University Researchers Exploring Cannabis As A Treatment For Covid-19

By A.J. Herrington, Forbes on November 29, 2022

Researchers at Oregon State University will present information on using natural products including hemp to treat Covid-19 at a free virtual event next week, nearly a year after publishing a study that found that compounds in cannabis could prevent infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus in human cells. Richard van Breemen, a researcher with Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute, will lead the presentation, which will be held online on December 6.

Van Breeman notes in a statement from the university that while natural products account for about half of all drugs currently in use, natural drug discovery research is not a priority of major pharmaceutical companies and federal drug research funding agencies. Hemp is a particularly rich source of unique natural products, many of which have pharmacological activity.

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