by Seshata on 12/06/2015 | Medicinal

Top 6 benefits of cannabis for asthma

Medical Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that currently affects up to 300 million people worldwide, and was responsible for approximately 250,000 deaths in 2011. Cannabis has been used as a means of treating the symptoms of asthma for millennia, in various medicinal traditions including those of ancient India and China.

1. Analgesic / cannabis to relieve pain

Although pain is not necessarily considered to be a primary symptom of an acute episode of asthma, studies have shown that up to 76% of patients experience chest pain during an attack. Generally, asthma-related pain is characterized by a deep ache or sharp stabbing sensation that develops gradually over the first few hours of the attack, and slowly dissipates as the attack recedes.

While there are no studies that specifically investigate the ability of cannabis to treat asthma-related pain, several studies into the general effect of cannabis on asthma have noted subjective improvements in pain. The known bronchodilatory and analgesic effects of certain cannabinoids suggest that they could be useful in managing asthma-related pain both by reducing pressure and constriction in the lungs, and by acting directly at the nociceptors (pain-sensing nerve cells) themselves.

2. Cannabis as an Antibiotic

Although asthma is generally thought to have some genetic basis, there is increasing evidence for the fact that the disease may be triggered or caused by bacterial or viral infections in early childhood, which due to their effect on the immune system, leave sufferers susceptible to various allergens and irritants.

An emerging body of research is currently looking into the potential for antibiotics to treat both the short- and long-term symptoms of asthma, and thus far, several studies have pointed to the potential for common antibiotics such as erythromycin and azithromycin to ease the acute symptoms of asthma.

Cannabinoids including THC, CBD, and CBG have been shown to have a broad-spectrum bactericidal effect against many common and infectious pathogens. One group of bacterial agents suspected of being a potential underlying cause of asthma is the Streptococcus genus, which includes S. pneumoniae and S. aureae, has been shown in several studies to succumb to the bactericidal effect of cannabinoids.

A digital illustration showing the difference between normal lungs, and asthmatic lungs. The asthmatic lungs highlight a narrow thickened airway wall.

3. Anti-inflammatory

Asthma is considered to be a chronic inflammatory condition, as persistent, low-level inflammation has been found to occur in the bronchi and bronchioles even during non-attack circumstances. During an attack, levels of inflammation increase, exacerbating the levels of constriction caused by muscular contractions of the bronchial tissue. Asthma-related inflammation is generally thought to be an immune response to the presence of allergens, although the immune response has not been definitively ascertained and may differ greatly between individuals.

Generally, acute episodes of asthma are treated using bronchodilators as a first line of defence, but in severe cases it is also likely that some form of anti-inflammatory drugs such as steroids or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) will be administered.

Cannabinoids are well-known for their anti-inflammatory effects, and while most studies thus far into cannabis and asthma have focused primarily on the bronchodilatory effect, some have also observed a reduction in bronchial inflammation. Furthermore, cannabis is currently being investigated for its ability to produce targeted therapies for immune-modulated inflammatory diseases.

Cannabinoid receptors have been found in human lung tissue, although in relatively low concentrations, and are thought to play a vital role in the regulation of inflammation, muscular contractions and dilations, and various metabolic processes. However, research into the immune-modulated inflammatory response (and how cannabis may assist it) is in its infancy.

A photograph of a group of different types of salbutamol inhalers. The asthmatic lungs show that the bronchial tube of the lungs is inflamed, therefore constricting and blocking airflow.

4. Bronchodilatory

The ability of cannabis to act as a bronchodilator is perhaps its most significant property in terms of the treatment of asthma. During an asthma attack, the bronchioles (the branching network of tubes that carry oxygen to the alveoli) become constricted, causing the rate of oxygen flow to drastically reduce.

Generally, the extent of bronchoconstriction during an attack is determined by peak expiratory flow measurements, which are taken from patients and compared to readings taken in normal circumstances. The difference between the normal rate of airflow and the limited airflow during an attack can thus be determined.

Several studies have shown that administration of cannabis in various forms can significantly improve bronchoconstriction both during an asthma attack and in normal circumstances (sufferers of severe asthma often have lower-than-average airflow compared to non-asthmatics even when an attack is not occurring).

In the early 1970s, a spate of studies were published investigating the bronchodilatory effects of cannabis for asthmatics. A study in 1973 observed that cannabis smoke—unlike that of tobacco—caused a bronchodilatory effect; a 1974 study found that while the bronchodilatory effect of cannabis was weaker than that of isoproterenol, its effects lasted longer, and a 1976 study found that cannabis was as equally effective as salbutamol, although the latter achieved maximal bronchodilation somewhat more rapidly.


