Cannabis compounds stopped COVID virus from infecting human cells in lab study

BY KANOKO MATSUYAMA AND BLOOMBERG
January 12, 2022 4:45 AM EST

Cannabis compounds prevented the virus that causes COVID-19 from penetrating healthy human cells, according to a laboratory study published in the Journal of Nature Products.

Cannabidiol Inhibits SARS-CoV-2 Replication and Promotes the Host Innate Immune Response

A 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 block SARS-CoV-2 replication in lung epithelial cells.

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