Some forms of cannabis might prevent and or shorten covid virus infections. However, heat, for example smoking, has been found to deactivate these benefits. Two strains have been found by Oregon State University to prevent covid infections. They are CBGA, cannabigerolic acid, and CBDA, u cannabidiolic acid. They are found in hemp aka cannabis sativa. CBGA and CBDA are not controlled substances like THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and have a good safety profile in humans. These strains seem to block the virus-recepter interactions in the Coronavirus. CBDA is found in raw cannabis flower and is a precursor for CBD. CBDA has been found to help in fighting inflammation, nausea, seizures, and prevent the spread of cancer cells. CBGA is found in high concentration in the raw, unprocessed cannabis plant. There is some therapeutic potential, possibly antioxidative and anti-cancer properties according to leafly.com. This might be a promising treatment of metabolic disorders and promote the killing of colon cancer cells. CBGA also shows promise as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, a mood regulator, and appetite stimulant. Scientists are optimistic about the future benefits of some of the cannabis compounds in fighting the covid-19 virus and other medical challenges.