As with much of cannabinoid science, there are complicating factors. For example, a recent study found that the endogenous cannabinoid anandamide could actually exert a biphasic (two-stage) effect on lung tissue: it strongly inhibits bronchial constriction in the presence of an allergen or irritant (in this case capsaicin) but causes bronchial constriction in normal circumstances, i.e. when no irritant is present. Indeed, some patients administered with THC have reported experiencing bronchial constriction. Thus, further research is needed to determine exactly how cannabinoid treatments should be used across the board.

5. Antispasmodic

It is thought that cannabis can exert a bronchodilatory effect mostly through its ability to reduce inflammation. However, it is also thought that cannabis’ ability to reduce muscular spasms (involuntary contractions) plays a significant role in the management of bronchoconstriction during an asthma attack. The bronchi and bronchioles are composed of smooth muscle, and during an attack, they contract and narrow as well as becoming inflamed.

In a study published in 2014, researchers took bronchial lung tissue from 88 human patients and subjected it to electrical field stimulation to cause the muscle tissue to contract. They then administered THC, the endogenous cannabinoid 2-AG, and various synthetic agonists of CB-receptors type I & II. They found that certain agonists of the CB1-receptor, including THC, reduced muscle contractions in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, it was observed that the endogenous cannabinoid 2-AG had no effect.

A photograph showing the labelling of old fashioned Cough Syrup as well as Grimault’s cannabis cigarettes. The cough syrup label reads “One Night Cough Syrup” and includes amongst its ingredients: alcohol, cannabis indica, chloroform, and morphia sulph. The Grimault’s cannabis cigarette advertisement shows a rolled brown cigarettes, presumably filled with cannabis. Below it reads the copy “Immediate relief of bronchial troubles irritation of the air passages.”

6. Expectorant/anti-mucosal

The ability of cannabis to act as an expectorant is somewhat controversial. It has been used as such for thousands of years, and appears in the ancient pharmacopoeiae of China and India, but modern research has been sparse and has thus far yielded only ambiguous results.

Countless people throughout the world report an expectorant effect after smoking or vaporizing cannabis. If it were noted only in smokers of cannabis, it could easily be dismissed as a result of the irritation caused by smoke particles ; the fact that an effect is experienced even when inhaling vapour suggests that an active substance in cannabis is causing it.

However, most existing research actually points to the propensity of cannabis to cause production of mucus. For example, a study published in 2014 observed increased mucus secretions in habitual cannabis smokers, along with damage to the tissues of the airways. Thus, further research into the expectorant and decongestant effects of cannabis could be advantageous.


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I have been using CBD oil to help with my asthma and found that it helps a lot. I have Lao found that there is some expectorant properties that have helped too. I would love to be in a research group for this if it helped other asthmatics!




Which brand cbd did u use??

I have asthma and want to use cbd VG based... I've read up medical journal on the
positive properties of cbd on the bronchioles ad it's anti inflammatory



How do i noe wen my baby is aving an a tack



How long did you use it before you felt a difference?



What is the name of the cannibis product you are using for Lund/ bronchial issues?


sandy dahart

I want this badly
I can benefit from this



So cannabis can help people with Asthma ? So it isn't bad to smoke cannabis when having asthma ? Just wondering because I have Asthma and would love to know



Make sure you use a vaporizer rather than smoking it



I did notice when I did smoke recreationally years ago, I never picked up my puffer/inhaler once. When I quit, I've had to use my inhaler quit a few time, and I hate the side-effects I get when I use it.



I have bad asthma and I cough a lot and have a hard time taking a deep break at times. Sometimes my albuterol works but not all the time. I was having bad asthma from a bad cold one day, so decided to smoke some weed to see if it worked. Within 30 min, I noticed a huge difference with being able to take a deep breath and my cough all but went away. It definitively improved my asthma signifintely. Not saying it works for everyone but it helps me a great deal.



"Smoking" cannabis is not good for anyone and can damage the lungs. So 'vaping' it might be a better method of delivery. I'd like to know if the cannabis must be inhaled to help the lungs or if other MOD's might help help the lungs too (although edibles are hard to dose). Do the cannabinoids end up in the lungs even if they're not inhaled?



Smoking weed helps me. I smoke it in pipes.. avoid rizzlers. I need advice on getting oil tho i hear it can cure.



