Hemp Prevents Coronavirus From Entering Human Cells

Cannabis Protects Against COVID: Was Cannabis the answer the whole time? Cannabis is a anti-inflammatory after all. New information coming from Oregon State University

Hemp compounds identified by Oregon State University research via a chemical screening technique invented at OSU show the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells.

https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/oregon-state-research-shows-hemp-compounds-prevent-coronavirus-entering-human-cells

“Hemp, known scientifically as Cannabis sativa, is a source of fiber, food and animal feed, and multiple hemp extracts and compounds are added to cosmetics, body lotions, dietary supplements and food, van Breemen said.

Van Breemen and collaborators, including scientists at Oregon Health & Science University, found that a pair of cannabinoid acids bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, blocking a critical step in the process the virus uses to infect people.

The compounds are cannabigerolic acid, or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, CBDA, and the spike protein is the same drug target used in COVID-19 vaccines and antibody therapy. A drug target is any molecule critical to the process a disease follows, meaning its disruption can thwart infection or disease progression.

“These cannabinoid acids are abundant in hemp and in many hemp extracts,” van Breemen said. “They are not controlled substances like THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and have a good safety profile in humans. And our research showed the hemp compounds were equally effective against variants of SARS-CoV-2, including variant B.1.1.7, which was first detected in the United Kingdom, and variant B.1.351, first detected in South Africa.” “

Cannabis Protects Against COVID

So now we proof that hemp (cannabis sativa) protects against COVID. What does this mean for the rest of the country and world? What does this mean against the pandemic? I would guess that there is even more information to come out about THC and different molecules of the plant and how it interacts with out bodies!

The first national regulation was the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. Cannabis was officially outlawed for any use (medical included) with the passage of the 1970 Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_history_of_cannabis_in_the_United_States#:~:text=The%20first%20national%20regulation%20was,Controlled%20Substances%20Act%20(CSA).

Since cannabis has been illegal since 1937, what are the repercussions? Was hemp a livestock feed and did it enter our diets naturally through meat and dairy?

What did the founding fathers think about hemp? Was it a necessity?

Cannabis Protects Against COVID
Cannabis Protects Against COVID
Cannabis Protects Against COVID

What happened in our countries history that our founding fathers spoke of hemp being one of the greatest, most important substances of our nation to it being outlawed?

Would the economy be better if we embraced hemp? Would we have better health outcomes if we embraced Cannabis Sativa (hemp)? Would we have a better future if we embraced hemp?

These are important questions to ask, rightfully so.

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