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    Default Researchers Reveal How THC May Treat Acute respiratory Distress syndrome

    University of Southern California
    August 26, 2020

    Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), when caused by a bacterial toxin known as Staphylococcal enterotoxin, can be completely prevented by treatment with Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. This exciting finding, recently published in the highly cited British Journal of Pharmacology, also suggests a possible treatment for ARDS caused by COVID-19.

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    Default Re: Researchers Reveal How THC May Treat Acute respiratory Distress syndrome

    So, this study shows THC can prevent ARDS caused by staphylococcal enterotoxin---a "bacterial infection." However, to suggest that THC may be a treatment for ARDS in COVID-19 patients is a bit of a leap because in this case ARDS is caused by a "viral infection." We've known for years that certain medications work on bacteria, but not on viruses. Antibiotics, for example, represent a broad range of meds that work on bacteria but not on viruses. Good luck with this one.

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    Default Re: Researchers Reveal How THC May Treat Acute respiratory Distress syndrome

    It seems to be saying it can treat ARDS caused by Covid, not the disease itself. That's how I read it It may have a completely different action to antibiotics. We are still learning what cannabis can do, so there are interesting times ahead.
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