Ideas for Hashish Use With out Respiratory Irritation – firebird-cbdoil
W When states and local governments began to better understand the effects of the corona virus on citizens and US hospitals, it was a rush to get personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and respirators supply – simply put, a machine that helps you breathe – started. According to reports from severely affected countries such as China and Italy, a significant number of people who were infected with COVID-19 had to be hospitalized for serious respiratory diseases, especially pneumonia.
A Chinese study that examined 78 COVID-19 patients found that those who smoked in the past had more severe symptoms than those who did not. No study has been conducted to investigate the effects of smoking or vaping cannabis and coronavirus. However, we know that COVID-19 leads to respiratory diseases in many patients and that smoking and vaping are both associated with inflammation of the lungs. Because of this, some people, especially medical marijuana patients, have been looking for alternative methods of burning.
The Effects of Burning Cannabis
Every good cannabis user knows that taking cannabis through flammable substances like joints, blunts, pipes or even vaporizers (does anyone remember the vape cart crisis last year?) Is not necessarily the healthiest way to consume, even if there is no pandemic, everyone's health is threatening, including young people. But COVID-19 has even persuaded loyal smokers and vapers to reevaluate consumption methods and buy more food instead.
Any form of smoking is not good for your lungs. Image credits
Researchers have known for decades that smoking cigarettes is incredibly dangerous to your health, especially your respiratory system. While the effects of cannabis use via flammable methods are much less known, it is believed that long-term and frequent use can lead to lung diseases such as emphysema, bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Smoking of any kind weakens the immune system and reduces the body's ability to fight infections, which is of paramount importance at this critical moment of the coronavirus. Fortunately, there are many ways to use cannabis that have nothing to do with smoking or vaping.
Executive Director of the National Organization for Reform of the Marijuana Law (NORML), Erik Altieri, urged cannabis users to avoid smokable use methods while the pandemic is happening, and instructed consumers and patients to use methods, that have no effects on the lungs, such as cannabis foods, oils and tinctures.
Consuming cannabis in a different way
The transition to non-flammable methods can be a learning curve for some, especially for food, the dosage of which can be notoriously difficult. Given that you may have a little more time at home, you should try making your own cannabis butter to infuse homemade baked goods, or canna oil to add to savory dishes, or as a dressing for vegetable dishes and salads. You can find some edible tips and tricks in our educational resources by food. To get to the next level, try tinctures that are surprisingly easy to make at home.
Food is a great way to consume during the COVID crisis. Image credits
For medical patients whose consumption dose is titrated by smokable methods, doing without an evaporator or a joint can be a difficult transition or not at all. In such cases, avoid sharing with others and regularly clean devices with at least 70 percent isopropyl alcohol. And of course wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds before and after eating.
Another way to protect yourself during COVID-19 is to only buy cannabis from licensed and legal companies. They not only support an important company and employees, but also consume cannabis that has been tested for contaminants and pulmonary irritants such as pesticides and molds. Stay safe out there!
Have you changed your consumption habits in response to COVID-19? Share your experience in the comments below.
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