Cannabis consumers who caught COVID had ‘better outcomes and mortality’ than non-consumers, study finds

Cannabis consumers who caught COVID-19 had significantly lower rates of intubation, respiratory failure, and death than people who do not consume, according to a new study based on hospital data that was presented this week at the annual conference of The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) in Honolulu. “Marijuana users had better outcomes and mortality compared to non-users,” the study says, suggesting that the observed benefits might result from cannabis’s “potential to inhibit viral entry into cells and prevent the release of proinflammatory cytokines.”

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