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Will Cannabis prevent or inhibit COVID?

by Marijuana Staff

Two studies dropped. One got plenty of press and you've likely already seen and heard people telling you that CBD cures COVID.

It's not in my job description to be a buzzkill or a scientist, so I'll just point out what the scientists say and write. : )

The first study/paper is an abstract which has been widely quoted and has already been the subject of many many articles. No need to read that one, I want you to read the other one.

The second article has had no traction. It is a preprint and it is available in full.

21 scientists have put their name to the paper.

It states:

"This study highlights CBD, and its active metabolite, 7-OH-CBD, as potential preventative agents and therapeutic treatments for SARS-CoV-2 at early stages of infection."
Cannabidiol Inhibits SARS-CoV-2 Replication and Promotes the Host Innate Immune Response
The rapid spread of COVID-19 underscores the need for new treatments. Here we report that cannabidiol (CBD), a compound produced by the cannabis plant, inhibits SARS-CoV-2 infection. CBD and its metabolite, 7-OH-CBD, but not congeneric cannabinoids, potently ...
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