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Cannabis can prevent cellular entry of COVID-19 according to a new study in Oregon

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Covid and cannabis… Here we go again!

Many of the cannabis consumers in my life swear that their use of cannabis has helped them ward off and treat various infections and viruses, and perhaps more people will say the same about plant medicine in general.

But, since cannabis is our favorite plant drug here, I hope you’ll join me in my excitement about New study He graduated from Oregon State University who identified cannabinoids, or cannabinoids, as a therapeutic agent to prevent coronavirus infection by preventing the virus from entering human cells. According to the study authors, the widespread use of these compounds from the cannabis plant (and the vaccination regimen) can help combat the spread of the virus and the disease it causes in infected people.

Can cannabis treat COVID-19?

Scientists from Oregon State University joined scientists from Oregon Health and Science University. They were looking for a biological compound that could bind to the spiky protein of the SARS-COV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. Using a technique called affinity-selective mass spectrometry on cannabis, the researchers honed 3 cannabinoids: cannabisgolic acid (CBG-A), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THC-A), cannabidiolic acid, or CBD-A. Unfortunately, THC-A is a federally controlled substance, so scientists have not been able to evaluate its effects and have focused on the other two cannabinoids. the findings? These cannabinoids actually bound to thorny proteins on the virus and prevented a step the pathogen would use to infect people.

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What does this mean? thought leader Dr. Rachel Knox Explains it well…

“To be clear, we are talking about citrus cannabis (in the case of pre-Decarb). A lot of people are still misinformed about it, thinking or even joking that this article proves that they are good because they smoke cannabis. As a reminder, smoking anything that makes one More susceptible to respiratory illnesses, smoking cannabis decarboxylates whatever is left to be decarboxylated.If you want any of the benefits that citrus cannabis would likely give, smoking cannabis won’t do you any good.

– Dr. Rachel Knox

Cannabis can prevent COVID-19

That’s right… CBG-A is only found during live broadcasts, growth stage From the cannabis plant, CBD-A is converted to CBD through decarboxylation (the application of heat through smoking, vaping, or baking). Therefore, you can’t really get CBG-A and CBD-A through any method of cannabis consumption that gets you high. Instead, you should get an extract from the cannabis plant.

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Dr. Knox also mentioned that you can eat or juice raw hemp leaf or flower, drink hemp tea (soak for 3-5 minutes), take CBGA and/or CBDA tinctures or capsules, take CBGA and/or CBDA suppositories, and steam dried flower. At a temperature of no more than 230 degrees Fahrenheit* to obtain this drug.

The study’s research team incubated the live virus with cannabinoid compounds and found that cells treated with CBD-A and CBG-A lacked SARS-COV-2 RNA. They performed the same procedure on live alpha and beta coronavirus variants, and found that the compounds had the same effect in both conditions. The team expressed optimism that these compounds could be effective against other variants as well.

“This is big news, and I hope it will begin an ongoing investigation into the utility of full plant preparations in well care and healthcare,” Dr. Knox explained.

else study It was performed in March of 2021, and it was found that cannabidiol (CBD) has the ability to prevent and inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection. This latest study from Ohio State University confirms that, and hopefully will allow for more research… and a change of policy!

Additionally, CBD has been found to help with Pneumonia And hemp has anti-inflammatory properties in general… and both are linked to the symptoms of COVID-19.

We’ll be watching this story as it continues to make waves (or smoke rings), but make sure that’s great news for our favorite plant no matter what happens next.

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