It’s no myth that marijuana smokers have an increased lung capacity. But, can the herb actually help treat chronic respiratory illnesses? Contrary to popular belief, many patients with respiratory diseases have found relief with cannabis oil. In this second installment of our Healthy Lungs series, we’ll look at the case for medical marijuana and COPD.
Marijuana and healthy lungs
The act of smoking marijuana has gotten a bad rap when it comes to lung health. Namely, because breathing in hot, ashy smoke of any kind isn’t the best way to protect yourself from lung damage. Fortunately, compounds in the marijuana plant may actually mitigate some of the damage and irritation caused by smoke and other ailments.
While it may seem a little counterintuitive, anecdotal evidence suggests that medical cannabis may help relieve symptoms in respiratory conditions like COPD (and asthma). Here’s the scoop on how the herb may lend a hand.
What is COPD?
COPD stands for “Chronic Obstructive…