Cannabis & COVID-19: Higher Risks for Smokers

If you’ve been stressed and firing up a little more than usual – or maybe for the first time – to ease the pressure, experts want you to know that smoking week could increase your risk for getting severe complications from COVID-19 if you test positive for the coronavirus.

According to CNN, the chief medical officer of the American Lung Association says the inflammation in the lungs that cannabis causes could make the symptoms worse and land you on a ventilator. The risk is similar for people who smoke cigarettes, have COPD, moderate to severe asthma and other lung diseases.

But nowhere in the article did I see it say anything about edibles… so choose wisely!

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