Is ordering cannabis in Las Vegas safe during COVID-19?
Many of our customers are wondering if cannabis is safe during COVID-19. There’s a wide range of questions surrounding this core question, and we want to help you answer all of them in this post.
Cannabis Safety During COVID-19
Speaking generally, ordering cannabis in Las Vegas during COVID-19 is perfectly safe— as long as you take the proper precautions, including proper social distancing whenever possible and the use of a face mask when interacting with delivery people or employees who deliver the vehicle to your car.
Here are some of the other things you need to know about ordering cannabis in Las Vegas during COVID-19.
Order Delivery or Pickup Where You Can
Indoor gatherings of multiple people are one of the main ways through which the virus spreads. If you can, choose a dispensary or cannabis retail store that allows for delivery or curbside pickup, where employees bring your order directly to your car or the transaction can occur outside the store itself. If you do find yourself shopping in a store, keep a safe 6ft distance, wear a mask, and wash your hands.
Can Cannabis Keep Me From Getting Sick?
While cannabis hasn’t been proven to decrease your chances of getting COVID-19, it may have potential indirect benefits that may help. Many cannabis users experience a reduction of anxiety, as well as improved sleep thanks to the effects of cannabinoids like THC and CBD that help individuals fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and experience deeper, more high quality sleep.
When you get appropriate sleep, your immune system is strengthened and is able to function to its full capability. Does this mean that better sleep through cannabis will guarantee you can’t catch COVID-19? Not at all. But helping to keep your immune system and body in top condition can’t hurt.
Can Cannabis Increase My Chances of Getting Sick?
There’s no research or logical reason to suggest that cannabis use will increase your chances of contracting COVID-19. As an airborne virus that passes via person-to-person interaction, there’s nothing inherently dangerous about cannabis use.
That said, the social aspects of cannabis use could be cause for concern. Smoking or sharing cannabis in an enclosed space, for example, could heighten your chances of contracting the virus from someone you’re hanging out with. As we mentioned above, spending time in a crowded store or dispensary can also heighten your exposure.
But again, there’s no evidence to suggest that cannabis itself can increase your chances of contracting the virus.
Can Smoking Cannabis Make Me More Likely to Experience Severe/Lasting Side Effects from COVID-19?
Smoking of any kind can have negative effects on the lungs. Because COVID-19 largely affects the lungs and cardiovascular system, continuing to choose smoking as your consumption method of choice during the virus may not be the smartest move.
If you can, we suggest alternating to a different mode of consumption every so often if you’re worried about severe side effects if you contract the virus. Try edibles, tinctures, or oils instead.
Mental Health Benefits
Separate from the physical risk factors relating to COVID-19, life under lockdown and confronting a global pandemic isn’t easy on anyone. It can result in anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns.
Responsible cannabis use has been shown to help treat issues like anxiety and depression, as well as lack of sleep resulting from either of these two.
Our Advice for Safe Cannabis Use During COVID-19
To sum it up, here are some of our tips for safe cannabis use during COVID-19:
- Order for delivery or pickup rather than shopping in-store if possible
- Consider alternating between smoking or vaping and other consumption methods if you’re worried about building up or maintaining healthy lungs
- Care for your mental health during lockdown and all of the stress that comes with it through responsible cannabis use
Throughout this strange time, our team at Green is here for you. Reach out to us with all of your cannabis questions— and remember that you can safely order delivery or curbside pickup to get your cannabis while socially distancing.