Peer-reviewed Study Shows Cannabis Compounds Block Covid-19 from Entering Human Cells

Matt Agorist 
January 13, 2022

As many folks are quickly learning, no amount of police state can stop the spread of COVID-19. Despite lockdowns, mask mandates, social distancing, and unethical forced medical procedures, the US and Europe are experiencing the largest wave of coronavirus yet. Even the criminal Dr. Fauci has since admitted that omicron will “find just about everybody.”

What’s more, contrary to the hype — all of which turned out to be false — that the vaccine would save us, end the pandemic, and stop covid dead in its tracks, the exact opposite has happened. Highlighting the sheer insanity of this rollout is the fact that as the Supreme Court deliberated whether or not OSHA can force workers to take the jab, the CEO of Pfizer, whose jab is being mandated, came out and said it provides “very limited protection, if any” against the virus.

As the house of cards crumbles with mandates, lockdowns, and the covid police state failing in a beautiful splendor, Team Doom is now walking back their stance, throwing their hands in the air, and realizing that no amount of tyranny can stop a virus. As it should have been this entire time, it is up to you to weigh the risks and make the appropriate choices to protect yourself and your family from a disease which, if most people catch, will be entirely fine.

The good news is that some of these choices are easy. Staying healthy, eating right, and exercising are some of the best ways you can protect yourself from the virus — although the state will tell you to do the opposite. And, if you want to go further, a new study out of Oregon State University showed that compounds found in hemp “show the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells.”

The study was led by Richard van Breemen, a researcher with Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center in the College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute. According to OSU:

Van Breemen and collaborators, including scientists at Oregon Health & Science University, found that a pair of cannabinoid acids bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, blocking a critical step in the process the virus uses to infect people.

The compounds are cannabigerolic acid, or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, CBDA, and the spike protein is the same drug target used in COVID-19 vaccines and antibody therapy. A drug target is any molecule critical to the process a disease follows, meaning its disruption can thwart infection or disease progression.

“These cannabinoid acids are abundant in hemp and in many hemp extracts,” van Breemen said. “They are not controlled substances like THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and have a good safety profile in humans. And our research showed the hemp compounds were equally effective against variants of SARS-CoV-2, including variant B.1.1.7, which was first detected in the United Kingdom, and variant B.1.351, first detected in South Africa.”

“Any part of the infection and replication cycle is a potential target for antiviral intervention, and the connection of the spike protein’s receptor binding domain to the human cell surface receptor ACE2 is a critical step in that cycle,” he said. “That means cell entry inhibitors, like the acids from hemp, could be used to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and also to shorten infections by preventing virus particles from infecting human cells. They bind to the spike proteins so those proteins can’t bind to the ACE2 enzyme, which is abundant on the outer membrane of endothelial cells in the lungs and other organs.”

According to Van Breen similar compounds have been used to block virus-receptor interaction in patients with other viral infections including HIV-1 and hepatitis.

“These compounds can be taken orally and have a long history of safe use in humans,” van Breemen said. “They have the potential to prevent as well as treat infection by SARS-CoV-2. CBDA and CBGA are produced by the hemp plant as precursors to CBD and CBG, which are familiar to many consumers. However, they are different from the acids and are not contained in hemp products.”

This study is preceded by a similar study we reported on out of the University of Chicago, in which researchers discovered that another particular cannabis compound inhibits infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in human lung cells.

Marsha Rosner and her colleagues from the university found cannabidiol (CBD) and its metabolite 7-OH-CBD potently blocked SARS-CoV-2 replication in lung epithelial cells.

TFTP has reported on a third study as well, out of Canada, in which researchers found that certain strains of cannabis may also increase resistance to the coronavirus.

As the state fails the people once again, the perfect irony can be found in the fact that a plant — which they still claim has ” no currently accepted medical use” — is doing a better job than them at stopping the virus.

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