Using marijuana when you’re sick is not necessarily a bad idea, although it will depend on the type of sickness you have to determine whether or not it is the best idea. Smoking weed while sick is known to both relieve symptoms and irritate them, so stick around and find out what the best trick is to still get you high while sick.
Out of all the sicknesses, a sore throat is probably the worst one to have if you are very big into smoking weed. Smoking weed while sick with a sore throat can irritate it even more and cause it to swell due to an increase in coughing. However just because it is not the best idea to smoke with a sore throat does not mean you can’t get high.
Edibles and tinctures are a great way to get high with a sore throat without irritating it through smoking. And this is not to say you can’t smoke while having a sore throat, it just may increase some of your symptoms. Being high while having a sore throat can make the irritability go away, get rid of any headaches you may have, or you may just forget about it for a brief period of time.
Smoking weed while sick with a cold also may not be the best idea, especially if you’re already coughing up a storm. Vaporizing is a great alternative if you have a cold and is a lot easier on your lungs. Vaporizers do a great job of removing the carcinogens that would otherwise irritate your lungs and give you a nice smooth hit.
If vaping just isn’t for you and you must smoke, try using a bong with warm water it is known to be a lot less harsh on your lungs.
Getting high with a cold can help relieve your body aches, headaches, and overall just make you feel better so if you find a method that works for you I would stick with it when you’re feeling under the weather.
People often report having a higher heart rate while smoking marijuana, this may not seem like it would effect you but with a stuffy nose, it could cause your nose to constrict more making your symptoms worse.
On the other hand, some people say that smoking marijuana helps to unplug their nose and allows them to smell again, so you’ll have to try this one out for yourself to see which results happen to you.
Sleeping is a vital part of any sickness and can help speed up the healing process. Marijuana is known to help people sleep better, which could be a major benefit of getting high while you are sick. Often with colds, sore throats or stuffy noses it is hard to fall asleep or stay asleep. Smoking weed while you’re sick can be the perfect remedy for helping you get the sleep you need.
Marijuana is not going to magically heal you if you’re sick, but it could help ease the symptoms. It affects everyone differently so give it a shot and see how you feel!