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Does Marijuana Interact with the Covid-19 Vaccine?


The last year and a half has been a hard one for us all. The COVID-19 pandemic has really put us through the ringer. After months of quarantine and social distancing, the COVID-19 shot has finally given us a little bit of hope!


With mask requirements being lifted and businesses back to full capacity, many of us are celebrating with a drink. Cheers to a new day with a pandemic long behind us!


But some of us prefer to celebrate with our favorite herb instead. This has many of us wondering, does marijuana interact with the COVID-19 shot?


At West Virginia Marijuana Card, we want to be your to-go medical marijuana card provider and your number one source of marijuana information! So in this article today, we will be discussing what experts are saying about marijuana use and the COVID-19 vaccine.


Does Marijuana Interact with the COVID-19 Shot?

Many are wondering if marijuana interacts with the COVID-19 shot. We are in unprecedented times. We’ve never had a vaccine come out so quickly and many West Virginians are nervous about taking it. Those who are still concerned are often worried about how the vaccine can affect them in the future.


The vaccine trials did not monitor marijuana use in their research, so many people have been concerned if there would be a potential issue. Multiple experts have revealed that there is no evidence that the vaccine interacts poorly with marijuana.


There has also been an abundance of anecdotal evidence that also points towards marijuana use before or after the shot being okay. Over 334 million doses of the vaccine have been given in the U.S. so far and the shot has been linked to the decline in the number of COVID-19 cases. There are millions of marijuana users who have received their shot and have experienced no severe interactions due to their cannabis use.


Dr. Frank Lucido, a medical marijuana specialist based in California, shares that he is more concerned about lung illness from COVID-19 than the possible interaction between cannabis use and the vaccine. He states that if patients stick to their typical cannabis habits, they shouldn’t be overly worried about possible interactions as the body is creating new antibodies to protect against COVID-19.


Takeaways

Even though medical experts believe there is no reason to be overly concerned about the vaccine’s interaction with cannabis, the best thing to do is talk to your doctor. Just have an open and honest conversation with your doctor and they will be able to help you!



Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.


West Virginia Marijuana Card’s mission is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.


If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!


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