Smoking Weed Prevents COVID, Study Suggests

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Cannabis found to prevent Covid, new study suggests

A new breakthrough in preventing Covid-19 hasn’t come from Big Pharma, but from the ancient cannabis plant.

According to researchers in Oregon, two compounds founds in marijuana can stop the virus in its tracks.

A team of scientists at the University of Oregon isolated two compounds from hemp – cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) – and found that they bind to the coronavirus’ spike protein and block it from binding to the outer membrane of human cells. reports: This latter binding process is normally how the virus enters the human lungs and other organs.

The two compounds are precursors to CBG and CBD, which are widely legal and available to consumers. CBG and CBD cannabis oils and extracts are commonly used to treat anxiety, sleep disorders, epilepsy, and a wide range of other ailments. 

CBGA and CBDA “are not controlled substances like THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and have a good safety profile in humans,” said Richard van Breemen, a researcher with Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center. Van Breemen added that these compounds “can be taken orally,” and “have the potential to prevent as well as treat infection” by the coronavirus.

Van Breemen and his team published their research in the Journal of Nature Products on Tuesday. However, they have a long way to go before doctors begin writing hemp oil prescriptions en masse. While the study found CBGA and CBDA effective against both the Alpha and Beta variants of the coronavirus, it was carried out on human cells in a laboratory, rather than actual human test subjects.

Still, the scientist sees these hemp compounds eventually being used alongside vaccines to create “a much more challenging environment” for Covid-19. One of the main criticisms of the current crop of vaccines is that they use the original spike protein of the virus as an antigen, meaning that when variants emerge with new spike protein mutations, they are more likely to evade the protection offered by the vaccine.

“These variants are well known for evading antibodies against early lineage [Covid-19], which is obviously concerning given that current vaccination strategies rely on the early lineage spike protein as an antigen,” said van Breemen. “Our data show CBDA and CBGA are effective against the two variants we looked at, and we hope that trend will extend to other existing and future variants.”


  1. Well “viruses” are simply cellular breakdown when our inner environment is toxic and cannabis has natural healing properties

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  3. this your brain on dope? beats covid now weed saves the day all day every FN day in day out forever but don`t drive or operate anything be a robby zomB weed don`t save the day it only treats some small ills

  4. the netwookies still pushing dope meds and weed nothing new hippys sold dope got rich and than stole data to sell the newtwookes got in on that action and now no more hippys dealers only netwook pusher mans

  5. The researchers per my experience in the medical field advertise any positives early in the process to create more buzz/excitement to increase the funding potential. The researchers prefer to stay employed, basically a conflict of interest, unethical plan. asically begging for more research funds/time.

    Typically these type of stories rarely see anything come to market or prove anything effective in reality or help a real human vs test tube, the odds are 1:BILLION.

    The researchers focused on a few compounds of the 200 plus compounds or molecules found in cannabis inhibiting covid in a test tube. Thus the title of the story is the Typical miss-leading attempt to lure readers, CLICK BAIT.

    I assume thousands of people who died of covid were cannabis users per the odds, thus the cannabis research is NOT A Cure either to be real. A joke on anyone who believes this non-sense, “Smoking Weed Prevents COVID, Study Suggests”. Not.

    Someone told me the other day smoking cigarettes with tobacco prevents covid, I told my them, no way, no how. Smoking cigarettes is a quick way to the grave, and covid will get you there much quicker.
    Reality, no cures in life we all die
    nose kills more covid than anything in the mouth, nose, or

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