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Cannabis and coronavirus: Here’s what you need to know

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Cannabis and coronavirus: Here’s what you need to know

 

The global concern over the coronavirus known as COVID-19 has many people taking precautions against contracting the virus. Here’s what we know about cannabis and this novel coronavirus.

How cannabis users can stay healthy around coronavirus

Stop sharing joints, blunts, and bongs while coronavirus is spreading

The puff-and-pass customs surrounding cannabis are among the greatest pleasures of the plant. But passing around a joint is is a good way to spread any virus, including COVID-19. For now, stick to your own supply and offer a friendly elbow bump.

Wash your hands frequently

We can’t emphasize this enough. Thorough handwashing really, really, really does help prevent transmission of coronavirus, as well as other ailments. Before you sit down for a session or dig into some munchies, make sure to wash your hands for a count of 20 seconds. That’s as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday to You”—or the first chorus of Sublime’s “Smoke Two Joints.” Just saying.

Don’t buy into unproven coronavirus remedies

Given the general hype around CBD, expect to hear outlandish claims about its effect on coronavirus, most likely spread via social media. These claims are not true. There is no solid research on CBD and coronavirus.

Be cautious with cannabis around COVID-19

Smoking weed when you’re down with a virus: Not such a great idea. Leafly’s article Cannabis for colds and flu? Here’s what the experts say has a lot of helpful advice about integrating cannabis (or not) into the treatment and recovery from a normal flu. Yes, THC and CBD have pain-relieving, sleep-inducing, and anti-inflammatory properties.

But inhaling hot smoke is the last thing your lungs need when fighting a cold or flu. Do your research before medicating.

 

Take precautions about physical contact with others

Stop shaking hands. A wave or friendly verbal greeting helps everyone. You don’t need to lock yourself in a panic room, but do consider your interactions with other people and with public surfaces when out and about.

Leave the face masks for ill patients and healthcare providers

The CDC and other health agencies are clear on this: Masks are meant to prevent already infected patients from spreading the virus, and to protect healthcare professionals working in high-risk environments. Frequent handwashing is far more effective than wearing a mask.

Be aware of COVID-19 symptoms

Don’t jam up the emergency room if it’s just a common cold, but get yourself tested if you fit the criteria for COVID-19 symptoms. Those include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Have been in contact with a COVID-19 patient, or traveled recently to an area with ongoing spread.

Note: The definition of “area with ongoing spread” changes practically by the hour, and this item on the symptom list is becoming less important as the virus is recognized as extant in local communities.

Have a self-quarantine plan

At this point we’re talking about a spectrum, from choosing a work-at-home option (if you’re fortunate enough to have that choice) to a full-on home quarantine. The CDC has a page of recommendations for those who stay home with a suspected case of COVID-19.

Are bong condoms really a thing?

Absolutely! Get yourself one of these fun devices. One of our in-house experts suggests this $8 silicone rubber mouthpiece from Dabbing Warehouse, an embarrassingly shaped device that fits over the mouth of a bong or dab rig for hygienic inhaling.

Others prefer the $15.99 silicone MouthPeace from Mooselabs, which uses activated carbon filters. Jay the Cannabis Explorer reviews it in the video below:

 

Another suggestion: Pax Era mouthpiece covers can be had for $4.30 a pop from Delta 3D Studios. Use an X-Acto knife to cut a hole in the closed end and you’ve got yourself a personal lip caddy.

Note: Most viral transmission happens via the hands, so while you’re being so clever with your lips you should watch your fingers, which are holding a bong or vape that many others have just recently held as well. Just saying.

Will this affect cannabis product supplies?

Because all legal cannabis products are produced within the state in which they’re sold, industry experts aren’t expecting a shortage of actual cannabis due to import slowdowns.

That’s not to say there won’t be shortages or supply interruptions in certain products. Most vape batteries and wholesale vape cartridges are manufactured in China. Those supply chains have already seen slowdowns and interruptions due to quarantines impacting the Chinese manufacturing sector.

The US imports about 30 million Chinese vape pens and cartridges every month. Most shipments stopped due to the annual Chinese New Year shutdown in mid-January and haven’t fully resumed due to the coronavirus.

