[vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css=”.vc_custom_1553875452219{padding-top: -20px !important;background-color: #8c8c8c !important;}” z_index=””][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”GB Sciences Files Provisional Patent Application for the Treatment of COVID-19-Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), the Leading Cause of Hospitalization and Deaths, Utilizing Its Cannabinoid Containing Complex Mixtures (CCCM(TM))” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1598452609131{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 30px !important;background-color: #8c8c8c !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” z_index=”” css=”.vc_custom_1534995452835{padding-right: 40px !important;padding-left: 40px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]LAS VEGAS, NV / ACCESSWIRE / August 26, 2020 / GB Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:GBLX) has filed a provisional patent application, assigned to GBS Global Biopharma (GBS), Inc., for the use of its new proprietary cannabinoid containing complex mixtures (CCCM™) for the treatment of Cytokine Storm Syndromes (CSS), including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in COVID-19 patients. CSS and ARDS are the leading cause of death in COVID-19. Based on data obtained from GBS’s two-year study on the use of cannabis-based ingredients for modulating inflammatory processes within human immune cells, GBS’s CCCM™ were designed to reduce levels of specific cytokines and pro-inflammatory processes triggered by SARS-CoV-2 infections, while preserving those immune functions and cytokines that are necessary for fighting the viral infection.

Our CCCM™ are cannabis-based combination therapies designed to target key cytokines that correlate with symptom severity in COVID-19 patients and are known to cause Cytokine Storm Syndromes, which may lead to hospitalization or even death. However, treatment of virally induced Cytokine Storm Syndromes in COVID-19 patients may not be as simple as using a broadly immunosuppressive strategy because the production of specific pro-inflammatory cytokines may be crucial for immune defense against SARS-CoV-2 infections, or other viral infections in the future,” explained Dr. Andrea Small-Howard, Chief Science Officer and Director of both GB Sciences, Inc. and GBS Global Biopharma, Inc. “GBS’s CCCM™ are also being developed as an adjunctive therapy to be delivered to COVID-19 patients in combination with clinically (FDA)-approved Interferon products for the most beneficial patient results – reduced Cytokine Storm Syndrome while preserving the anti-viral immune processes necessary for fighting viral infections.

Inflammatory disorders represent a serious global health and economic burden with over $200 billion spent annually. The current COVID-19 pandemic has created an increased demand for novel anti-inflammatory treatments to combat the effects of the severe forms of COVID-19.

These novel CCCM™ represent a much-needed alternative for the treatment of inflammatory disorders, including COVID-19 and many other serious conditions,” said Dr. Michael Farley, President and Director of GBS Global Biopharma.

This is a big deal. In plain English, our combinations of specific cannabinoids and terpenes were designed to quiet the immune system’s storm without totally disabling the immune system,” said John Poss, CEO and Chairman of GB Sciences.

In addition to this new provisional patent application, GBS’s intellectual property portfolio currently contains four patents that are issued in the U.S. with corresponding patents issued internationally. Seven nonprovisional patent applications plus three provisional patent applications are pending in the U.S. and 29 patent applications have been filed internationally.

About GB Sciences, Inc. and GBS Global Biopharma, Inc.

GB Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:GBLX), through its Canadian entity GBS Global Biopharma, Inc., is a dedicated biopharmaceutical research and cannabinoid-based drug development company whose goal is to create patented formulations for safe, standardized, cannabinoid therapies that target a variety of medical conditions in both the pharmaceutical and wellness markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain statements relating to future results or events, which are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “may”, “could”, “should”, “anticipates”, “likely”, “believes” and words of similar import may identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not historical facts, but instead represent only the Company’s belief regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company’s control. It is possible that the Company’s actual results and financial condition may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results and financial condition indicated in these forward-looking statements. Further, information concerning the Company and its business, including factors that potentially could materially affect the Company’s business and financial and other results, are contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or correct any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that subsequently occur or of which we hereafter become aware.

Contact Information

GB Sciences, Inc.
3550 West Teco Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89118

GBS Global Biopharma, Inc.
200-900 Morrison Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2H8K7

Michael Farley, Ph.D., President & Director
michael@gbsglobalbiopharma.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]