Preliminary Study Suggests Active Cannabis Users Had Lower Rates Of ICU Admission When Hospitalized For Covid

A new study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research found that a small sample of cannabis users had less severe cases of Covid-19during their hospital stay than non-users. Cannabis users had better outcomes, including a decreased need for ICU admission or mechanical ventilation. The study, however, was very limited and there is still a need for prospective and observational studies to draw stronger conclusions.

The study looked at two hospitals in the Los Angeles, California area. Out of the 1,831 Covid patients in the study, 69 patients reported active cannabis use, which was just 4% of the total patients. It is important to point out that differences in overall survival were not statistically significant between cannabis users and non-users, according to the study. Here is a breakdown of the patient’s individual characteristics.

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