You dont smoke cannabis you use cbd oil and its vapor. Use a vape pen. This is my first day using cbd oil in a vape pen and the tightness in my chest is gone already. I am not ruining for my inhaler. I love it I almost started cring. I hsvnt been able to breath like this for years. Docotrs kept trying to shove steroids down me. I said enough I am tr6ing



I have had athsma every since I moved from California to Missouri, I guess clean air made me have asthma or something but I have been smoking marijuana for years and have found that it is a great expectorant expecially when my sinuses get acting up, which usually triggers my asthma.
Granted I usually throw up a ton of mucus but after I can breath better than I do normally, it keeps my asthma under control better than my inhalers do, and when I have a attack I smoke a few hits and it instantaneously goes away, and then I have no problems at all.
Now that my inhalers cost $270 a inhaler every month, I haven't been buying them and have been relying on marijuana because it's cheaper, by a lot.
But now I don't smoke anymore for about 2 years and haven't had a episode yet, I have my inhalers just in case but haven't used them, and I honestly think it's because all my marijuana smoking has reversed everything.
I just wish it was legal everywhere because it's dumb seeing that cigarettes which are Uber harmful are legal but marijuana which is benefitial isn't in most states, makes no sense at all.


R. S.

I've had asthma as a kid and can honestly say that since I've started smoking weed (over 15 years ago) I've never had an asthma attack... Ever! They say you grow out of it but some don't, can't say that I did, all I can say is that it worked for me



Depends...I have asthma and can be really sensitive to smoke so it really starts my asthma so if I was to do cannabis I'd probably do the oil. You might be different, it might not affect you the same way!



cbd can be taken orally, no smoking necessary



I smoke marijuana daily and consistently. I love in the Midwest where the allergen/pollen & air pollution is the highest in the country. My asthma was something that had to be controlled everyday by morning pill, steroid inhaler and emergency inhaler (which at certain times of the year I would use daily). Ever since I began smoking again, I do not have as many problems and complications as I did before. It was almost daily that I needed to use my rescue inhaler and now, smoking every day, I use it once in a blue moon and I have stopped taking my daily meds. I HIGHLY recommend it! Plus you just love life and are happy about everything. The paranoia goes away as the taboo of MJ is becoming minimal for places like this.


C Martin

Laura, I am so happy that you shared your good results =) ! Your comment is very encouraging.
I have long felt that the healing effects from my experience with cannabis 4 decades ago was remarkable. I have not yet been able to convince, even loved ones who would most likely benefit greatly from treatment.
So thankful that more and more people are benefitting, and are sharing their positive experiences. C Martin


Mary Rushford

I have copd and smoking mj is good for me



I'm a bad asthmatic on oxygen bottles n died 5 times etc etc I started smoking Marijuana n was in hospital less however my method of having it is no better for my lungs what would be good options for a poor guy



Wade, the way I prefer to take cannabis is via a $2.59 stick of good quality, unsalted butter. Once made, I use it like any other butter and LOVE the taste of it. You can find lots of how-to's on the Internet. It takes a while to make it...about 6-8 hours. But 99% of that time its just simmering on the stove. Read how to deoxycarbolate yer herb, a very important first step. Good luck. Please share your experience if you try it.



is there a doctor in Georgia that will put you on cannabis oil for asthma





Billy little

I have ashma and I would like to know more about this


james tomey

I ALSO HAVE ASTHMA. i have been using cbd with VG in a sub ohm vapor tank. I put 5 drops in the coil and inhale it, holding it for 5 to 10 sec. I cough up all kind of slim and nose runs. Hard coughs. relax and it seems to dry out my lungs where I can breath. Last about 12 hrs. repeat if necessary To me it is better then inhalers and symbecort.


Kevin Gates

An organic asthma remedy ever accepted. The benefits of cannabis as displayed here sound pretty amazing. Great alternative to allopathic approach.



I'm a 34 year old asthmatic, I have suffered since about 13 or 14 years old ( about the same time I started smoking tobacco and other herbs)

When smoking cannabis, until recently I'd always mixed with tobacco like most people here in the U.K. That always caused me issues with my asthma and I would suck through inhalers in a matter of a week or so.

Recently I changed to smoking blunts (pure weed joints) and found that with 1-2 single skin joints plus a couple hours excercise a day my asthma felt a lot more manageable. I barely used my rescue inhaler at all and cut my steroid inhaler down to one puff a day as opposed to the recommended 4.

