THC in cannabis ‘could help prevent’ deadly complications of coronavirus

By Elisa Menendez

Chemicals in cannabis have shown promising results in the treatment of serious complications caused by Covid-19, researchers have revealed.

Scientists used THC – the main psychoactive compound found in marijuana – on mice suffering with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).

The disease is a life-threatening condition when fluid builds up in the lungs, meaning they cannot provide the body with enough vital oxygen.

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