“A supply pinch is coming in weeks and will persist for months,” says Dan Fung, CEO of American Made Vapes. “Prices will rise. Shortages of packaging and vape pens could occur.”

Much of the packaging materials utilized by cannabis companies is also manufactured in China, so a slowdown in those materials may result in a slowdown in stateside production.

The development of new cannabis-related products may be slowed as well, as designers and manufacturers can’t rely on a steady supply of wholesale products and materials from China right now.

Will this affect 4/20 events?

The likely answer is yes. Organizers of 4/20 celebrations, which are now less than six weeks away, are already considering how a wider outbreak of COVID-19 could impact their events.

One cannabis store manager told Leafly he was putting a food truck ordered for 4/20 on hold because of health concerns. 4/20 festivals were already changing and evolving due to the expansion of legalization. The coronavirus outbreak may further accelerate that change in ways that are hard to predict right now.

What about legalization campaigns?

If COVID-19 spreads to more American cities, we may see more cancellations of larger events, gatherings, and festivals. Larger-scale shopping malls and commercial districts may see a downturn in pedestrian traffic. That may affect the ability of signature gatherers to bank enough names to qualify legalization initiatives by a given deadline.

Leafly’s Election 2020 page has a full rundown of all the state legalization campaigns currently aiming at the November 2020 ballot.

 

https://www.leafly.com/news/health/cannabis-coronavirus-covid-19-facts

 

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10 myths and conspiracy theories around coronavirus debunked

 

Since the coronavirus outbreak began late last year, several myths and conspiracy theories have begun swirling online.

Often shared widely on social media, many promote bizarre and ineffective treatment methods they claim can cure the disease.

While some even speculate that coronavirus may have been created by the Chinese government.

The virus has so far been detected in at least 70 countries with 90,000 cases and 3,100 deaths. Here are some of the most widely shared fallacies about the outbreak, according to AFP Factcheck.

1. China created the virus in a lab

Several theories circulated online have suggested the disease may have been created as a biological weapon by the Chinese government. 

But the Russian ministry of health and a team of 27 health experts from outside of China later refuted the claims.

The health experts said in a statement in The Lancet: “We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that Covid-19 does not have a natural origin.”

 

2. The virus was caused by 5G

According to fact-checking website FullFact, one conspiracy theory suggests that a 5G mobile network may have caused the coronavirus outbreak by damaging peoples’ immune systems.

The city of Wuhan in China, the centre of the new coronavirus outbreak, has a 5G network - but scientists have found no link between the new coronavirus and 5G.

Public Health England has previously said there is no “convincing evidence” that 5G adversely affects peoples’ health.

3. A runny nose isn’t a symptom

Multiple posted on social media suggested that a runny nose and sputum secretion are not symptoms of coronavirus.

The posts claim the disease presents itself as “a dry cough without runny nose”.

Medical authorities in China, the US and the World Health Organization (WHO), however, have listed both as possible signs of the disease.

4. Vitamin D protects against coronavirus

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube posts claim vitamin D can help reduce the risk of infection.

While vitamin D from sunlight can help boost the immune system, taking supplements cannot help protect against coronavirus.

Dr Thiravat Hemachudha, head of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Center at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University, said: “Statements that claim Vitamin D can prevent coronavirus or other viral infections are not true.

5. Anti-malaria drugs have cured thousands

A Nigerian newspaper published an article which claimed that “12,552 patients in China” had been cured by anti-malarials.

The China National Center for Biotechnology Development confirmed the drug has “a certain curative effect on the novel coronavirus” but did not say it cured 12,552 patients.

The drug has reportedly only been used in clinical trials with “over 100 patients”.

6. Black people are less susceptible

Facebook posts shared thousands of times claim that a Cameroonian man living in China was cured of the novel coronavirus “because he has black skin”.

A Cameroonian student was successfully treated for the illness, but doctors claim there is “no scientific evidence” to suggest black people have a better chance of fighting the virus.

“Ethnicity and genetics have no influence on recovery from the virus, and black people don’t have more antibodies than white people,” Professor Amadou Alpha Sall, director of the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, told AFP.

7. China euthanised over 20,000 patients 

A fake article circulated on social media claimed the Chinese government sought approval from the country’s Supreme Court to have 20,000 patients killed to stop coronavirus spreading.

