Cannabis can be used to prevent or treat infection from coronavirus


A team of scientists from Canada’s University of Lethbridge believe that strong strains of cannabis can be used to prevent or treat infection from coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, as Mixmag.

Their research has been published in the online journal Preprints and can be read here.

The paper indicates that some cannabis plants which are high in CBD may affect ACE2, an enzyme which connects to the outer layer of cells in the lungs, arteries, heart, kidney, and intestines and is one the main entry points the virus uses to access the body.

Around 400 cannabis strains were looked into, and now 13 which are high in CBD and low in THC, the chemical which produces the cannabis high, have been identified as potentially effective.


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