Canadian scientists have suggested that marijuana could defeat coronavirus

Scientists from the University of Lethbridge in Canada test the hypothesis that marijuana can prevent the infection of human body cells with the coronavirus, according to the platform of scientific publications They examined 400 cannabinoids and focused on almost a dozen of them as the most promising in the fight against infection.

Researchers have created a 3D volumetric model of the human oral cavity and respiratory tract. The effect of extracts of the non-psychoactive substance cannabidiol (CBD) was checked on it. According to scientists, he helped reduce by 70% the number of cellular receptors that can attack coronavirus.

But this does not mean that marijuana protection protects against COVID-19 infection. It is necessary to confirm the results with clinical studies. In humans, tests have not yet been conducted.

Recall that Canada was the first in the world to legalize the sale of marijuana.

By Cindy
In Other
May 22, 2020

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