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Cannabis and the Coronavirus: Things to Know

Cannabis and Coronavirus
Here's what to know regarding cannabis and COVID-19 [Source: Veriheal]

People around the globe are taking precautions as concern over the pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow. Here are some things to know regarding cannabis and coronavirus.

1. Do Not Share Your Medication

Although your medical marijuana should not be shared in the first place, refrain from sharing your medication as this could be a sure way to spread any germs or viruses, including COVID-19.

2. Avoid Inhaling Cannabis When Sick

Inhaling when you are already fighting off a cold or illness may not be the best thing for your immune system. Although THC & CBD are known to help alleviate symptoms such as pain, nausea and also induce sleep, seeking an alternative consumption method, such as edibles or tinctures, can make it easier on your body for the time being.

3. Wash Your Hands Frequently

Washing your hands is one of the biggest measures you can take in helping to prevent the spread of germs. Before you medicate or begin indulging when the munchies kick in, wash your hands for 30 seconds.

4. Be Mindful When Visiting a Dispensary

Dispensaries see multiple patients every day who come in to purchase their medication. Consider your interactions with budtenders and others around you and do your best to avoid shaking hands, touching your face and wash your hands after touching surfaces. Green Springs dispensary in Hot Springs is already taking precautions and has temporarily suspended their trademark "smell the product from the jar" to help protect the health of patients.

5. Clean Your Glassware

Cleaning your glassware before and/or after use can be beneficial to ensure that any lurking bacteria or germs can be cleared out.

6. Be Cautious About Internet and Social Media Claims

There have already been sensational posts online regarding CBD or cannabis and COVID-19. Any posts regarding these claims should be ignored as there is no solid research between the use of cannabis or CBD and Coronavirus.

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