A couple months ago I bought a Volcano. As vaping is meant to be the healthier way to consume cannabis. Currently I'm a little disheartened as my lungs seems to be worse then when I was smoking blunts. The taste is great, no heavy smoke to suck into your lungs yet my respiratory system feels like I'm smoking a twenty pack a day.

I'm hoping that this is just a transition period and maybe my lungs will adjust after they've rid themselves of the dirty toxins that have accumulated, but I'm not sure right now. Will have to give it another month or so. On the plus side I have come of all medication for the moment but am struggling a little at nighttimes.

On the subject of edibles however, I have always found that the day after consuming them I cough up lots of gunk from my lungs, like it actually has a cleansing effect. Not sure this is common but it definitely has an effect on me :)


B k

Can't wait for it to be legalized in nc america



I have asthma returned now, since I've stopped smoking now for a year do to being on job searches and need to keep clean urine for drug tests. I now also have acquired COPD and sleep apnea as well. I need medical marijuana legalized here in my Midwest state USA.


Charles Ayim

How can i use marejuana in the best way to treat my asthma. To smoke it is best or is there any preparation to use it.


Charles Ayim

How can i use marejuana to treat my asthma, to smoke is the best way or is there any other way to use it.



I have asthma, had it all my life, and I have been using cannabis for almost twenty years. For 19 of those years I have been smoking it. And with asthma the side effects were nasty. I was always coughing, using my asthma pump or nebulizer medicine. I would wake up coughing and spit up horrid yellow and black flem...yum.

It got so bad that I knew that if I didn't find another way I would have to stop, or risk serious medical complications. So, I decided to try vaping....

And the results are beyond anything I could have expected. I began a year to vape a year ago after I got the Ascent. My body immediately began to repair my lungs and after three weeks I noticed I was using my pump less. Not going to bore you more but in the end it has been about eight months since I have had to use any asthma medicine.

And all I do is vape at least once a day. I notice my breathing is better after. My chest feels less constricted. I feel bad cannabis works more effectively.



Please I'm an asthma patient and I need the vape instrument buh I can't get so here in my country can u help me to get one, cause I dnt want to smoke



I am currently experiencing the same thing! I have a nebulizer machine next to my bed. I wake up on the middle of the night every night having to use it. On steroids daily and still having attacks. I have severe asthma and use cannabis daily but I feel the smoke from dry herb exacerbates it. I've been looking into gettin a vape and using more oils. Has this helped for you?



What do you vape? CBD or MJ - if MJ then what strain, Indica, Sativa, % of each? How much and how often?


Don c

I have had asthma from a very young age, I have been using cannabis for a number of years now and have found that it does improve breathing when an attack flares up. Howvevr it only lasts for a while , in the past where i did not have my inhaler to releive the weezing i have used cannabis as an substitute and worked well



I think if something helps you feel better u should be able to use it



Everybody is entitled to their own opinion! In my case marijuana and asthma is not a good mix! I can't stand the smell of it when my asthma flares up. It makes me cough worse and I feel like if you're an asthmatic consult a doctor and get the proper equipment needed for this particular disease.



Use a vaporizer, get a Volcano if you can afford one and vape AC/DC or Charlottes Web. If you don't like the smell of it take the smell out with a water cure it gets rid of all the dirt, bugs and chlorophyll. Its usually the chlorophyll that makes you cough when it hasn't been cured properly. Take small sips of the concoction so that your lungs have a chance to acclimate, if your lucky you'll get some relief and if your unlucky you haven't lost anything by trying.



No...don't 'smoke' it...use a vaporizer and bubblers/bongs to cool the Marijuana vapor.


Brian Kyeyune

Marijuana, really...????? I doubt....


Mc Henn

Thank you for this information. Although I don't smoke it, but really, for the sake of this generation, we have been fighting against drug trafficking. Fighting against a drug that many scientist already proved they can cure several sickness.



Its an herb/plant/living, like lavender, chamomile, rosemary, thyme, oak, ivy, tulsi, tea, coffe, elder, rose, hydrangea, datura, oliander, etc; not a drug. Sure some plants you don't want to use or consume, they will make you sick and/or kill you; like some of the later mentioned. Oliander, BAD TO CONSUME/DO NOT CONSUME, yet is completely decriminalized and an insane amount of people use it for ornamental horticulture and plant everywhere even though its a usually non-native plant, and a poisonous plant, to all{us,animals,(minus humming birds and bees)} All parts of Cannabis are usable/consumable. Not all people can consume all things, that' fine they shouldn't. Making it ILLEGAL to grow,consume,share,use should be an outrage to the entire Earth, Because there have been humans sentenced to Death, imprisoned for over 50 years, fined, families have been broken apart, and more. 3000+ years of medicinal usage as well O_O! Until we can see it that way, not even close to change. It became a horrific scary "DRUG" in the 1920's. Decriminalization gives us the power to heal ourselves(LEGALLY), Legalization allows wealthy people to give us our medicine legally.

