Marijuana can also help overcome the pandemic Covid-19

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*Image of a coronavirus in front of a marijuana leaf.
*Image of a coronavirus in front of a marijuana leaf.

 

We knew that cannabis is one of the best medicines that the planet can provide, is very effective as a relaxant, analgesic, antidepressant, sedative, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antiemetic, whet the appetite and now appears to help prevent or overcome diseases caused by the Covid -19 virus.

Many people were surprised a few days ago when the media around the world opened their news with the news of a recent study published in the USA that demonstrates the effectiveness of some components of marijuana in preventing or treating the complications caused by the infection. of several strains of the coronavirus covid-19. If you want to know what this interesting study says (and what it doesn’t say), I invite you to carefully read this article, where we will also try to answer some questions from the community regarding this disease and its compatibility with cannabis use.

 

 

🧐 Marijuana and Covid-19 What do we know so far?

 
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A few days ago, a team of researchers from the Global Hemp Innovation Center of Oregon State University (USA) published through the Journal Of Natural Products a very promising study on the intense fight that the whole of humanity is fighting against the coronavirus. emerged in China in 2019.

After lengthy work, this group of researchers concluded that the acidic forms of CBD and CBG, namely CBDA and CBGA, prevented human skin cells from being infected by a pseudovirus expressing the Spiga protein. from SARS-CoV-2 and preventedSARS-CoV-2 from entering the livecell. These tests were carried out with viral samples of the Alpha and Beta variants, which were the most widespread at the time of the study, and it will now be necessary to verify whether CBGA and CBDA are also effective against this new highly infectious variant. Omicron.

 

 

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👾 How do these cannabinoids work against Covid-19?

 

The conclusions reached by these researchers seem to indicate that cannabigerol acid, or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, or CBDA, have bound to the spike proteins of the coronavirus, eliminating their ability to enter healthy cells in our body. In the absence of further progress in this regard, it could be argued that some components present in the cannabis plant could prevent serious Covid-19 infections.

Parallel to this news, the Biorxiv.org website has published a study that appears to reaffirm that cannabinoids such as CBD can be very effective in treating the coronavirus that has paralyzed the planet. In the absence of being certified in a peer review, this study by researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences “demonstrates a deficient ability of HEK293 cells to respond only to SARS-CoV-2 genes. But suggests an augmented innate antiviral response from a gene layer in the presence of CBD. Furthermore, our results indicate that CBD can prepare components of the innate immune system, which increases readiness to respond to viral infection without activating apoptosis and, therefore, its potential in prophylaxis could be studied. ”

In this curious experiment, they exposed kidney cells to COVID genes along with cannabidiol or CBD and found that CBD increases the immunity of cells to detect coronavirus genes and it self-destructs before replicating the virus, which would prevent the virus from spreading. It is interesting to see how cannabinoids behave with this virus, since they act in a similar way to fighting cancer cells, with a unique ability to selectively kill bad cells without affecting healthy ones.

 

*Image of the THC and CBD molecule inside a syringe
*Image of the THC and CBD molecule inside a syringe

 

 

🎯 Can marijuana help with Covid?

 

It seems so, so far only tests in petri dishes have been carried out and, although they have proved very promising, now it would be necessary to carry out tests with animals and subsequently with different groups of people to be sure of the effectiveness of marijuana against the SARS-CoV-2.

It is not necessary to throw the bells on the fly, as other similar investigations turned out to be not what seemed a priori, for example the treatment with hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, which in petri dishes seemed very effective, and later in trials with humans they did not show the same results.

Are currently being investigated  Several   treatments to avoid complications in cases of severe infection with this coronavirus, there are already some drugs that are proving moderately effective in some cases of infection. Surely in the very near future if we combine the gaps with treatments for the small majority of infected people the disease will pass asymptomatically or with minimal complications.

* Imagine a coronavirus fighting a marijuana leaf *
* Imagine a coronavirus fighting a marijuana leaf *

 

 

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🚀 Marijuana interactions with the Covid vaccine

 

Although no significant studies have yet been carried out, it appears that marijuana does not cause negative interactions with the Covid-19 vaccine. According to statements by Dr. Anne Liu, an infectious disease physician at Stanford Health, “Although there are no studies on the effect of marijuana and the vaccine against covid, it is unlikely to affect the immune response to the vaccine.” The claims do not say that cannabis is good in this regard, but it does not appear to negatively affect this vaccine.

However, consuming marijuana is not the same as, as it can be administered in different ways, and smoking is certainly the least healthy, especially when we take into account that this coronavirus affects lung capacity and the cardiovascular system. According to the presentation by Dr. Lester Grinspoon, author of “Marihuana, the Forbidden Medicine” among other famous cannabis books, “Smoking anything is not a good idea during a pandemic affecting the lungs; better to vaporize the ground flower or use a tincture.

 

 

✅ Conclusion

 

Epidemiologists say are needed more evidence that they can certify that cannabis is an effective treatment against pandemic Covid-19, I per se data were sufficient for further studies, Mikael Sodergren nuts, head of the research Group medical cannabis from Imperial College and general director of the Sapphire Medical cannabis clinic, but not enough to draw conclusions. At Pevgrow we follow these investigations with great attention, to continue to inform you firsthand about everything related to the world of cannabis, especially if has to do with the hope of defeating the SARS-CoV-2, which is causing so much damage.

 

 

🔥 Frequently asked questions

 

Can I smoke marijuana before I get the Covid vaccine?

The answer is yes, you can smoke cannabis before receiving the vaccine and that won’t negatively affect it as long as you don’t consume it excessively. In the words of Dr. Anne Liu, “Anything in modest amounts of these substances is unlikely to harm you if you weaken your immune system … but it becomes much less predictable. If it’s something you use recreationally, maybe skip that. today, getting a vaccine is already a party.”

Can I smoke weed after getting the Covid vaccine?

As a general rule, covid vaccine side effects are usually dizziness, fever, fatigue, pain in the sting area, or muscle pain in general. Cannabis has been shown to be very effective in treating many of these vaccine-induced consequences, so cannabis can help overcome them. But as I told you before, smoking is not the best way to consume medical marijuana, in this case it is best ingested or vaporized.

Can I smoke marijuana if I have Covid?

If you are asymptomatic, you can continue to smoke cannabis without any problems, but if the covid causes you to cough, shortness of breath or any other problem, it would be best not to smoke until you have recovered. In this case,oil is almost indicated Rick Simpson, eating cannabis-based foods or vaping cannabis concentrates.

 

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