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.

Allan Frankel, MD Dr Allan Frankel is one of the few physicians in the US who truly understands Cannabis as a medicine. All treatments suggested have been well studied. Every patient seen by Dr Frankel is given a personally created Treatment Plan created with the patient's specific issues defined. Plant medicine requires "tuning" of the dosing. Dr Frankel works with his patients thru a messaging portal. The use of this portal, allows quick and simple follow up contact with Dr Frankel. Patients are not charged for these messages, as this is how Dr Frankel has learned what he has learned. Follow up appointments in person or by phone/video are also available when needed

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