I had asthma since the age of 4-5. Breathing machine treatments, steroidal inhalers, other inhalers, that circular purple powder inhaler, everyday. . . . I started smoking herb as a teen and have had to use an inhaler maybe 3 times, I'm 26 now, and i believe I only had to use the inhaler those 3 times because I smoke tobacco and had no herb to open my lungs. I still have my inhalers around, hidden, somewhere. I give thanks for CREATION and the herbal medicine! With respect thanks Yah'll



Ive used cannabis for ten years and am an asthmatic from birth. It like anything else has side effects, despite being good at what it does. If these side effects dont inhibit your life but the actual use of the herb increases your Quality of life then perhaps cannabis and you are compatible. Do your research, love your body. It's only natural.



I have severe asthma and was hospitalized and put on insane amounts of steroids to help clear up my lungs. The steroids only made me feel worse and I didn't feel like my lungs felt any better. I started smoking marijuana and not only did I feel the best I had in months but my lungs have never been more clear. I definitely suggest medical marijuana to anyone with asthma because it has been proven to open up the bronchial tubes and help breathing.



I used to smoke years ago and when I would smoke hashish, My asthma would be cleared right up I could run a mile. Will I quit in 2002 for my job. Now I'm ready to start again . I'm laying here in bed breathing like a madman. Steroid pump taken and now 2 puffs of my pump. I'm ready to try something again I just not sure if I can handle the buzz anymore. I would also like to try for all my aches and pains, I work Construction for 25 years my body is beat up. Tendonite's in my right arm fullblown pain at this point. Again on pills. Tired of taking pills. Need some thing Natural. I was told to look it up here since this was the way for me to go...



My airways are so inflamed now that I can't even smoke but I have been making my own oil and it seems to be helping. I would love to be considered for a study if there were to be one.


You mean you are vaping using the oil . How did make that oil. And how do you administer it.

I am asthmatic since 1994 am now 55yrs . How do I go about vaping and what substances do I use and how do I administer the mixture having no tube here.????


Sean G,.

I am coming off and asthma attack in the last 24hrs. I can assure you that i use a vape as well and it helps break up the mucus and as a result I dont have the panic attack that comes from not breathing. I still have to use some medications but not as much and would certainly be admitted to a hospital w/o it.


ROMEO De Martino

i think hashish is realy good for asthmatic patients.The only problem with it is how most people abuse the use of the herb.

countries in the world must take a second look at the herb and regulate it uses, since it has been helpful for some of us with asthma since childhood. The use of medical drugs does not help but rather leaves the problem reoccurring

Medical scientist that have researched into the effectiveness of cannabis should help us



I am asthmatic since 25 years just tried the hash for the 5th times... donno what to say. Im using it with cygarette but till now nothing changed. Ur opinion guys



I've had asthma my whole life, I started smoking around 15. Sounds bad I know, but I used to have around 6-10 asthma attacks a year, spending up to 3 weeks in the hospital at a time... ever since I started smoking, I haven't had another asthma attack since.

To be honest, I'm going to start vaping smoking the bong doesn't do much help, a lot of people's comments have persuaded me to give it a shot, though!



I am old geezer from Colorado and the jury is still out for me. I remember back in the 70's the first time I smoked pot it was a revelation. I could breathe. The first time really blew me away as that was not even on the radar. So I smoked through high school and 2-3 years after. I have chronic asthma and lung volume was in the 70's when I was in my twenties. Then I really did not use marijuana until the past three years or so. I have read where THC is a good dialator but I really cannot say I get the effect I had back in the 70's. Now I have severe COPD and sometimes I actually think it suppresses my breathing and I do not oxygenate as well. I have tried a variety of strains and mixed strains, sativa, indica, CBD oils, THC oils, scripts, home grown, vaporizers, nebulized, oral, through the skin, etc. All have a similar effect.
One thing CBD does very well is take the edge off anxiety and fright. For that, it is truly a blessing.



