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What To Know About Cannabis & COVID Prevention

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A scientific research paper from Oregon State University has gone viral online by presenting data that suggests compounds found in cannabis “prevented entry” of the coronavirus into isolated human cells. While this doesn’t mean smoking cannabis prevents COVID infections, it does show promise for future, more accessible treatments or preventatives. Jayar Jackson, Adrienne Lawrence, and Ben Gleib discuss on The Young Turks. Watch LIVE weekdays 6-8 pm ET. http://youtube.com/theyoungturks/live

Read more HERE:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisroberts/2022/01/13/no-sorry-smoking-marijuana-does-not-protect-you-from-covid-19/?sh=b4040dc4eee0

“Scientific papers don’t usually go viral, but this week, a team of researchers from Oregon State University published a study that contained the magic formula to blow up the internet: cannabis and Covid-19.

According to research published Monday in the Journal of Natural Products (and subsequently rewritten in almost every news outlet on Earth) two compounds found in hemp plants—specifically, acids that become active cannabinoids only after heat is applied—“prevented entry” of the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19 into isolated human cells.

This could mean that certain cannabis-derived preparations, given in the right amount, might help people fight off Covid-19. Which is exciting stuff!

What this research does not mean is that smoking cannabis helps protect you from the coronavirus, or that “weed stops Covid” (at least in the practical sense), or that the reason why someone got sick with Covid while someone else didn’t had anything to do with cannabis.”

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