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To dominate the constant threats of COVID-19, scientists and researchers are studying and performing clinical trials. In a recent study, it has been found that cannabis compounds have the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering the human body. The researchers suggest that the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis might help prevent COVID-19.
Mashla Rosner from the University of Chicago researched with his team, and in his laboratory experiments, he found the active role of CBD in curbing SARS CoV-2 in infected cells. With small doses of highly purified CBD in an oral drug, Rosner and his team show though it does not damage the coronavirus from the infected cells, it blocks the virus from making copies by affecting the inflammatory protein interferon. To prove the effectiveness of cannabinoids, they chose a group of adults with severe epilepsy and gave them the approved CBD drug, and found lower rates of COVID-19 in them.
After several lab tests, Van Breemen and his team from Oregon State University shared that cannabinoid acids bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, blocking a critical step in the virus’s process of infecting people. The findings were published in the Journal of Natural Products.
Whereas there is evidence that cannabinoids play a crucial role in dealing with coronavirus, it is not legally recommended to use cannabinoids, including CBDA and CBGA, for the treatment or prevention SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, you can get a medical cannabis prescription to consume medical cannabis and stay healthy (Go through How to Get a Prescription for Medical Cannabis In The UK to get a prescription with ease).
Medical cannabis is completely different from the cannabis (weed) used for smoking. Cannabinoid acids used in smoking are abundant in hemp and many hemp extracts. Also, the THC level is high there. On the other hand, the purest quality cannabinoids are used in the clinical trials for COVID-19. Therefore, smoking cannabis will no way help you to get protected from COVID-19.
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