Although I have discussed lung function and cannabis in the past, with the Coronavirus now reaching pandemic proportions, I thought this would be a good time to readdress the pulmonary benefits to be obtained from cannabinoids.
In addition to the many symptoms associated with the disease, the patients who contract COVID-19 develop a very serious lung infection. Most Coronavirus deaths are related to these pulmonary issues, including pneumonia.
For elderly or frail patients, as well as for patients with compromised pulmonary function, cannabis can help clear the airways of mucous, as well as dilate the bronchial smooth muscles. Both of these functions are critical in treating infected airways, and in expediting the overall healing process.
If you are afflicted with asthma or COPD, I would strongly recommend properly dosed medical grade whole plant cannabis products for bronchodilation and airway clearing.
Wishing all of you the best of health and well-being during these uncertain times.