Weed is a popular option for reducing stress during the quarantine period. But it has been suspected by the experts that smoking marijuana frequently or occasionally could increase the chances to get affected by the novel coronavirus.
When the airways receive the smoke of cannabis, it causes inflammation which is very much similar to bronchitis. Airway inflammation would get you infection and that will create more complications, said by a pulmonologist, named Dr Albert Rizzo, chief medical officer for the American Lung Association.
As the COVID-19 is itself a pulmonary disease, it will be difficult to differentiate that the inflammation of bronchitis has been caused by the inflammation or COVID-19. Chain smokers, peoples with the COPD, asthma patients and other chronic lung diseases have a high risk of illness from COVID-19.
As the dry cough is the primary sign of COVID-19, by any chance if a person is coughing by smoking a joint of weed, it could be difficult to a diagnosis that cough. So it is better to avoid weed to get rid of stress.