The China’s Supreme People’s Court has never held a hearing on such a case and the websites which shared the article have frequently been accused of spreading “fake news”.

 

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-conspiracy-theories-myths-debunked-135739788.html

 

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Not Even Cannabis Can Escape the Coronavirus: Cannabis Weekly

Of all the industries, you’d think cannabis would be one of the most immune to supply-chain disruptions from the coronavirus. Yet even it’s beginning to feel the impact.

 
 

Feather Co., a cannabis hardware provider that sources nearly all of its products from China, is experiencing shipment delays of two to four weeks due to epidemic-related factory shutdowns, according to Chief Executive Officer Pat Lehoux.

 
 

Those delays are likely even longer for other companies that don’t have strong relationships with their suppliers, Lehoux said.

 
 

“When it comes to the delay a customer will actually get when dealing with a Chinese company, it really comes down to the relationship you have with that manufacturer,” he said. “If you’re going through a third party and you don’t have that close relationship, I think the delays will be more severe.”

 

 

Feather’s largest customer is Canadian cannabis producer Organigram Holdings Inc., which uses its vape pens for its Edison brand. Marijuana vape products just became legal in Canada in December and Feather was extra cautious about building up inventory ahead of the Chinese New Year, which often results in supply disruptions even in normal years.

“We were able to convince Organigram to get that order in before Chinese New Year even hit,” said Mitch Thompson, Feather’s director of product development. “Had we waited, we’d be in a pretty bad situation right now.”

Curaleaf Holdings Inc., the largest U.S. cannabis company by market value, recently stocked up on about $2 million worth of vapes from a U.S. supplier, which should last it about five months, Executive Chairman Boris Jordan said in an interview.

Jordan believes some of Curaleaf’s competitors will soon run low on stock.

“I’m not particularly worried although I do think that some companies that were running thin on capital and couldn’t store inventory the way Curaleaf can, I think they will be faced with shortages of cartridges,” Jordan said.

Thompson believes everything will be back to normal by April. In the meantime, some companies that are already struggling due to a lack of funding may see their margins shrink if input costs rise due to a shortage of supply.

“The vape pen industry is a pretty slim-margin industry,” Lehoux said. “I do think the industry as a whole will definitely see a disruption with raw material prices going up.”

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-01/not-even-cannabis-can-escape-the-coronavirus-cannabis-weekly

 

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Concerns looming over coronavirus impact on cannabis industry, but some US firms could gain from fallout

 

Marijuana and hemp companies of all stripes – from growers to retailers – are likely to join other global industries feeling the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.

That’s largely because so much inexpensive cannabis hardware is made in China but also stems from the economic shock the virus is inflicting on the world economy, industry experts said.

The quickly spreading virus has already arrived in the U.S., Europe and beyond, with documented cases of the illness growing all over Asian countries and upending public markets.

The main question is how and to what extent cannabis businesses will feel the impacts.

There will be several, industry experts predicted, mostly caused by temporary shutdowns of Chinese manufacturing plants. On the flip side, U.S. companies might be able to step in and fill the void.

 

 

The likely impacts on the marijuana and hemp industries include:

 

  • Shortages of hardware manufactured in China, especially for cannabis vaporizers, as well as marijuana product packaging and specialty equipment for testing labs, extraction facilities and other businesses.
  • Shortfalls of raw Chinese hemp material being exported to the U.S. and elsewhere.
  • Financial ripple effects from the downturn in stock markets, further scaring off investors from cannabis.

“It’s a huge wake-up call,” said Nic Easley, CEO of Denver-based 3C Consulting. “It’s forcing companies to look at their supply chain. ‘Where do my products come from? Do I have multiple options for vendors?’

“Everyone was looking for the cheapest option forever, and that’s China.”

Will ‘hurt everyone’

While many companies haven’t yet felt the effects – and some might not at all, depending on their type of business and where they operate – the interconnectedness of the supply chain has Easley convinced that, eventually, nearly everyone in the industry will be affected in some way, all the way to cultivators and retailers.

“It’s going to hurt everyone, especially low-cost crappy vape companies, hardware companies, anyone who’s undercutting big brands, anyone who does their manufacturing (in China) – it’s going to hurt all of them,” Easley said.

