Millions of medical marijuana patients are about to receive their COVID vaccine. COVID is still a relatively new disease, and receiving a vaccination will be a novel experience for many people.
Unsurprisingly, medical cannabis patients have plenty of questions about MMJ and the COVID vaccine, such as… Can I consume medical marijuana on the day of my COVID jab? Does medical marijuana help with COVID vaccine anxiety? Is smoking MMJ before getting my COVID vaccine OK? Which is the most COVID-safe MMJ dosing method?
Today we’ll answer all these questions and more.
Medical Marijuana Smokers And COVID
The COVID pandemic has radically changed the day-to-day life experience of many MMJ patients. Most medical marijuana patients, and most Americans in general, have seen their work and living situations change during the pandemic. Buying medical marijuana has been a different experience for many patients, with dispensary opening hours changing and home delivery becoming more popular.
Now that the COVID vaccines are rolling out, MMJ patients are wondering if medical marijuana will interfere with the efficacy of the jab.
Can I Consume Medical Marijuana On The Day Of My COVID Jab?
There is no evidence to suggest that medical marijuana interferes with the efficacy of the COVID vaccine. So, in general, there is no problem with consuming MMJ on the day of your COVID jab.
Does Medical Marijuana Help With COVID Vaccine Anxiety?
Some people are feeling quite anxious about getting a COVID vaccine. Some may be wary of the vaccine itself, while others are anxious about needles. Certain strains of medical marijuana can be used to treat anxiety and calm the nerves.
Medical Marijuana And Pain Relief
Some MMJ patients suffer from chronic pain, and for this reason, getting to the vaccine center could be difficult. MMJ is highly effective at treating chronic pain, so those who use it may not be able to get to the vaccine center without dosing with MMJ.
Is Smoking MMJ Before Getting My COVID Vaccine OK?
Smoking has been shown to increase people’s chances of getting respiratory illnesses such as COVID, so smoking MMJ is not the most COVID-safe form of dosing. However, there is no evidence that suggests that smoking MMJ before getting your COVID vaccine interferes with its efficacy.
Can I Dose With Medical Marijuana And Drive?
One important factor to take into account is that medical marijuana impairs driving and reduces your ability to drive safely. So if you are driving to and from the vaccination center, you should not dose with MMJ until you arrive home.
Can I Take Pain Medication Before The COVID Vaccine?
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you do not take pain medications before getting your COVID-19 vaccine because it may result in a decrease in the antibody response. It is fine to take a painkiller after having the jab.
Who Should Not Get The COVID-19 Vaccine?
The COVID vaccine is safe for everybody apart from people with specific allergies. People with a severe allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine should not get it. People with a severe allergic reaction to any vaccine or injectable medication should consult with their doctor before the COVID-19 vaccine.
Are Medical Marijuana Smokers More Susceptible To COVID?
Smokers in general, including MMJ smokers, are more susceptible to respiratory illnesses such as COVID. Several studies have shown that smokers have a higher risk of getting COVID-19.
What Are The Different Medical Marijuana Dosing Methods?
Medical marijuana has several effective dosing methods apart from smoking. If you wish to change how you dose to avoid increasing your COVID risk, you could try:
- MMJ-infused edibles
- MMJ-infused teas and drinks
- Topical rubs, lotions, oils
Which Is The Most COVID-Safe MMJ Dosing Method?
Smoking is the least COVID-safe (and most unhealthy in general) method of dosing with MMJ. All of the other medical marijuana dosing methods are more COVID-safe and healthy in general.
How Can I Get A Medical Marijuana Card?
Medical marijuana can be used to treat a large array of medical conditions, including:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Chronic pain
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscle spasms
The best way to get a medical marijuana card is to visit the MMJRecs online clinic. Here you will have a consultation with an MMJ doctor in your state. Once they have verified your suitability for MMJ treatment, you will immediately be emailed a legal medical marijuana physician certification form. It is a quick and easy process.