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Can You Donate Blood If You Smoke Cannabis?

Does smoking weed, using medical cannabis, taking CBD, or using cannabis in other ways disqualify you from donating blood?

Alyssha Bal
May 12 · 3 min read
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Some say that blood donation is a social responsibility and everyone should do it. Sure, blood donation is a noble act of service but still, you must know when you should not do it. Many people ask whether they can donate blood if they smoke cannabis and this is a very common question. So can you donate blood if you smoke weed? Well, the simple answer is yes, you can donate blood if you smoke weed, but there are some things to keep in mind. If you want to know more, then this article will provide you all the important information.

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Synthetic cannabis is an artificial chemical that has similar properties to the natural cannabis plant. This human-made cannabis is also known as Spice or K2. It comes under the category of NPS (new psychoactive substances) and is considered as a mind-altering substance. Apart from this, if you are receiving Marinol, a human-made THC, for any kind of medical condition, then you are not qualified to donate blood. But if you don’t any medical conditions, then you can donate blood.

In short, if you are 18 and have not taken any form of non-synthetic cannabis and are in your senses, then you are fully eligible to donate blood. Though there are some other requirements that every cannabis user should meet to donate blood. As you know that smoking is dangerous to health and can cause many health problems. So if you smoke marijuana and have any of these problems, then you are not allowed to donate blood.

* High Blood Pressure — People who smoke marijuana are more likely to have high blood pressure. So if your blood pressure is high at the time of blood donation, then you won’t be able to do it

* Cancers — If you are receiving treatment for cancers like lymphoma and leukemia, then you are not eligible to donate blood. Though if you have any other type of cancer, then you are not allowed to donate until your treatment is completed successfully

* Lung and Heart Disease — People who have symptoms of any kind of lung or heart disease are not allowed to donate blood. Apart from this, you also do not qualify for blood donation for the next six months, if you have experienced a stroke or heart attack


Originally published at https://nordicoil.com on May 12, 2020.

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Our unfiltered and raw opinion on everything related to cannabis

Alyssha Bal

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Cannabis connoisseur | Philly native | based in Berlin, Germany

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Our unfiltered and raw opinion on everything related to cannabis

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