Researchers from Oregon State University‘s Global Hemp Innovation Center have discovered that Cannabis sativa is loaded with healing compounds that ward off the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19).
Two key compounds in particular, cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), were found to block covid spike proteins from entering cells and causing infection. (Related: THC is also beneficial for health.)
Study lead Richard van Breemen, who also works at the Linus Pauling Institute, determined that these and other cannabis compounds “show the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells.” His paper was published in the Journal of Nature Products.
What CBGA and CBDA do is bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, meaning they function almost like a natural “vaccine” without causing any harmful side effects. The same cannot be said for the injections that millions of people are getting in order to keep their jobs and go to the movies.
“These cannabinoid acids are abundant in hemp and in many hemp extracts,” van Breeman 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.”
Would cannabis also benefit hepatitis and HIV patients?
According to van Breeman, SARS-CoV-2 features RNA strands that encode for its four main structural proteins: spike, envelope, membrane, and nucleocapsid. These RNA strands also encode 16 nonstructural proteins and several “accessory” proteins.
“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 added.
“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.”
This same blocking mechanism also shows promise in treating other viruses as well, including hepatitis and HIV. Chances are there are a lot of things that cannabis can treat, which is why the powers that be have kept it “prohibited” for more than a century.
Van Breeman made sure to remind the world that cannabis compounds taken orally “have a long history of safe use in humans.”
“They have the potential to prevent as well as treat infection by SARS-CoV-2,” he says.
“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.”
Using affinity selection mass spectrometry, or AS-MS, van Breeman evaluated a variety of possible ligands, or things that have the potential to bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. This process led him straight to CBDA and CBGA.
“We identified several cannabinoid ligands and ranked them by affinity to the spike protein,” he explained. “The two cannabinoids with the highest affinities for the spike protein were CBDA and CBGA, and they were confirmed to block infection.”
It turns out that both CBDA and CBGA are also powerfully effective against all of the covid “variants.” The same cannot be said for the jabs, which are actually spreading more variants.
“Our data show CBDA and CBGA are effective against the two variants we looked at, and we hope that trend will extend to other existing and future variants,” van Breeman concluded.
More related news can be found at CannabisCures.news.
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ABC’s Hostin: Republicans Are Treating Biden Like a Black President
ABC legal analyst Sunny Hostin said Thursday on ABC’s “The View” that Republicans treated President Joe Biden like a black president.
Hostin said, “There are things that he has not gotten credit for, like he’s inherited this pandemic from the Trump administration. It was badly handled. He was able to pass a 1.9 trillion dollar relief package which a majority of Republicans voted against. That’s something that he gets credit for. I think he also gets credit for his incredibly diverse judicial nominations. I think there has been about 41 federal judges. Those are lifetime appointments.”
She continued, “I think where he hasn’t done well is basically delivering federal policy in favor of the people who put him in the White House, and that is communities of color. We didn’t see any movement on voting rights. We didn’t see any movement in police reform.”
Hostin added, “The infrastructure was a leaning-into white independence, and I think it was a leaning into white moderates, but the bottom line is, those aren’t the folks who really took him over the finish line. That is not the Democratic base. No Democratic president has made it into the White House without the support of the black community. The black community now, voters 50 and over that are registered, there’s been a 36-point drop in the net approval. What I took away was he said something like I had no idea that my Republican friends would do this. Well, he’s governing like it’s the 1990s. It’s 2022. He sat for eight years next to a black president yet didn’t think he would be treated like one, and that is what he is being treated like.”
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Behar: ‘Dense’ Biden Thought Other White Privileged Senators Would Work with Him
Joy Behar told her co-hosts Thursday on ABC’s “The View” that President Joe Biden was “dense” for thinking his fellow “white privileged” senators would work with him.
Whoopi Goldberg said, “Part of the problem for Joe is none of us, none of us ever anticipated we would be sitting in front of senators and congresspeople who are denying the fact that someone won an election. I never saw that before. I don’t think it occurred to him that would ever be Republicans who would go that far to say this was a lie. I think a lot of this, he thought, you know, we’ll beat each other up as we have in the past. This is a whole new group.”
Behar said, “But, Whoopi n the ’90s Newt Gingrich, had a contract on America.”
Ana Navarro said, “With America.”
Behar shot back, “I like to say it was on America. Then you have Mitch McConnell say that his whole idea going forward with Obama was to make sure he was a one-term president. Then he said about Biden, we’re going to obstruct, and we’re not going to let him do anything he wants to do. So I mean, how dense was Biden really in these instances? You’re a white privilege senator in the United States Congress, so you believe other white privilege guys will work with you, but they won’t, and they don’t.”
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Breitbart News Daily Podcast Ep. 55: The Hits Just Keep on Comin’: Filibuster Stays, Joe’s Press Conference Flop; Guests: Jack Posobiec, Rep. Kat Cammack
Brandon met the media yesterday and whoa… not a joke! And not his best effort. That goes for the majority of the media in the East Room too. Joey tried for almost two hours to defend his first-year record, and then he officially lost his voting rights push in the Senate. What a day. Our guests Human Events Senior Editor Jack Posobiec and Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) join Breitbart’s Jerome Hudson to break down President Biden’s press conference.
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