Renowned Jamaican scientist Dr. Henry Lowers filed for a United States patent for a new cannabis-based drug that he believes can cure the novel coronavirus.
The coronavirus, also called COVID-19 first emerged in December 2019. It quickly spread across the globe, claiming almost 70,000 lives with more than 1.2 million infections.
Dr. Lowe, who is widely recognized for his extensive research in the use of marijuana to treat cancer and other diseases, claims that his new marijuana may help cure coronavirus sufferers.
Through his company, Bio-Tech Research and Development Institute Limited, Lowe has received approval from the United States Patent Office for a cannabis-based drug used for treating glaucoma and myopia, or nearsightedness.
Now he's trying to use his research to come up with a strain of marijuana that treats coronavirus.
The doctor is keeping everything under wraps, until he receives the patent. A local Jamaican newspaper reached out to him for comment on the matter, but he refused to say anything.