The role that hemp could play in fighting the global, Covid-19 pandemic has been in the news a lot over the last week or so. If you haven’t seen the reports, what we’re looking at here is yet another set of revelations about the amazing properties of our favorite crop.
Hemp Today reported that: “Two compounds present in industrial hemp show the ability to prevent the virus that causes Covid-19 from entering human cells, according to researchers in Oregon.”
The study was undertaken by a team at Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute. The leader of the research, Richard van Breemen said that the compounds “have the potential to prevent as well as treat infection by SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19).”
Later we got even more promising news. In a story from Hemp Industry Daily it was reported that another research team, this time based at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, had made some amazing discoveries too. The news report explained that the synthetic CBD the team were working with “appears to prime the innate immune system of cells, potentially offering protection against pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2,” the virus that causes Covid-19.
Here at California Grown Hemp, we’re experts in growing organic, Swiss-quality hemp; but even we weren’t expecting such incredible developments as these. We’re certainly familiar with the numerous benefits that hemp and cannabis offer us all across a wide range of industries – everything from health to leisure, construction, cosmetics and fashion – but the idea that hemp could so effectively help the human race to battle Covid-19 is really quite miraculous.
The relationship between nature and the modern world is always a fascinating one. So often we think of these two concepts as being totally antagonistic, don’t we? You’ve got man and his vision and ambition on the one hand, and then the world he inhabits on the other. Indeed, global warming and the climate crisis are, of course, the product of modern technology and the modern mindset.
Here, though, you have something that challenges that antagonism. Hemp is such an ancient substance – so natural and so beautiful – yet it is capable of providing solutions to the intense and terrible problems we are facing today. And it is through modern technology, through the advanced research currently being conducted across the world, that we can unlock the secrets and the solutions in this ancient substance.
With the constant threat of more Covid-19 variants and the ongoing political tensions around Covid-19 vaccines, it’s wonderful to see that hemp is providing us all with a source of hope for the future.
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