While researchers are exploring many different possibilities in combating covid-19, some researchers are looking into whether cannabis or cannabis derived CBD might offer benefits for those suffering from severe forms of this infection.
According to Emily Earlenbough for Forbes magazine, there have been several different ways researchers have suggested CBD might help, including its ability to reduce ace2 expression and pro-inflammatory cytokine production to fight lung inflammation, and it’s potential as an antiviral.
She continues “the researchers suggest CBD may be able to help by reducing pro-inflammatory cytokine production, fighting off the storm. By reducing specific cytokines such as interleukin (il)-6, il-1b, and il-17, we may be able to bring down the inflammation and thus end the respiratory distress and damage. And the results of these researchers' experiments supported this theory.”