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Could CBD treat Covid-19?

CBD is derived from the hemp plant, a kind of cannabis which unlike marijuana does not have the psychoactive effects produced by high THC levels. Hemp has grown in popularity among farmers and health and wellness retailers in recent years. Its ingredients, including CBD, can be used in a variety of consumer products, including cosmetics, biofuel and food. CBD is purported to have various health benefits, including the reduction of depression and anxiety, but scientific research validating such benefits has been limited to this point.

CBD could help block ACE2, or the molecule that Covid-19 disease uses to enter a person’s cells and spread infection.