Cannabis to Defeat COVID? Not So Fast, Smokers!


Studies are constantly going on with how to prevent the spread of COVID and what can probably lessen the spread. Well some weed smokers are getting happy because they may have heard marijuana can help with COVID. But not so fast, it's not what you think. According to The New York Post, some cannabis compounds can prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells, but you can't just smoke and think you're all good. The study was done by Oregon State University and they say two cannabinoid acids found in hemp varietals of the plant – cannabigerolic acid, or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, or CBDA can pretty much combat COVID by binding to the virus' spike protein. With that being said, the study says the compounds can be taken by mouth, orally, and have a long history of safe use in people. The lead researcher said “These cannabinoid acids are abundant in hemp and in many hemp extracts," and they are not the controlled substance like THC, the stuff you know is in weed. But that doesn't mean you should walk around eating marijuana leaves, either. So if you're smoking and thinking you're safe, read this story again and check the science on the site mentioned.

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