August 31, 2021

Do Cannabinoids Like Delta-8 Interact With the Covid-19 Vaccine?

After the past year-and-a-half, we’re all ready for the pandemic to be over. Quarantines and lockdowns and stay-at-home orders have pushed all of us to the brink, and now we’re ready to rejoin the world and return to a sense of normalcy. But for those of us that enjoy the finer things in life — CBD, cannabis, Delta-8 THC — there’s a big question probably swirling around our heads.

Do cannabinoids like Delta-8 THC interact with the COVID-19 vaccine?

It’s a big question. No one wants the pandemic to go on any longer than it has to. We’re all ready to throw our masks out in the garbage and start giving our friends hugs again. We just want society to return to the days where pandemics were things that only happened in zombie movies. On the other hand, if we have to slow down on our Delta-8 consumption, or worse, stop it altogether, well, we’re ready to make the sacrifice. But it won't be easy.

The good news is, from everything we’ve found, it appears that cannabinoids have little to no interaction with any and all of the vaccines now available. So if you were hesitating because you didn’t want to give up on your favorite hemp-extracted delights, you now have nothing to worry about. Do your public duty and get the jab.

According to one doctor, the COVID-19 shot has no negative interactions with alcohol or marijuana, including compounds like Delta-8 THC. “There’s no evidence that the vaccine has a negative interaction with either alcohol or marijuana. There’s no evidence that it harms people,” said Dr. Elizabeth Connick, who is chief of infectious diseases at the University of Arizona, in an interview with the Arizona Daily Star.

According to Leafly, we have some strong anecdotal evidence that the combination is safe as well. For starters, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or as you know them, the CDC, note that over 363 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Leafly notes that millions of people across the U.S. partake in cannabis or Delta-8 every day. There have been no reported side effects from the combination to date.

We repeat, no one has sprouted a third arm or vomited pea soup when using Delta-8 before or after their COVID jab.

Most importantly, while the COVID-19 vaccines do have some rare side effects, as Leafly notes, they are nothing compared to the almost 600,000 deaths in the U.S. or the millions more across the globe caused by the pandemic itself.

So what are you waiting for? Get the jab!

Do Cannabinoids Like Delta-8 Interact With the Covid-19 Vaccine?
After the past year-and-a-half, we’re all ready for the pandemic to be over. Quarantines and lockdowns and stay-at-home orders have pushed all of us to the brink, and now we’re ready to rejoin the world and return to a sense of normalcy.

Delta-8 and the COVID Jab - No, It Won’t Hurt You

To be clear, while most reviews of the question have looked at cannabis, or Delta-9, we can assume the same is true for Delta-8. That’s because Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC are sister molecules. Their chemical structures are extremely similar, which is why both of them create a psychotropic buzz when taken. However, the difference is in the buzz itself, with Delta-8’s being a bit more smooth and subtle.

But what does that mean for the COVID-19 vaccine?

Well, Leafly checked in with a few more researchers and science-types even further, and the news is all good, it seems. You can do your part to put the pandemic behind us and still enjoy a healthy relationship with your favorite hemp-derived cannabinoid. That’s because the COVID jab has no adverse interaction with any cannabinoids.

Dr. Frank Lucido, a medical cannabis specialist, based in Berkeley, California, told the site that you should be more worried about lung problems from COVID than you should about any issues from the vaccine. And Certified California Nurse Practitioner Eloise Theisen, president of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, said that she’s been helping people ease their fears when it comes to cannabis and COVID.

“As far as cannabis goes, we know that cannabinoids can stay in the system for 5-13 days depending on the frequency of use,” Theisen’s organization told Leafly. “If you are using cannabis daily and it is necessary, please continue using it… If you are new to cannabis and have just received your vaccine, please wait 24 hours before starting a new cannabinoid treatment plan and be sure to talk with your healthcare professional to review your treatment plan.”

So it seems that scientific and medical consensus is clear — COVID-19 is bad, COVID-19 vaccines are good. And the good news is, after your jab, you can go home and enjoy some Liquid Gold Vape Cartridges to ease your worried mind. But your mind won’t have to worry anymore because you’ll be vaccinated.

Do Cannabinoids Like Delta-8 Interact With the Covid-19 Vaccine?
So it seems that scientific and medical consensus is clear — COVID-19 is bad, COVID-19 vaccines are good. And the good news is, after your jab, you can go home and enjoy some Liquid Gold Vape Cartridges to ease your worried mind. But your mind won’t have to worry anymore because you’ll be vaccinated.

COVID-19 and Delta-8 - Tips For Getting the Jab

So now that you know everything is 1okay and that you can still enjoy your favorite Delta-8 or cannabis products even when you go get the jab, what’s next? You might still be feeling a bit worried or overwhelmed by the whole thing, and that’s understandable. After all, no one likes going to the doctor, and nobody likes getting a shot.

But it’s something that we all have to do. This pandemic has been rough on all of us, and getting vaccinated is the one thing we can all do to help end it and make things go back to normal. So what should you do if you love to use Delta-8 THC and you’re thinking about getting the jab?

According to Leafly, if you’re a high-dose user, you may want to reduce your use for a few days before you get the jab. But other than that, there’s not much.

“There is an immune response, obviously, with cannabinoid-based medicine, but I think using it at normal doses should be just fine,” one person told Leafly. “People that are on extremely high doses, like over 100 milligrams of CBD and stuff like that, I think they should probably wait a while if they can, but none of our doctors have told us that we need to cut back on any of the medicine we’re recommending or that we’re giving patients.”

Other than that, you can expect some soreness in your arm. Some people feel a bit ill for 24 hours or so after the shot, but they bounce right back. Use the opportunity to take a day off, if you can, and enjoy some time to yourself. After the year we’ve all had, you’ve earned it.

And remember, we’re there with you all the way. So go grab your jab, and we’ll save you some Delta-8 THC.