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CBD for COVID-19: Marijuana Ingredient May Prevent Virus from Causing Lung Damage

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While millions of people receive the COVID-19 vaccination, millions more are still waiting for more doses to become available. Until then, a new study finds a popular ingredient in cannabis can block the virus from spreading through the lungs. Researchers in Chicago say cannabidiol (CBD) keeps SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, from replicating in the lungs and causing severe damage.

According to a pre-print study — meaning it has not been peer-reviewed yet — CBD and its metabolite 7-OH-CBD blocks out SARS-CoV-2 from replicating in the patient’s epithelial lung cells. Normally, the virus uses its spike protein to latch ...