People around the world are taking strict precautions as concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow. Here are some things to know regarding medical marijuana and the 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 Marijuana 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 the virus. Before you medicate or begin indulging when the munchies kick in, wash your hands for at least 20 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.
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. Alcohol and salt are sure to do the trick.
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.