Is Cannabis Use Associated With Pulmonary Disease And COVID-19?

A new study using data from 500 thousand participants is shedding light on the effects of smoking cannabis on the lungs of users.

In a new study released this week, researchers used data from UK Biobank (UKB) to evaluate the effect of cannabis on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection and to determine whether cannabis lung damage might facilitate COVID-19 infection in formerly regular users.

The UKB study -a prospective observational study comprising about 500,000 men and  from across England, Wales and Scotland, between 2006 and 2010. Included in the study were all UKB subjects who had cannabis-use data, COVID-19 test …

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