Influenza – Cannabis THC : CBD Ratios

Influenza Research Dashboard

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CannaKeys has 6 studies associated with Influenza.

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Overview - Influenza

Description of Influenza

According to orthodox medicine, all common colds as well as all types of flu are caused by viral infections. There are hundreds of known and ever-mutating cold and flu viruses. However, during every flu outbreak in history there have been many people who did not get sick even when sufficiently exposed, so one must consider susceptibility as being a major contributing factor to whether a person falls sick or not. While the allopathic model is aware that people with lower immunity are more vulnerable to becoming sick, it has concentrated research primarily on microbes rather than susceptibility. The allopathic model has no cure for either colds or flu. There is a significant overlap of signs and symptoms of colds and flu which can to represent themselves in a similar fashion. A cold usually affects only the nose and throat and is associated with a low-grade fever.

Disease Classification

Condition: Flu
Disease Family:
Organ System: Immune System, Respiratory System
ICD-10 Chapter: Diseases of the respiratory system
ICD-10 Code: J11

Influenza Symptoms:

Flu may have the same symptoms as a cold, but they are usually more sudden, severe, and include a cough, higher fevers, muscle aches and pain, headaches, and fatigue.

Also known as:

Grippe, Flu

Drug Interactions

THC Interaction with Pharmaceutical Drugs

  • THC can enhance the effects of drugs that cause sedation and depress the central nervous system, such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and alcohol, for example. 
  • THC is metabolized by and an inhibitor of a number of enzymatic liver pathways referred to as cytochrome P450. There are more than 50 enzymes belonging to this enzyme family, a number of which are responsible for the breakdown of common drugs such as antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline, doxepine, fluvoxamine), antipsychotics (haloperidol, clozapine, stelazine), or beta-blockers (propranolol, theophylline, warfarin).  Thus patients taking these classes of medication may find that THC increases the concentration and effects of these drugs as well as the duration of their effects.
  • Clinical observation suggests no likely interactions with other pharmaceuticals at a total daily dose of up to 20mg THC.

CBD Interaction with Pharmaceutical Drugs

  • CBD may alter action on metabolic enzymes (certain drug-transport mechanisms), and as such may alter interactions with other drugs, some of which may produce therapeutic or adverse effects. For instance, CBD interacts with the enzyme cytochrome P450 3A4 and cytochrome P450 2C19, increasing the bioavailability of anti-epileptic drugs such as clobazam (a benzodiazepine). This makes it possible to achieve the same results at significantly lower dosages, reducing treatment costs and risks of adverse effects. 
  • Groups of drugs affected include: anti-epileptic drugs, psychiatric drugs, and drugs affecting metabolic enzymes, for example.
  • Clinical observations suggest no likely interactions with other pharmaceuticals at a total daily dose of up to 100mg CBD

Dosing Considerations

THC Dosage Considerations

  • THC micro dose:  0.1 mg to 0.4 mg (0.001mg/kg to 0.005mg/kg)
  • THC low dose:  0.5 mg to 5 mg (0.006mg/kg to 0.06mg/kg)
  • THC medium dose:  6 mg to 20 mg (0.08mg/kg to 0.27mg/kg)
  • THC high dose:  21 mg to 50+ mg (0.28mg/kg to 0.67mg/kg)
Formula for converting a set dose into mg/kg considerations: mg ÷ kg = mg/kg
(sample conversion calculated on a person weighing 75kg)

CBD Dosage Considerations

  • CBD low dose:  0.4 mg to 19 mg (0.005mg/kg to 0.25mg/kg)
  • CBD medium dose: 20 mg to 99 mg (0.26mg/kg to 1.32mg/kg)
  • CBD high dose:  100 mg to 800+ mg (1.33mg/kg to 10.7mg/kg)
  • (upper limits tested ~1,500mg)
Formula for converting a set dose into mg/kg considerations: mg ÷ kg = mg/kg
(sample conversion calculated on a person weighing 75kg)
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