“And with massive buildouts (underway) in Missouri, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, California, everyone needs the same equipment. Like ballasts for Gavita (grow lights).”

Easley said the manufacturing and processing spaces will likely get hit the hardest.

He noted that several of his clients already are in dire straits because their companies rely on Chinese-made goods that used to sell for 13 cents a unit but are now up to as much as 80 cents a unit.

“And it’s going to keep going up,” at least in the short term, Easley said.

Possible silver lining

But Easley and others, including the National Cannabis Industry Association, noted there could be a significant silver lining in the coronavirus for American companies: They might be able to step in and fill the gap left by Chinese companies, and that could solidify their industry footprint for a long time to come.

“If we start to see shortages or restrictions on imported manufactured products like vape cartridges or growing equipment, we can only hope that domestic manufacturers will step up and offer the most competitive prices possible,” NCIA Media Relations Director Morgan Fox wrote in an email to Marijuana Business Daily.

“This could benefit them in the long run as well by helping to solidify relationships with U.S. cannabis companies.”

Easley noted that there are still a lot of small- to-medium sized cannabis brands that could take advantage of the situation, particularly U.S. hemp producers.

“The biggest thing I see is finally a break for U.S. CBD companies and hemp companies to do something when they don’t have massive competition,” Easley said.

“It’s also a moment for smaller companies that have lost their market share to China to step up, ramp up and focus on relationships at all costs.

“Get new clients now and hold them and know that most of the public-market impacts, you’re not going to see that until the next quarter.”

Little fallout – yet

A number of attendees at the Emerald Conference in San Diego this week reported little to no impact from the coronavirus pandemic, but there was also some noticeable hedging.

Lanny Smith, a New Brunswick, New Jersey-based national sales manager for Vicam, which provides equipment for cannabis testing labs, said his company hasn’t felt a financial impact from the coronavirus yet.

But shipments out of China have been halted with no indication of when they might resume.

“They said it’s not a permanent thing, but who knows,” Smith added.

One piece of equipment his company can’t receive from China – a photochemical reactor – retails for $1,300, “so that’s a $1,300 piece we can’t sell,” he said.

Gerard Rosse, vice president of the North American branch for PIC Solution, said the chromatography equipment the company manufactures comes from France and not from Asia, so the coronavirus hasn’t slowed product coming in.

“But it could affect our ability to sell into China,” he added.

PIC Solution’s distribution workers in Shanghai cannot interact with the general public – or even leave the office – because of fears they will contract the virus.

The distributor for PIC’s equipment in China has been “shut down completely,” Rosse said.

John Schroyer can be reached at johns@mjbizdaily.com

Bart Schaneman can be reached at barts@mjbizdaily.com

 

https://mjbizdaily.com/concerns-looming-over-coronavirus-impact-on-cannabis-industry-but-some-us-firms-could-gain-from-fallout/

 

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Pharmaceutical company claims to have developed a cannabis treatment for coronavirus symptoms

 

But even the experts are unimpressed with this corona cannabis cure

 

 

The coronavirus has caused a lot of panic, but could a cannabis product offer a cure for symptoms?

 

As panic surrounding the coronavirus outbreak reaches new heights every day, a Texas-based pharmaceutical company is attempting to capitalize on the consternation with a cannabis extract.

Kali-Extracts Inc. is claiming its CBD formulation, RespRx, is a potential treatment of symptoms associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other similar respiratory conditions including coronavirus symptoms.

 

The company didn’t immediately respond to The GrowthOp’s request for comment. However, on its website, Kali-Extracts states that the treatment has been years in the making, claiming that its CBD formulation is derived from a cannabis extraction process featured in the Journal of Cannabis Research. According to the research, cannabis oil extracts can help alleviate COPD symptoms through its anti-inflammatory properties.

“In conjunction with the research already conducted and the next phase of research now moving forward, the company has filed a new patent application specifically on its formulation for symptoms associated with COPD and other similar respiratory conditions,” a statement from Kali-Extracts reads.

 

Not everyone is on board with the company’s claims, however. Dr. Paola Cubillos, medical director at Mississauga-based data company, CB2Insights, shared the claims on social media, saying, “Holy!!! This is going too far.” Meanwhile, Kevin McKernan, founder of Massachusetts-based life sciences company, Medicinal Genomics, tweeted, “Bummer. There is actually some exciting preliminary work on cannabinoids and viruses that are now getting sold before it’s (…) understood.”

