As we wrote about in our last blog post, it had been found that CBDA and CBGA bind themselves to the spike proteins in the virus. New research based on a study on human participants has shown that users of CBD were less likely to contract the SARS-CoV-2 virus than those who do not use CBD regardless of the variant. This is a groundbreaking discovery which can revolutionize the industry in a big way. Experts are now saying that CBD should be used in conjunction with the existing covid-19 protocols, like masks and vaccinations which have been successful in preventing hospitalisations in Europe so far. But what role can Southern Spain play in this new fight against Covid-19?
First of all it is important to look at the increase in the amount of high-CBD low-THC hemp that has been grown in Southern Spain over the last five years. Numbers from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture suggest that Hemp production has increased eightfold over the quinquennium, this makes the region one of the most productive in all of Europe. This means that many companies that produce CBD products will be looking to the South of Spain to source material for their products.
The other reason is the Southern Spanish climate is ideal for producing high quality hemp biomass and flower. The warm Summer is ideal for promoting growth during the vegetative phase giving a good base for the autumn months when the plants go into the flowering phase and here as well the climate is ideal with the colder temperatures in the evening increasing the amount of resin the flowers produce.
Between having the ideal climate and being a heavyweight when it comes to European hemp production the South of Spain could be an important battleground in the fight against Covid-19 in Europe as well as a great place for people who want to get into growing hemp on a large scale. For more information on how to get into growing hemp contact us here at CBD Seed Europe and look out for our blog posts as we continue to give you the information on everything European hemp.