Greg...I'd love to know if you ever do find a Strain that you can vape that works well for your COPD. Do come back and let us know if this happens, and which strain works for you. Thanks for your testimony. :)



Hi all,
Every time I have a strong wiff of pot I go into a full blown Asthma attack. I'm curious if anyone similar has tried the canniabs inhalers. Really would like off the steroid inhalers.



Yeah Scott, my neighbour/s smoke and in the past few months I have noticed an immediate attack once Instart smelling the stuff. It is a different strain to what I've smelled before so it could be that.



Lol, so I am not the only one that is affected by smells! Just strong smells it seems to get my asthma started and then I have to control it. I have a friend that smokes pot so every time I am at his place lol my asthma is a mess. I've had asthma all my life so used to it but I'd love to get off the meds it really turned me into a couch potato. I used to be really active when I was younger asthma wasn't as bad but the older I got the worse it got.



CBD Oil works great for Asthma!!


Shelby Townsend

Can someone send me the info of how to get started and what I'll need. Ive had asthma all my life and need assistance when trying cannabis. Is there a pill form and machine to use? Is there a guide?


Scarlet Palmer

Dear Shelby,

Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, as Sensi Seeds is not a medical practice, we are not able to provide any advice relating to medical situations other than to consult your doctor or other licensed medical professional. This article, written specifically for healthcare providers who may not be aware of the many properties of cannabis, may be useful to you in talking with your doctor. You could also try to contact local medicinal cannabis support groups, if you have not already done so. In the UK, there is the United Patients Alliance (you can find them on Facebook) and in the US and EU there are many branches of NORML (google NORML followed by your area name). We hope this is helpful.

With best wishes,




I suggest using the oil and just putting it in your mouth twice a day or vaping it...if you read the other comments here it's been helping a lot of people! Hope that helps!



I can tell you definitively that THC acts as a bronchiodialator. I have had several asthma episodes in the past. While visiting CO in the winter, I caught the flu and developed pressure and soreness in my chest, shortness of breath, wheezing, and an unproductive cough. With the simple intention of enjoying an edible for fun, I ate 1/2 a gummy. A couple hours later I noticed 80% or so reduction in my symptoms. This can't be placebo effect because I wasn't expecting this effect.



As a asthma sufferer for 27 years. It wasn't until I started smoking marijuana that my asthma goes away. I'm allergic to things such as pets, pollen, cold weather. Every time I'm around those things my asthma flares up but one day I was at a friends house who happen to have 2 dogs and I felt like I was suffocating about to pass out. My friend gave me a little mj rolled up and the asthma went away right away.
Another scenario when I moved to Los Angeles I lost my albuterol inhaler. With no insurance I just had to give marijuana a another chance. Rolled it up on raw paper and it hasn't been back since.
So I do strongly believe Marijuana is a great substitute for inhalers.



CBD oils are doing miracles in me. I am using the best CBD oil in the market from this new company in the USA. Completely legal and no THC. Highly recommended. It has helped me with inflammations issues.



What is the brand of CBD oil that you are using?



That's strang because I was told by a medical professional that you need both CBD and THC for it to work. Even if it's only a tiny bit. Something to do with metabolizing.



We bought some cbd oil and I was afraid to try it because I have Afib, but I am having so many problems with my asthma, I have decided to try it. I just put some drops under my tongue. I sure hope it helps.


Mary Mo

I am going to start with an organic Cbd/thc oil 20:1 ratio as I do not want to be high
I have lyme, lots of pain and asthma.. I can't smoke anything so will the oil get to my lungs and work as an anti inflammatory there too like it should for my joint pain from lyme?


Scarlet Palmer

Dear Mary

Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, as Sensi Seeds is not a medical practice, we are not able to provide any advice relating to medical situations other than to consult your doctor or other licensed medical professional. This article, written specifically for healthcare providers who may not be aware of the many properties of cannabis, may be useful to you in talking with your doctor. You could also try to contact local medicinal cannabis support groups, if you have not already done so. In the UK, there is the United Patients Alliance (you can find them on Facebook) and in the US, Canada and EU there are many branches of NORML (google NORML followed by your area name). We hope this is helpful.

With best wishes,




I have asthma and used a water soluble CBD product from dutch Natural Healing in a nebulizer 3 months ago. Got 30% more capacity in 2 weeks. My doctor is flabbergasted :) My life has changed. Be sure to use a water soluble product. Oil or vape liquids won't have the same effect. Tried them all. Good luck!