The experiments, as noted in the study, are still in the early stages. The results to date are only enough to prompt further research into the effects of cannabis oil extract on pulmonary function.

 

https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/weed-treatment-coronavirus

 

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European Cannabis Events Cancelled Due To Coronavirus. US Next?

Due to the wide spread of Coronavirus in Europe, most if not all of the big European cannabis events are going to be cancelled soon, but the organizers don’t even know it, yet. However, looking at the situation, we can safely say that they won’t be happening.

*** UPDATE: As the Coronavirus has arrived to the US, we will see mass cancellation of events all over the globe. As a result, not only European Cannabis Events are going to be cancelled, but also US ones. Expect to hear alot about this soon. Everywhere. We have approched several of the main European cannabis events. All of them promised us that as for now, they are not planning to cancel any of the events. However, we think otherwise and believe that they have no choice but to cancel these events. Now all eyes are on Spannabis, which is the first event that should be cancelled. This is why:

 

 

In an announcement that shocked the entire nation, the Israeli ministry of health just issued a warning that citizens should not leave the country and avoid unnecessary travel for the time being. In addition it advised against participating in big business and religius condferences and recomended not to allow such events happening in Israel.

By taking this stand, the Israeli ministry of health voted for isolating Israel from the rest of the world to prevent, as much as possible, the fast spread of the Coronavirus. In addition it has added Italy to the list of coronavirus-infected countries that Israelis coming from it must remain 14 days in self-quarantee and that visitors from that country are not allowed to enter the country. I believe that many European countires will soon follow suit.

 

 

Whether you trust the media or not, whether you’re worried about the severity of the virus itself or not, the bottom line is that coronavirus is affecting businesses, and the cannabis industry is not left untouched. As a result, we can predict that most, if not all of the big European cannabis business events are going to be cancelled within the following week or two, and that similar events in the US and Canada are going to dramatically limited and in the absence of international traveler, become local. This is why:

Why the European cannabis events must be cancelled

Cannabis industry events, by nature, include a lot of close interaction, which is something people are trying to avoid now. As Europe is becoming more and more infected by Coronavirus, many governments will follow the Israeli example and prevent such events from happening. In addition, countries will begin to send travelers from infected countries back to where they came from, or, place them in quarantee for a minimum of 14 days.

Another reason is that when it comes to cannabis events, especially business and medically oriented ones, Israel is a major presence in the industry. Israel has been a global leader in medical cannabis research since the 1960s and they small nation currently has a foothold in the European medicinal market. As a result, in the European medical cannabis events, the number of Israeli speakers, whether they are doctors and businessmen, is very high. Most of them will now choose to remain at home, to avoid placed in self-guarantee when returning to Israel. Their absence will be felt greatly at these events.

 

A new wave of refugees coming from Syria

The grave news coming from Italy, South Korea and especially from Iran, where coronavirus is now completely out of control, must trigger an alarm to all of us. In addition, the predicted wave of refugees coming from Syria (some may be infected with coronavirus, thanks to Iran’s presence in Syria), will force the European governments to take the path of self-isolation and limit the number of international travelers coming in. It will happen within days. Any hesitation to do so, will result in a faster spread of the disease as we can witness happening now.

Overall, it’s expected that most, if not all of the international events, including cannabis events will either be canceled or severely limited in terms of attendance and networking opportunities. And yes, that includes the Olympics and the Euro2020 game. These two also have already been cancelled, the same with the famous Eurovision song contests. Someone need to tell it to the organizers, as they didn’t even realized it yet. They will do, within the next week or two.

What does this mean for the future of cannabis industry events? In the absence of big gatherings the local and the virtual ones will take their place. It won’t feel the same, but most chances that networking in the summer of 2020 will be done mostly online.

The dilemma of the event organizers

While all of the big events we have approched to confiremed that for now business is as usuall, some mentioned that they are waiting for instructions from the local authoroty. As cancelling an event will result in a big lose, they will most likely wait that the local authoroty declare a state of emergency, which allow them to get insuarance money.

So, what does it means for you?

