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Weeding Out Ebola Virus is Possible says Doctor from Mississippi

PASCAGOULA, Miss.  – Marijuana might protect you from the Ebola virus and should be studied as a possible cure, according to a paper written by a former south Mississippi heart surgeon.

“There is good scientific evidence that cannabinoids, and in particular Cannabidiol, may offer control of the immune system and in turn provide protection from viral infections,” Dr. David Allen, wrote.

“Cannabis has already been recognized to inhibit fungus and bacteria and can be considered a new class of antimicrobials because of the different mechanism of action from other antimicrobials,” the paper said.

Allen is medical director for Cannabis Sativa Inc., and suggest in his report that cannabinoids may indeed translate into survival for Ebola patients.  “Because cannabis is so very safe, especially under doctor supervision, I believe it is crucial for the medical community to start human trials on survivability of Ebola infected patients regardless of the political restraints,” he said.

Allen was arrested in 2009 on charges of growing marijuana at his Jackson County home.  He was jailed for over a year before the charges were eventually dropped.  Allen filed a $550 million federal lawsuit against the county and then Sheriff Mike Byrd, alleging his rights were violated and that Byrd targeted him because he supported Byrd’s political opponent.  The case was dismissed earlier this year.

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