Hi, which product is it and how often did you use the nebulizer? Thanks



I have had asthma my whole life using all kinds of inhalers many times a day and have done alot of treatments with corticoids and nothing really works long term. i recently moved to california and started to smoke a strain of marijuana very high in CBD and less than 2% of THC. well well well my inhaler usage went down from 3 times a day to next to none. and i have been trying to find out why that has been happening and the only thing i changed in my diet, supplements or anything was the introduction of CBD at night to relax after work.


Lorraine Maerz

Has anyone tried a plain ordinary nebulizer to vaporize Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil? I added 1/2 of the seed oil, to 1/2 silver solution for dilusion of the oil. The vapor comes out of the mask beautifully, but I don't know if this an effective and safe way to use the Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil. A nebulizer is a very effective way for me because I have a compromised gut system from Crohns.


Gary Wilson

I was having asthma in my past and got into even more worse conditions. Then i started using cannbis CBD Oil products that really helped me in every circumstances. I was using CBD Oil which are made from hemp plant containing less than 1% THC. Soon above 2-3 months I was feeling normal and my breathing was also normal.



Cbd oil is made from hemp. You can get it without any thc in it and it is legal in all 50 states because it is made with the part of the plant that does not have any mind altering effect like the medicinal Marijanna.
You take it orally and it does help the lungs with out needing to inhale it.


Tania Snyman

I would voluntarily partake in any study if it helps improve my lung capacity, i use 2 x asthavent inhalers monthly and i am on Nuelin tabs if i don'd take my tabs i cant breathe the day, yes i am obese, just mention walking and i cant breathe, i am so desperate this is getting worse and my quality of life and any assistance will be well appreciated at this stage. Tears in my eyes as i type. I just cannot anylonger



I did some research and decided to use cannabis habitually to see if it would help my asthma situation. At the time I was going through one albuteral inhaler every two weeks. (Crazy!) I hated the side effects of jitters and such. After one week of use I noticed a tremendous difference. After a month I no longer had to worry if I had an inhaler in my pocket. I threw it out. 2 years later I quit to get a better job, and here comes the asthma again.. My inhalers don’t work that well. I don’t even get attacks when I use cannabis regularly. Asthma should be a Debilitating Condition for medical use. But, it’s not where I live so I’m not eligible.


Crispy critter

I've had asthma all my life and my experience with smoking weed has been good for my asthma I'm using CBD oil and it's really working for me...I feel more relaxed and my breathing is great....I think that MJ should be legalized because it safer than achohol and your not going to overdose or die from it ...just think about it there is not one case in history where someone has overdosed from smoking weed...the feds don't want it to become legal because then they would not be able to charge you with a crime it's not because they care about you or me..I understand drugs like meth,cocaine,heroin,pills,and many other dangerous Drugs being illegal,but pot is no where close to being a dangerous drug it's a herb for goodness sakes it's all natural nothing man made like all this crap the pharmacy company push down our throats on television day after day..if you listen close to all them television commercials about this drug or that drug the side effects on 90% of the crap is not good for are some of the side effects of weed ...000000 there are no side effects you might eat yourself to sleep but your not going to die or have a heart attack ..or a stroke ...your liver is not going to eat up from all them man made drugs and that's what I have for now


John Ferreiro

Thanks everyone for suggestions, but please, when you mention your experience tell us in what form you used cannabis products...smoked it, used nebulizer, took orall. Please complete your sentences... and thanks, keep it up.



CBD oil is helping me recover WAY faster after a workout and it keeps you lean.

What should I do for the anti asthma properties? Vape? smoke? Edible? what strain?


Silent Jay

Hi Jinkies,

You may want to read this article for some advice:

Thank you for your message.



Taking CBD oil has helped me a lot, I feel like I don’t need the Inhaler anymore

The most important thing is to take this as an Oil And it doesn’t get you high!!!

Asthma sufferers cannot afford smoke or vape use
Simply take the oil in a tea spoon


Tom konkol

Please post sources and or medical qualifications... Without a medical background I don't know whether or not to believe you!


Scarlet Palmer

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your comment. The author of this article does not have medical qualifications, but is an experienced and diligent researcher and writer specialising in the field of cannabis. Sources are linked to throughout the article; the links are in green.

With best wishes,




I ha e asthma and I have a constant cough that is very annoying!! I was wondering if cbd oil would help! Would appreciate a response, thanks!!


