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“I’ve had many patients bring this up when it comes to COVID-19 and whether we should change that,” says Dr. Jordan Tishler, a Boston-based cannabis specialist, physician, and founder of InhaleMD who counsels patients about using cannabis to treat various medical ailments. He is referring to patients’ worries about smoking cannabis during COVID-19 due to the potential impact inhaling cannabis can have on a patient’s lungs, given that the virus attacks those organs.

But, he says, there is a bigger consideration.

“I don’t think anyone should smoke this stuff. When smoking cannabis, we know the smoke from it is chemically similar [to cigarette

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