Researchers at University of Lethbridge released a study which shows that extracts from cannabis could fight COVID-19 but requires further validation.
Researchers at University of Lethbridge released a study which shows that extracts from cannabis could fight COVID-19 but requires further validation.The University of Lethbridge along with Pathway RX research company focused on developing custom cannabis therapies have found that specific CBD(cannabinoid cannabidiol) as an aid in blocking the cells that enter the body from the novel coronavirus. Therefore, the team of researchers recently submitted a paper about their research study on the effects of medical cannabis to a journal for publication and their manuscript has been uploaded to Preprints, but it is not yet been peer-reviewed. Meanwhile, biology professors Dr Igor (CEO of Pathway RX) and Dr Olga Kovalchuk said that their study requires further validation in a large-scale analysis and the initiation of clinical trials to validate the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis to treat COVID-19.
The World Health Organisation has said that there are several ongoing clinical trials of both western and traditional medicines, but currently, there are no medicines that have been shown to prevent or cure COVID-19 disease.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.