Solution to a lot of world’s problems lie in India. But you can’t find them as long as you ridicule our ancient wisdom. Cannabis is a magic plant.

Multiple Fake news claims-: Solution to a lot of world’s problems lie in India. But you can’t find them as long as you ridicule our ancient wisdom. Cannabis is a magic plant. Till the mid-80s it was sold by Govt. Because of Rajiv Gandhi and western Pharma companies it got a bad name. Make cannabis legal.

Cannabis or any other natural healing medicines take time to work as they gradually improve human immune function. People with strong immune function are least prone to #CoronaVirus and other germs.

Making Marijuana legal will definitely good for many other things like Cancer.

A solution to a lot of the world's problems lie in India. But you can't find them as long as you ridicule our ancient wisdom.

Cannabis is a magic plant. Till 1980 it was sold by Govt. Becoz of Rajiv Gandhi & West Pharma Companies it got bad name.

Facts Check Verdict: False

News Verification:  The Coronavirus has taken a huge toll on the mind of the people around the world; it has scared people so much that many have stopped eating meat as well. The Coronavirus has led to travel restriction of people and it has already caused a lot of deaths to date.

People are tying and thinking of all possible cure for this deadly disease.

An image doing the rounds states that marijuana is effective in killing the deadly Coronavirus, Weed kills coronavirus. Filmmaker Agnihotri shared the post on his Social Media account and has been liked over by 8900 people on Social media.

Cannabis is cannabis and cannabinoids that are prescribed by physicians for their patients. The use of cannabis as medicine has not been rigorously tested due to production and governmental restrictions, resulting in limited clinical research to define the safety and efficacy of using cannabis to treat diseases. Preliminary evidence suggests that cannabis can reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, improve appetite in people with HIV/AIDS, reduces chronic pain and muscle spasms and treats severe forms of epilepsy.

A question answered by WHO clearly suggest that till now there is no cure or specific medical recommendation.

Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat 2019-nCoV?

To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the novel coronavirus. However, those infected with 2019-nCoV should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care. Some specific treatments are under investigation and will be tested through clinical trials.  WHO is helping to coordinate efforts to develop medicines to treat nCoV with a range of partners.

If you want to protect yourself from getting infected with the new coronavirus, you should maintain basic hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices and avoiding close contact, when possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

The following measures are not specifically recommended as 2019-nCoV remedies as they are not effective to protect yourself and can be even harmful:

  • Taking vitamin C
  • Smoking
  • Drinking tradition herbal teas
  • Wearing multiple masks to maximize protection
  • Taking self-medication such as antibiotics

In any case, if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early to reduce the risk of developing a more severe infection and be sure to share your recent travel history with your health care provider.

Hence the claim of taking weed is wrong.

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Olivia Murakami is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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