Can marijuana compounds stop coronavirus from entering human cells? Top scientists question new study

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A research titled 'Cannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of SARS-CoV-2 and the Emerging Variants' has gotten some weed enthusiasts excited.
A research titled 'Cannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of SARS-CoV-2 and the Emerging Variants' has gotten some weed enthusiasts excited.
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This wouldn’t be the first time the Holy Herb has been hailed as a panacea, capable of treating and preventing a host of health issues.

But stopping coronavirus from entering human cells?

Well, that’s just too great a leap of imagination from a petri dish experiment to actual clinical trials, some scientists have said. “The human body is a lot more complex than a petri dish,” according to Mikael Sodergren, head of Imperial College Medical Cannabis Research Group and managing director of Sapphire Medical cannabis clinic.

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