If you have planned to go to an international big cannabis, CBD or hemp event, recosider the risk and check for updates. Your first act should be to check the cancellation policy, just in case…

If you must attend it, or need to fly anywhere, make sure to apoint someone to replace you since it might take you some time to return home. Generally speaking, as any human interaction comes with a price thesedays, you should think twice before going to any big event where you can return home with a big pile of businesscards and one small deadly virus…

 

https://cbdtesters.co/2020/02/27/are-european-cannabis-events-going-to-be-cancelled-due-to-coronavirus/

 

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Need advice on smoking weed in the time of the coronavirus? The same old, same old tips apply

 

How to enjoy your pot, but puff, puff, pass on unwanted germs

The communal activity of sharing a joint appears to be so natural and organic still has some basic guidelines to follow.

 

News (and fake news) of the coronavirus is inescapable these days, with paranoia set to high for communal activities. But can your love of cannabis and the natural high that comes from sharing a joint with friends have an effect on your susceptibility to COVID-19?

 

As in life, nothing is certain, but it’s unlikely. It’s telling that the World Health Organization has longer info sheets on coping with the stress of the virus’ existence than on preventing the virus itself. And, on the lighter side, it’s probably only a matter of time before someone names a cultivar after COVID-19.

Those views aside, it is still a good time to brush up on warding off unwanted germs amidst a very sharing-is-caring-style subculture, be it related to the flu, common cold or international pandemic. Here are some tips on how to enjoy your pot, but puff, puff, pass on unwanted germs.

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Downsize, multiply, roll your own

Instead of rolling one big blunt and passing it around the room, consider rolling up smaller, personal joints to minimize the transfer of germs.

It’s also a good idea to let people roll their own. Putting something with someone else’s spit all over it in your mouth is sure to be a way to ingest their germs. Also, best to forego taking hits off the communal pipe or bong without a thorough cleaning.

Although the communal nature of sharing weed is a component of stoner culture, it’s also conducive to spreading germs and illnesses, so it may be best to reconsider the free cannabis love.

It may be kind of a buzzkill, but so is the flu.

Wash your hands

So boring, but so true. Your hands will inevitably come into contact with your mouth at some point while smoking, so make sure to wash them thoroughly before and after a session.

The WHO recommends that when one’s hands are visibly dirty, wash them using soap and running water. When hands are not visibly dirty, clean them with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water to minimize contamination.

Carry alcohol wipes

If you smoke pipes or vape on the go, it’s a good idea to quickly sanitize your instrument between uses. Stocking up on single-use alcohol wipes and stashing them in various places like desks and bags can help (just be sure to remove from pockets them before you do the laundry).

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FILE: A visitor tries to sanitize hands before being allowed into a state hospital at Yaba in Lagos, on Feb. 28, 2020. Residents of Nigeria’s economic hub Lagos scrambled for hygiene products after the chaotic megacity of 20 million announced the first confirmed case of new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa. / Photo: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images

Hog the couch

Staying at least a metre away from someone who is coughing or sneezing can help minimize the risk of spreading a bug or virus. The WHO refers to it as “maintaining social distancing,” but it’s also a pretty great excuse to full-on dominate the couch… all in the name of wellness, of course.

Cough Hygienically

Droplets spread virus,” notes the WHO. Coronavirus or no, that’s just gross. To avoid ingesting someone else’s, um, droplets, cover your mouth with the crook of your elbow when you’re about to bust a lung. Coughing freely without covering your mouth can spread flu, cold and ill-will (also, it’s disgusting).

Invest in a trash can with a lid

If you’re an indoor smoker, you should have one of these anyway since emptying ashtrays into lid-less trash cans allows the ash to float away and coat the surfaces of your apartment à la Pompeii. It’s also an ideal place to dispose of used tissues and minimize the spread of germs.

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Individually wrap edibles

If edibles are more your thing, instead of offering up a plate of infused homemade cookies or chocolates at your next soirée, consider individually wrapping each item. These can be served buffet-style or on a separate plate if sitting at a table. The approach can also help avoid to contact with multiple sets of fingers.

It’s also much easier to enjoy an edible high if know that dude who got blunt resin all over his hands, petted the cat and grabbed a snack didn’t touch your brownie, too.

 

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