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Can CBD Prevent COVID-19?

Updated: Jun 2, 2022

Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, has been increasingly researched as possible treatment to use against COVID-19 infections. CBD is known to have anti-inflammatory effects, so the possibility of CBD also optimizing the immune system is enticing especially during the pandemic we find ourselves in.


To test this theory, one group of researchers treated human lung cells with CBD two hours before exposing the cells to with the COVID19 virus (also known as SARS-CoV-2). ­