Scarlet Palmer

Hi Chris,

Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear about your situation. As Sensi Seeds is not a medical agency or practitioner, we cannot give any kind of medical advice other than to consult our registered healthcare professional. This article about the potential benefits of medicinal cannabis might be useful for you to show your healthcare provider if they are not familiar with it.

You may also find it helpful to contact a support group for medicinal cannabis patients. In the UK there is the United Patients Alliance, and throughout much of the rest of the world there is NORML, who should be able to put you in touch with a group in your area (search United Patients Alliance or NORML followed by your area name).

This are our pages on medicinal cannabis and medicinal cannabis strains, which you might also find interesting.

With best wishes,




I read through every comment and was amazed at the volume of asthma suffers. I too suffer from asthma and have great relief with CBD oil. The first night I used the oil I woke up to clear my lungs with coughing. It was like I took an expectorant. Then with only a few drops before bed I have had control of my breathing. The only time I have issues is when I forget to take the CBD. I wish you all the best of luck and relief.



Sres/ras como es el consumo para el asma,y la artritis,se toma via oral
podrian informar en español
Saludos cordiales


Andrew hall

The drug for asthma from marijuana has been available over 10years now and has bee improved with a beta blocker .The name can be googled and is available by prescription in Jamaica.
Before it was available people drank a small amount of it as a home remedy



Can anyone advise me if one can use a Standard Dose (0,01ml per 0,5ml Medical Alcohol) of Rick Simpson Oil and then add 5-10 drops of that mixture with Saline Solution in a standard Nebulizer to nebulize with?
I do not have Asthma but am experimenting to see if I find a way that is easy to Nebulize and the effects I experince, possibly helping with my Sinus problems.



Today I was tired of coughing and using the inhalers and medication. I used CBD oil and checked the internet for information, just in case. I was using CBD for a while for back pain, but suspended it a month ago. That is the exact time I am suffering the asthma attacks. I used today sub-lingual CBD oil and no more coughing!!!!!



What THC Cannabis strain is best on people with asthma, not causing the chest to pull closed or feel tight chested the next day


Scarlet Palmer

Hi Nicholas,

Thank you for your comment. As Sensi Seeds is not a medical agency or practitioner, we cannot give any kind of medical advice other than to consult your registered healthcare professional. This article about the potential benefits of medicinal cannabis might be useful for you to show your healthcare provider if they are not familiar with it.

You may also find it helpful to contact a support group for medicinal cannabis patients. In the UK there is the United Patients Alliance, and throughout much of the rest of the world there is NORML, who should be able to put you in touch with a group in your area (search United Patients Alliance or NORML followed by your area name).

These are our pages on medicinal cannabis and medicinal cannabis strains, which you might also find interesting.

With best wishes,




Lot's of different reactions and claims re. the efficacy of using cannabis to treat or relieve asthma -and my own history with both is lengthy however, over the past 6 years (I'm in my 50's now) I -underline the letter: I- discovered that while I do in fact have very mild asthma, I also suffer from VCD -which mimics asthma in some ways and is often misdiagnosed as asthma and does not respond to any asthma medications. Vocal Cord Dysfunction is something my Dr.'s never mentioned and seem to know nothing about. What I've learned is that it can be stress induced, seems to be tied to early traumatic events and naturally, cannabis is very effective in treating "attacks" so I wonder if some of the miraculous claims about how the Devils Lettuce helps with asthma, are actually people who unknowingly are treating VCD? There's very little money to be made dealing with a respiratory ailment that big pharma can't profit from so do your own research and figure out if you really do have asthma...


Scarlet Palmer

Hi Hans,

Thanks for your comment and sharing your experience, I've never heard of VCD before! I will do some research and perhaps make it the subject of a new blog post.

With best wishes,




CBD oil has been a game changer for me, after surgery it worked better on my incision pain than any pain med I tried. (and quickly) It's helped with the panic and anxiety I get when I can't breathe. Once I take it I can almost immediately feel a difference in my breathing. The airways feel like they open up and the inflammation is gone. The wheezing goes away and I relax. Fda won't let me post which oil I use but if you message me I'll tell you. It has more than one seal of approval from the Hemp authority, provides all their 3rd party testing right on the website for the public to see and only has 2-3 ingredients so it's pure. You have to be careful because they are not all the same. fyi.. I use the full spectrum oil.


John Miles

CBD Oil works great for Asthma! Contrary to popular opinion, cannabis can help asthmatics in many ways. Though perhaps surprising, some research indicates that compounds found in cannabis can contribute to relieving certain acute and life-threatening symptoms of asthma.


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