New study shows marijuana compounds could provide protection against COVID

New study shows marijuana compounds could provide protection against COVID

New study shows marijuana compounds could provide protection against COVID COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- You'd think that marijuana and the COVID-19 virus would have nothing in common, but new research by an Oregon study shows otherwise. The Oregon State Global Health Innovation Center, College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute announced Wednesday that two specific compounds in marijuana have the potential to prevent people from contacting COVID. According to the study, the specific source of the compounds is hemp -- a marijuana or cannabis plant largely used as a source of fiber, food and animal feed, and provides compounds often added to cosmetics, body lotions, dietary supplements. The lab study found that the two compounds -- cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) -- block the process by which …
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