Coronavirus! It’s that time again, there is mass hysteria. There is actually panic. Women in India fight each other out of the tent to hoard toilet paper, mouth masks can no longer be worn and are sold at extortionate prices and KLM sees the price of its shares plummet to an all-time low.
Yes, of course we are talking about the coronavirus, the Thick-van-Dale word of 2020. It is of course a serious virus and the extent to which the number of victims or infected is increasing seems to spread like an oil slick around the world. Today, the death toll stands at several thousand people. That is of course terrible, especially when it concerns someone you know. Converted, about 78 people die every day. And that causes panic. A lot of panic.
But what exactly is the effect of the coronavirus on cannabis use? How do you keep yourself and your environment safe? Today we describe some practical tips to keep in mind!
How Do You Guarantee Your Health During The Coronavirus?
It speaks for itself for some people, less for others. Fortunately, there are really a number of things you can do to protect yourself and your environment against the corona virus. We throw them in a row!
Stop Distributing Joints, Blunts And Bongs as Long as The Corona Virus is Active.
It is of course one of the best aspects of using cannabis with your friends, the social aspect! Still, there is a huge chance of contracting or spreading the virus if you ingest someone else’s saliva or leave it behind. Just stick to your own supply for now and limit yourself to a friendly “elbow bump”.
Wash Your Hands (very) Regularly and For a Long Time!
It may sound like you’re fourteen again and your mom or dad is talking to you. Wash your hands! This may be one of those (in your view) exaggerated measures, but in practice this is the solution against the further spread of the corona virus. Before and after using cannabis, wash your hands under a hot tap for 20 seconds. 20 seconds is about as long as it will take “long will your life” to sing, just to name a reference!
Recognize The Symptoms Of The Coronavirus
It helps enormously when you know exactly which symptoms to watch out for. You may have seen them on the Internet, heard through friends or heard on television or radio, but here they come again:
- Shortness of breath
- Have been in contact with a corona patient or visited a country where the virus is prevalent
Note: the definition of “country where the virus is prevalent” changes by the hour. Always keep current statistics to keep up to date with developments in the field of coronavirus.
Limit Social Contact Moments and Physical Interactions
Believe us, you really don’t have to duck into a nuclear cellar until the virus blows over. But it really doesn’t hurt to be a little careful when you’re out the door. Waving a nod or nod is also sufficient as a greeting, instead of that hearty embrace or shaking a hand.
It is also best to keep the number of social contact moments limited. The less chance of interacting with an infected person, the more likely you are to remain virus-free. Ultimately it is simple math.
Come Up With a Plan B For Self-quarantine
If you do get infected or at least get one or more symptoms, make sure you stay indoors. It is ideal if you can work from home and only go out the door for the much needed groceries. RIVM has an extensive page with questions and answers, including the development of a self-quarantine plan. Consult the RIVM site for the latest updates and all questions and answers surrounding the virus.
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It is actually quite simple. Do not panic. Do not do stupid things. At the most, be a little more careful and a bit more hygienic than you normally would. Limit the number of social contact moments and physical interaction and keep that joint to yourself instead of sharing it. It may take a while and it is probably less fun than you would normally smoke a joint with your friends, but it is worth it. Take care of yourself, take care of your environment. Ultimately, everyone benefits the most.