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  • Olivia Castro

Cannabis and the COVID-19 Shot

Updated: Sep 21, 2021

The last year and a half has been a hard one to say the least. The COVID-19 pandemic has been trying for all of us. After so long in quarantine and social distancing, the COVID-19 shot has given us a silver lining!

With mask mandates being removed and restaurants back at full capacity, many of us are celebrating with a drink. Cheers-ing to a new day with a pandemic behind us.

But some of us prefer to celebrate with cannabis instead. This has many of us wondering, how does marijuana interact with the COVID-19 shot?

At Ohio Marijuana Card, we want to be your to-go medical marijuana card provider and also your number one source of marijuana information! So in today’s article we will be discussing if and how marijuana impacts the COVID-19 shot.

Does Marijuana Affect the COVID-19 Shot?

Many people are wondering how marijuana or alcohol interacts with the COVID-19 shot. This is because we are in an unprecedented time. We’ve never had a vaccine come out so quickly and many people have been wary of taking it. Those that have are still concerned about how the shot could affect them overall.

The trials for the vaccines did not look at cannabis use at all in their research so many have been concerned if there would be a potential issue. Multiple experts have revealed that there is no evidence that the shot interacts poorly with either marijuana or alcohol.

There has even been an abundance of anecdotal evidence that also points towards cannabis use before or after the shot being okay too. Over 334 million doses of the vaccine have been given in the U.S. and has been linked to the decline in the number of cases. With these numbers available you can see there are millions of marijuana users who have received their shot and have experienced no bad interactions due to marijuana use.

Dr. Frank Lucido is a medical marijuana specialist based in California who shares that he is more concerned about lung illness from COVID-19 than the possible interaction between marijuana and the vaccine. He believes that if patients stick to their typical marijuana habits, they shouldn’t be overly concerned with possible interactions as the body is creating new antibodies to protect against COVID-19.


While medical experts believe there is no reason to be overly worried about the vaccine’s interaction with cannabis, the best thing to do is talk to your doctor. Just have an open and honest conversation with your doctor and they will be able to help you!


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Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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