For the moment, no dependable research exists on the effect of CBD or THC on COVID-19. But a few things are known about marijuana and general wellness. The outbreak of the corona virus this year has made things a bit more serious and difficult as the world is   dealing with multiple citywide quarantines, global economic disruption, and a pandemic being compared to the Spanish flu. Cannabis users are therefore advised to pay closer attention to everyone’s cough patterns during a smoke sesh.  They should stop accepting mouth-wet blunts from strangers. And if they think they are coming down with something, they should wave a lighter under the mouthpiece before passing the pipe.

 Even though little is known about marijuana and the corona virus as of now, of there is a wealth of potential medicinal benefits both preventative and curative in alternative cannabinoids and non-psychoactive cannabis and when it comes to the regular flu, CBD has been found to help support the  immune systems in  easing symptoms, and replacing over-the-counter pain relievers, sleeping  aids, and  the  medicated salves  of marijuana are currently taking up space in most medicine cabinets. But it should be noted that not just any CBD will do, and CBD alone won’t do it all as far as the COVID-19 is concerned.

As such marijuana users are advised to keep vigorously washing their hands, mind their coughs, avoid large crowds, and be a bit stingier with their pipes and joints. But if they find themselves slipping under the weather, for whatever reason, below are a few things to know about how marijuana might help ease symptoms.

CBD for Immune System Support

Much research is still required to accurately determine the link between the immune and endocannabinoid systems in the body, but it’s well established that CBD helps in reducing self-harming autoimmune and inflammatory responses. According to Anna Symonds, director of East Fork Cultivars’ CBD Certified program,  that CBD acts as an immune system modulator,  meaning  that it’s like a thermostat—it can turn the level of activity down or up, depending on the needs of the

Cannabis for Bronchodilation

A research by Symonds reported that marijuana can act as a medication that opens the airways of the lungs by relaxing bronchial muscles known as a bronchodilatora medication that opens the airways of the lungs by relaxing bronchial muscles. That’s not a suggestion to smoke a fat blunt if you’re already fighting bronchial irritation. But if a user is clogged up with phlegm, he/she can use a tabletop vaporizer to smoothly inhale the flower with a high concentration of alpha-pinene which is a known bronchodilator and supports easier breathing.

Marijuana as an Antibacterial

Several researchers have looked into the antibacterial properties of all five major cannabinoids, but in February, a study led by Professor Eric Brown of McMaster University revealed that cannabigerol is particularly effective in the treatment of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.  According Brown, CBG proved to be marvelous at tackling pathogenic bacteria and the findings suggested a real therapeutic potential for cannabinoids as antibiotics.

CBD as a Pain Reliever

One of the most popular uses of marijuana is as pain killer especially the CBD compound for its effectiveness as a pain reliever, mostly due to its anti-inflammatory effects.  However, of CBD is less effective at “medium” dose and is generally less effective than full-spectrum products made from the whole plant, with the entire range of cannabinoids composed of low levels of THC and terpenes intact. Clinical studies suggest that whole-plant formulated cannabis products are much more effective, so the user can take a smaller dose than with isolate to get similar, if not more robust, effects.

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