News 22 May 2020

New Research Suggests Cannabis Could Be Used To Reduce Spread Of COVID-19

22 May 2020

New studies suggest that cannabis could be used to fight coronavirus.

The study, published on Preprints by researchers in Canada, claim cannabis can’t be used to cure coronavirus but “can help curtail disease spread and reduce mortality” of the virus.”

A team of researchers at the University of Lethbridge and the University of Calgary analysed over 400 strains of cannabis and found that at least a dozen could help reduce virus receptors, which would decrease the likeliness for an individual to catch COVID-19.

Speaking on the effective stains, Dr Igor Kovalchuk told the Calgary Herald: “A number of them have reduced the number of these receptors by 73 per cent, the chance of it getting in is much lower.

He added: “If they can reduce the number of receptors, there’s much less chance of getting infected.”

The findings have not been regulated but the research is still a pretty significant development at a time when many scientists are looking at ways to fight coronavirus.

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