Researchers found that cannabis compounds prevented the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells.
In the study, researchers found that cannabinoids found in hemp can bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, preventing the virus from infecting humans.
According to Oregon State University, researchers were able to identify the two cannabinoid acids by using a mass spectrometry-based screening technique invented in van Breemen’s lab.
The team screened botanicals found in dietary supplements, such as red clover, wild yam, hops, and three types of licorice, and tailored the method to look for drugs that target the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.
New research shows, hemp compounds prevent coronavirus from entering human cells.https://t.co/qh20iTzSHb— Oregon State University (@OregonState) January 11, 2022