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All aboard the cannabis? US study indicates hemp could combat Covid-19

Researchers say hemp compounds show the ability to prevent Covid from entering cells, but SA expert is wary

Senior reporter

It’s a scientific study that broke the internet: research suggesting that cannabis has the ability to prevent Covid-19 from entering human cells.

Findings of the Oregon State University study led by Richard van Breemen, a researcher at the institution’s Global Hemp Innovation Centre, College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute, were published in the Journal of Natural Products.

Hemp, known scientifically as Cannabis sativa, is a source of fibre, food and animal feed, and multiple hemp extracts and compounds are added to cosmetics, body lotions, dietary supplements and food, Van Breemen said...

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