Read this before you get excited about weed preventing COVID

“THC and CBD have very, very broadly different effects,” Daniele Piomelli, the director of the University of California, Irvine Center of Cannabis [and anatomy & neurobiology professor], said. If you lump THC and CBD together, people might get the wrong idea that smoking pot or taking edibles might protect them from COVID. … Even though CBD may have some antiviral properties, scientists who study the effects of cannabis do not recommend using weed — in any form — in an effort to prevent or treat COVID. Piomelli’s message to those who are eager to explore how weed interacts with the coronavirus: “Be careful.”