weed when sick

topic posted Tue, January 9, 2007 - 11:39 AM by  Unsubscribed
so i have a horrific horrific cold... i haven't smoked any weed since i got sick...

what are all of your experiences of smoking weed when sick - is it a good thing or a bad thing? does it help you or make you feel worse?

i'm curious...
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  • Re: weed when sick

    Tue, January 9, 2007 - 11:48 AM
    I dunno, some folks say lay off burning while sick, but I never do. Doesn't seem to matter either way, my colds always last about 5 days. Good luck and get well soon :-)
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      Re: weed when sick

      Tue, January 9, 2007 - 11:52 AM
      thank you, kyle... btw, your cat gets the award for "cutest cat i have seen so far today"

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    Re: weed when sick

    Tue, January 9, 2007 - 11:59 AM
    I had a bad one just before xmas, and had to recover fast because I had scheduled a trip to NYC for NYE. So here's my 2 cent remedy:

    make a big pot of soup, chicken or cabbage or whatever, curry paste is good but no noodles or cream.
    definitely smoke a tiny bit of very good herb once or twice a day.
    give up coffee, instead drink green tea with honey and fresh lemon. this will help you rest.
    eat a bunch of oranges
    take lots of naps.

    i got over it in 3 days, felt great. then my girfriend got sick so i gave her the same treatment, same results.
    hope you feel better soon.
  • Re: weed when sick

    Tue, January 9, 2007 - 1:26 PM
    I find it sometimes helps... I'd just be careful about the actual smoking. A little at a time, or use a vaporizer or cook it into some food. And drink a lot of water after.
  • Re: weed when sick

    Tue, January 9, 2007 - 5:20 PM
    I feel that it helps me, but I usually stick to just 1-2 joints a day when sick, adn try to eat more eddibles or use my vaporizer more hehe

    herb has many great healing properties, not just the THC.
    I say! make some herb tea


    hope you feel better!
  • Re: weed when sick

    Tue, January 9, 2007 - 6:06 PM
    eat a pot brownie instead!
    • Re: weed when sick

      Tue, January 9, 2007 - 7:39 PM
      Give your body the rest it needs then resume after your sickeness. Not only will you be happy that you didnt smoke your stash and have so much more after your sickness but you get just a little higher for waiting. Maybe?
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        Re: weed when sick

        Tue, January 9, 2007 - 11:06 PM
        i am allowing myself one bowl per night right when i get home to unwind after work... after that i'm abstaining... the thought of making tea out of it makes me sick... all i can think of is steaming hot bongwater - bleh!!!

        and i wish i had enough stems and ditchweed to make brownies! i only have really good stuff and i don't want to waste it on a batch of brownies!!!
        • Re: weed when sick

          Thu, January 11, 2007 - 9:30 AM
          there's nothing quite like a cup of mary jane! some friends and i were going camping and felt like making tea... about a nick to a cup. the effects had just started to come on about 30 minutes later and we began to smoke... very nice combination! believe me, tea is nothing like bong water! bong water is full of the carcinogens and other nasties released when burning the herb... tea is the herb!

          hope you get well soon! an illness has never stopped me from smoking... even when i had a nasty sore throat, the smoke seemed to numb it. i don't think i could have gotten through chicken pox without mother mary!
          • Re: weed when sick

            Thu, January 11, 2007 - 9:50 AM
            Any special method you use, Pete? I never had canna-tea before!
            • Re: weed when sick

              Fri, January 19, 2007 - 5:57 PM
              You must use some sweetener (I use honey) and some cream, otherwise the THC and Cannabinoids have nothing to bond with, they are not water soluble. Put the herb, honey and cream into the cup first and pour the boiling water over it. Let it steep as long as you can.
  • Re: weed when sick

    Wed, January 10, 2007 - 4:17 AM
    It will help you sleep which is good for recovery. Get well soon :-)
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      Re: weed when sick

      Wed, January 10, 2007 - 11:39 AM
      actually weed keeps me awake - i am so weird - it also acts as an appetite supressant for me... i guess i am a freak...
      • Re: weed when sick

        Thu, January 11, 2007 - 9:34 AM
        Depends on the weed, for me... some will have me napping within half an hour, some will have me up dancing or hiking or something. I like the kind that wakes me up and gets my mind turning.
      • Re: weed when sick

        Thu, January 11, 2007 - 9:47 AM
        No, you aren't a freak. Although it is not very common, there are plenty of people out there that get wired and un-hungry when they consume cannabis. I am one of them.

        Re Smoking weed when sick... If you absolutely must smoke, then use a vaporizer. Your immune system is in a fragile state when you are ill, and breathing smoke is not helpful. Besides, in my experience, smoke in your lungs makes your phlegm situation way worse. Nasty.

        And don't consider baking your good weed a "waste." That's an awful thought! Some folks that are truly experienced and educated in using cannabis medicinally will say that eating it is the best way to go. I don't recommend using "stems and ditchweed" either. You want some bud, or at least some decent shake. It's all about the THC content. I recommend doing the water trick, as explained here:
  • Re: weed when sick

    Sat, December 5, 2009 - 11:20 AM
    the smoke makes a cold worse for me .
    and god help you if u have bronchitis .
    have been trying out a friend's vaporizer and i will never use a bong again if I can help it .
    this is the way to go , for sure !
    • Re: weed when sick

      Sat, December 5, 2009 - 6:37 PM
      I love that double whammy sick / high when you're about to pass out in the street and see black stars explode before the faces of the people asking you if u need an ambulance or what.
      • Re: weed when sick

        Sat, December 5, 2009 - 7:33 PM
        try a chai tea blend with cannabis - you need full fat milk or nut-, soy etc milk - one of those new hemp milks would be perfect, I think the whole plant! well, I don;t know much about medicinal uses of the root...) substitute b/c those valuable cannabninoids are mostly lipid soluble. ground nuts (pistachios or almonds are traditional) can be added to the blend without straining for an authentic flavor and etra fat and protein too. you can use a pre-blended chai herbal blend, with or without real tea (if you are sensitive to tannin and caffeine, Trader Joe makes a Rooibos-based chai tea bag that's really tasty and has no caffeine.
        if you are making your own chai and not familiar with the spices used, you can try a combination of any of these

        fresh ginger root (slice thinly ), fennel seed, coriander seed, cardamon seed, cinnamon stick, a few peppercorns, a very few cloves
        dried orange, grapefruit, or lemon peel (use organic only iof you are making your own - too much junk on the outsides of fruits with inedible peels!), lemon grass simmer all of these slowly in your milk or nut milk along with your leaf and buds. I have good emdicinal luck with skae, and other seconds, even male plants - you just have to use a little more of them. rose petals (remove the white part of the petal near the inner tips)can be added at the end.

        as with any medical use of cannabis, portions and proportions may vary greatly with the strength of the herbal product and the needs and rpeferences of the person taking them in. so I give no real measured recipes, jsut some general suggestions.s most of these herbs and spices listed have good medicinal properties on thier own. you can vary it some depending on jsut what sport of sickness you have - other herbs are good for the lungs, say, or the liver...

        you can also make good but milk from perpared nut butters, say one part almond, sesame or cashew butter to four to five parts water, blended well.

        enjoy, give meaning to that weird phrase "enjoying poor health." sip and savor and get some rest. better for you than loading up on cookies, usually, when you are fighting an illness, and WAY better than some of the loaded junk foods they;ve been marketing at the dispensaries around here.

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