MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 20: A piece of marijuana’s bud is seen on June 20, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. Zoom Club is a Cannabis Association in Madrid made up of 500 members. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the facility was closed from March 15, 2020. After this period, with Madrid moving forward to phase 2, they reopened its facilities with sanitary security measures. Due to these measures, the maximum capacity has been reduced from 60 to 8 people. The members must observe sanitary rules while using the facilities, such as, wearing a mask while they are in the club, that can be taken off while smoking. Shoes soles must be sanitized, and hands cleaned with hydroalcoholic gel upon entering. Members must keep 2 meters distance from each other and can only stay indoors for a maximum of 20 minutes. They cannot use the toilets and must be placed around the dispensary without being able to use the rest of the common areas. Metraquilate screens have been placed on the counters to protect workers who are also equipped with gloves and masks to serve members. (Photo by Alberto Ortega/Getty Images) GETTY IMAGES
Two Canadian researchers think that a special strain of cannabis might potentially be a valuable tool in the fight against COVID-19.
The researchers, Olga and Igor Kovalchuck have reportedly been developing and testing a novel cannabis strain for years, except with the goal of creating a strain that helps to combat cancer and inflammation. When the pandemic hit, the duo started to focus their efforts on how the strain might be used to help fight COVID-19.
The duo’s work was published in an April issue of the online medical journal Preprints.