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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Cannabis and coronavirus: Here’s what you need to know

Cannabis and coronavirus: Here’s what you need to know


The global concern over the coronavirus known as COVID-19 has many people taking precautions against contracting the virus. We'll be discussing how Cannabis can affect this deadly virus.

Can Cannabis Cure Coronavirus?

Nope - Cannabis has no effect on Coronavirus but it can boost your immune system and help your body fight against this deadly virus.

Should I use Vape pens, Joints?

No, Scientist believes that it's better to consume CBD-infused products instead of using vape pens and joints.

The global concern over the coronavirus known as COVID-19 has many people taking precautions against contracting the virus. Some believe that cannabis can prove to be really successful in this difficult time. However, some people think that smoking cannabis can be life-threatening during this pandemic. Cannabis and Coronavirus are two things that are going through the minds of many people and we'll be exploring these myths and discussing how Cannabis can affect this deadly virus.

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus (Also known as COVID-19) is a type of virus that directly affects the respiratory system of the body and cause many illnesses. The origin of this virus is said to be the ‘Wuhan’ city of China where it is believed that the virus originated.

The Coronavirus is very deadly but it cannot cause sudden death. It will show its symptoms on the human body. We’ll discuss it’s symptoms in a bit.  Moving on, the Coronavirus has affected more than 1.4 million people and caused more than 83,000 deaths around the world. Almost 300,000 people have also recovered from Coronavirus which means that is is much less than 100% fatal, perhaps as low as 2-3%.

Coronavirus Symptoms


The following are the common symptoms of Coronavirus:
  • High Fever (100F+)
  • Dry Cough
  • Shortness of Breath/Breathlessness
  • Tiredness
  • Sore Throat

Some rare symptoms of Coronavirus also include:

  • Loss of Smell
  • Loss of Taste
  •  Infertility in Males

What effects has Cannabis on Coronavirus?

People have been asking this question for a while now but no one seems to know the answer to this question because no research has been done on this matter. However, some doctors say that the Coronavirus virus directly affects the upper respiratory system of the body. This means that this virus is directly affecting the lungs of its victims and people who regularly smoke cannabis/marijuana don’t have a good chance of fighting against this virus. 

A recent study suggests that people who already have a compromised immune system will have more difficulties fighting against Coronavirus. Smoking cannabis in these times is a risky move and you could end up in the hospital if you’re not careful, so the best thing to do is stop smoking cannabis for a while. However, CBD edibles and other products appear to be a completely different story.

Can Cannabis Cure Coronavirus?

The question that many people are asking nowadays is whether Cannabis can cure coronavirus? The obvious answer is No, Cannabis has no effect on Coronavirus, but it may thereby boost your immune system and help your body fight against this deadly virus. There are many ways of consuming Cannabis/CBD but in these times, it is best to consume CBD by dabbing/vaporizing and eating CBD edibles. We have already discussed how smoking cannabis in these times can be really dangerous so it is better to use edibles or other CBD-infused products. We’re already aware that CBD-infused products have a positive effect on our body and how it can really boost our energy.

Should I use Vape pens, Joints?

If you’re thinking about using Vape pens or joints to smoke Marijuana in these times then this might not be the best option for you right now. Try to avoid smoking Marijuana/Cannabis because doing so can compromise your lungs. In case you’re affected by Coronavirus, then chances of surviving are much less. According to a health specialist, "From China and Italy, we see people who developed COVID-19 and had underlying lung disease, [they] have more complications and die more often. This is the perfect time to stop smoking."

Should you keep using CBD products?

If you’re wondering if you can still use CBD products then the answer that you’re looking for is ‘Yes’. You can continue the use of CBD products but it is better to consume CBD through edibles because they are safer. But, if you’re addicted to smoking cannabis then you need to stop smoking cannabis and look for other ways to consume cannabis.

Where to get Cannabis? 


Many businesses around the country are closed but Cannabis dispensaries are still open and many of them are also offering home-delivery services so you won’t have to worry about stocking up. You can use WeedMaps to find the nearby Dispensary. 

Are there any medicines or cure for coronavirus?


There is no cure or medicine that is specifically used to treat coronavirus and there is no vaccine either but there are few medicines that are showing some promising results. The following drugs are being tested against the coronavirus to find a potential cure. Some of these medicines are showing some good results in mild cases of Coronavirus.


1 - Favipiravir


2 - Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine


3 - Azithromycin


4 - Remdesivir


5 - Actemra


6 - Kaletra 


Conclusion


In conclusion, the only thing you need to do is avoid smoking cannabis but you can use CBD-infused products to consume CBD and get your daily dose of Cannabis. Stay Home & Stay Safe! 



That’s all folks! 

Written by - SM Talha




Disclaimer - This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases -Copyright © 2020





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