— Steve Matthews (@SteveMatthews12) January 12, 2022
The two compounds commonly found in hemp — called cannabigerolic acid, or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, or CBDA — were identified during a chemical screening effort as having potential to combat coronavirus, researchers from Oregon State University said. In the study, they bound to spike proteins found on the virus and blocked a step the pathogen uses to infect people.
The researchers tested the compounds’ effect against alpha and beta variants of the virus in a laboratory. The study didn’t involve giving the supplements to people or comparing infection rates in those who use the compounds to those who don’t.
Hemp is a source of fiber, food and animal feed, and extracts are commonly added to cosmetics, body lotions, dietary supplements and food.
“These compounds can be taken orally and have a long history of safe use in humans,” said Richard van Breemen, a researcher with Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center. “They have the potential to prevent as well as treat infection by SARS-CoV-2,” he said in a statement.
If this is true, I’m a fucking Highlander.
Keep in mind, this is the FIRST study of its kind and you can’t weed yourself into covid immunity but this is super encouraging and explains why I haven’t been sick in over 4 years.
But the weed!!!!! Endo-cannabinoids exist in pot and humans at a cellular level so it makes sense and I hope anti-vaxxers choose this as a therapeutic just so they chill the fuck out. Maybe if we get them high enough they’ll cave in an emotionally high moment. They’ll be happier and somewhat healthier and may suffer a lack of motivation to rage-tweet the vaccinated for 5 hours straight.
I just got my hands on a KILLER strain of ‘White Lightning’ from Miss Jones Dispensary. I’ll give it a rip this week and report back tomorrow.
What a time to be alive.