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Lead author Eric Brown, Professor of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster, nonetheless cited the toxicity of CBG on the host cells. “It opens a therapeutic window, but a narrow one, to develop a drug out of it,” suggested Brown.
“The next steps are to try and improve the compound so that it is more specific to the bacteria and less likely to be toxic,” he said.
Despite all the promises and the numerous activities surrounding cannabis and coronavirus, everyone must resist the urge to reach conclusions.
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For example, look at CBD claims on social media and in product advertisements, notes the Washington Post. Last spring there were even reports of “protective badges”, some of which were advertised as “virus stoppers” and, according to the BBC, are said to be able to ward off viruses.
In April, the FDA announced that it had issued a warning letter to a seller marketing a chlorine dioxide product for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. “We continue to take action and continue our efforts to monitor for fraudulent treatments and to remind the public to seek medical attention from their health care providers during this public health emergency,” said FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn at the time.
To keep misinformation like the virus itself from spreading, an article in the Washington Post offered little patience and suggested a more factual approach. “The idea that cannabis” kills “or” dissolves “coronavirus and other viral infections is contradicting and contrary to current science, wrote David Guba Jr., who teaches history at Bard High School Early College in Baltimore City.
What should everyone remember about cannabis and COVID-19?
- More focused research is needed, although weeds and its compounds may have anti-inflammatory properties that, alone or in conjunction with other treatments, could prove helpful in fighting the coronavirus.
- Animal studies are not clinical studies, and everyone will have to wait for the latter to find out if the effects are actually similar in humans. and
- Whenever people can make money, claims that are not rooted in science are sure to follow. So buyers should be careful.