Fact-checked by: PesaCheck

2020/04/07 | Kenya

FALSE: Smoking cannabis can prevent COVID-19.

Explanation: The WHO recommends five main protective measures against the disease, and smoking cannabis actually puts individuals at more risk, not less. According to the video, non-smokers are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than regular smokers of cannabis, and the abundance of the drug in Jamaica is apparently the reason why there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.

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This false claim originated from: Facebook video

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