Cannabis vs. COVID-19: A Match Made in Oregon

Cannabis vs. COVID-19: A Match Made in Oregon
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In the history of the world there has never been a more versatile plant than Cannabis sativa. Not even close. With some 25,000 hemp-infused products to its credit, cannabis has no equal. For centuries this verdant little botanical has amazed us with its seemingly limitless utility and is poised too, once again. This time in the health field, as a hopeful new weapon in the war against COVID-19 and its subsequent variants. For clarification, the sole determining factor classifying Cannabis sativa as Hemp or Marijuana is the percentage of tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) the plant produces. Any level above 0.3% and it is by law, marijuana. Hemp’s THC production level is so low, well, it’s hemp. But hemp doesn’t need THC to perform its magic. SARS & COVID-19 SARS is a contemptible virus with SARS-CoV-2 being the etiological agent (cause) of COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease-2019) and the ensuing pandemic. An acronym for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, SARS swept over the world in a tsunami of death. Few places on Earth were spared this plague. Closer to home, over 40,000 deaths were reported in Canada and a million in America in just under 3 years. Doctors, immunologists, researchers and scientists around the globe are searching tirelessly for effective means of combating and treating this deadly disease. And on the west coast of America, a shift in the viral matrix may be occurring. The Search for a Cure Inside a research laboratory at Oregon State University, headway is being made in that fight and perhaps, even history. And once again, the irrepressible Hemp plant is on the front-line of a scientific breakthrough. A team of scientists in Oregon have made an astounding discovery. They have identified two acid compounds found in hemp which are proven to prevent the SARS virus from entering the body’s cells.…

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