New study shows THC Could Treat Deadly COVID Infections
Preliminary research out of Canada has already shown some promise for CBD in the treatment of severe coronavirus infection. Now, a new study out of the University of South Carolina shows THC could also be of benefit.
From The State:
The studies, co-published by Prakash Nagarkatti, found THC, the most potent mind-altering chemical in cannabis, can — in mice — prevent a harmful immune response that causes Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and cause a significant increase in healthy lung bacteria.
The studies, published in Frontiers in Pharmacology, the British Journal of Pharmacology and the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, were conducted by giving mice a toxin that triggered the harmful immune reaction that causes ARDS and then injecting mice with THC, according to the studies’ abstracts.
The research here involved three separate studies and dozens of experiments. 100% of the mice given THC survived. The success rate was so high that the study's lead researcher recommended trials begin in humans.