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The Relationship Between Cannabis and COVID-19
Release Time:2022-03-17 Author/Source:DrHemp

Theme: The latest epidemic progress data in novel coronavirus today is as of March 15th, 2022.

The situation of COVID in COVID-19 is still grim:

According to the latest data of Our World In Data, in 2019, coronavirus disease (COVID-19), an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, had a total of 462 million cases and 6.05 million deaths worldwide.

There were 1.84 million new cases and 5,649 deaths.

DrHemp stared at such amazing numbers on the screen, filled with Strong emotion. These are not numbers, but lives that once lived. Only pray that the epidemic will pass as soon as possible!

And sincerely wish you and your loved ones health, peace and joy!

What can cannabis do for COVID-19 in the current situation of COVID-19? How did cannabis perform in COVID-19?

In a word, the relationship between COVID and cannabis in COVID-19 is getting closer and closer.

Look at the text in detail.


Cannabis can help fight COVID in COVID-19 (latest research)

In the past two years, scientists all over the world have been trying to solve the current global epidemic, and the new research on cannabis and COVID-19 is bringing a new round of hope. At the end of last year, Vaporization becomes the new favorite of fashion in COVID-19's raging era, since the positive role of cannabinoids in COVID-19 shared in ,Benzinga has reported the latest and new research shows that cannabinoid acid in cannabis can prevent and treat coronavirus infection.

According to the report "Cannabinoid Blocks Cell Entry of SARS-CoV-2 and Emerging Variants" published in Journal of Natural Products, some cannabinoid acids in hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) can prevent the virus infection that causes COVID-19 by preventing it from entering cells. The research led by Richard van Breemen, a researcher at Oregon Global Cannabis Innovation Center, College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute, found that two cannabinoid acids in cannabis-cannabidiol acid (CBGA) and cannabidiol acid (also known as CBDA) have the ability to bind to the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). The study concluded that by combining with spike protein, these acids can prevent viruses from entering cells and causing infection. "These cannabinoid acids are abundant in cannabis and many cannabis extracts," van Breemen said, as quoted by local media. "They are not controlled substances such as THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, and have good safety in human body."

The doctor pulled out the original paper of Pubmed, NIH National Medical Library, and the author clearly concluded that cannabinoids blocked the cell entry of SARS-CoV-2 and emerging variants. The researchers pointed out in the research abstract: "These cannabinoids have oral bioavailability and a long history of safe use by human beings. Both isolated cannabinoids and cannabis extracts have the potential to prevent and treat SARS-CoV-2 infection." As a supplement to vaccines, small molecule therapeutic agents are needed to treat or prevent the infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its variants, which will lead to COVID-19. Affinity mass spectrometry was used to discover plant ligands of spike protein of SARS-CoV-2. It was found that cannabinoid acid from Cannabis sativa is an allosteric and normal ligand with micromolar affinity for spike protein. In the subsequent virus neutralization test, cannabidiol acid and cannabidiol acid can prevent pseudovirus expressing spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 from infecting human epithelial cells, and prevent live SARS-CoV-2 from entering cells. Importantly, cannabidiol acid and cannabidiol acid are equally effective against SARS-CoV-2 α variant B.1.1.7 and β variant B.1.351 These cannabinoids have oral bioavailability and a long history of safe use by human beings. Both isolated cannabinoids and cannabinoids extracts have the potential to prevent and treat SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Note: Cannabinoids block cell entry of SARS-CoV-2 and emerging variants.

Supplementary tips:

Reported positive effects of cannabinoids on COVID-19 in COVID-19

Scientific Report published "Cannabis compounds showed anti-inflammatory activity in vitro against COVID-19-related inflammation of lung epithelial cells and pro-inflammatory activity of macrophages" in Volume 11, 2021, mentioning that cannabis is widely used for medical purposes.

Brain, Behavior and Immunity published "Respiratory distress caused by SARS-CoV2: Can cannabinoids be added to antiviral therapy to reduce lung inflammation" in Volume 87, 2020? Like the best-studied cannabinoid Δ9- tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), CBD may reduce lung inflammation in acute lung injury mouse model by inhibiting pro-inflammatory cytokines produced by immune cells and suppressing vigorous immune response.

The role of cannabis in fighting COVID-19 in COVID-19, especially the anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties displayed by CBD, has been widely reported by many media. For more details, please refer to the original text:

Vaporization-the new favorite of fashion in COVID-19's raging era?


Cannabis can help fight the outbreak of COVID (market performance) crisis in COVID-19.

COVID pandemic in COVID-19 is the outbreak moment of cannabis industry, and the sales volume of cannabis has been pushed to a record number. When The New York Times pointed out that the designation of basic services means that "for some Americans, it is officially recognized that marijuana is as necessary as milk and bread." Many people agreed that in times of crisis, we all turn to things that can bring us comfort and peace and help relieve stress, not to mention those that use marijuana for medical purposes and buy extra things wisely. Investment Monitor reported that cannabis sales in many parts of North America exploded, with sales in Oregon and other places increasing by 30% compared with the previous year. Meanwhile, according to the data of the Canadian Addiction and Mental Health Center, in Canada, half of cannabis users increased their consumption in the first wave of Covid-19.

The reason behind highlights

The following is helpful to understand why the cannabis industry has become the highlight of its development during the epidemic period: cannabis itself has many effects and functions in the spiritual field, which helps users to relieve anxiety and adjust their mood; Moreover, cannabis products can be easily ordered online in legal countries and regions, which has started the wave of COVID e-commerce in COVID-19; In addition, in terms of investment, it is also a period of vigorous development. Retail investors have been injecting a lot of money into many different fields. More importantly, the whole industry, especially cannabis companies, have made innovative choices to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Hemp enterprises produce cotton swabs for medical needs. Hemp companies donated protective equipment to frontline health workers. Hemp shops timely and effectively launched roadside pickup and delivery services, which provided convenience for consumers in need. At the same time, they inadvertently set up a positive image for the industry. No matter in good times or bad times, they participated seriously, which promoted the accelerated development of the hemp industry.

To sum up

The crisis can be a catalyst for destruction, and it can also be a catalyst for a new wind direction, actively accelerating the changes that are taking place. Covid pandemic has had a negative impact on the overall economy, however, there are also some industries that are flourishing against the current. Cannabis has achieved such a miracle because of its unique characteristics.

Anti-epidemic campaign, China's industrial hemp is in action, and so is the world hemp. Come on, China! Come on, world!