Earlier this year the company sold some of its Moderna stock and banked $1.4 billion.
There is no difference between Flagship and Moderna. The current CEO of Flagship co-founded Moderna and owns over 2 million shares. Moderna’s CEO is listed as Flagship’s “special partner.”
Mark McClellan was an FDA commissioner in the 2000s. He sits on the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson.
As George Carlin once said, “It’s a big club and you ain’t in it.”
CBD Cures COVID? That’s a Thought-Crime
So this begs the question – is there a reason “CBD Cures Covid” is kept from the headlines? Because if we want to “Trust the Science” we have to be willing to follow it. Even when it means no intellectual property and no profiteering.
Unless “Trust the Science” or “Listen to the Experts” is synonymous with “Trust the Establishment” and “Obey.”
For, as George Orwell once wrote,
“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by eactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten.
The process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead. Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there’s no reason or excuse for commiting thought-crime. It’s merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won’t be any need even for that. . . . Has it ever occcured to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?”
George Orwell, 1984