Cannabis In The Time Of Coronavirus

Cannabis In The Time Of Coronavirus

With marijuana dispensaries deemed to be essential retailers in many US states, the last few months have seen the tables well and truly turned on the status quo. Not only is cannabis being sold openly, but the cops that used to harass dealers are now busting shady barbers for performing unlicensed moustache-trims and rebellious restauranteurs for serving unsanctioned spaghetti. Yet with laws varying wildly from one place to the next, the overall impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global cannabis landscape makes for interesting reading. If the epidemic has demonstrated anything, it’s the ridiculousness and inconsistency of cannabis regulations. Step over an imaginary line on a map and all of a sudden weed is transformed from a medicine to a narcotic. The virus, meanwhile, has little respect for these local regulations and insists on affecting everyone equally, which only serves to highlight the unfairness of this unlevel playing field. After all, it’s abundantly clear that demand for marijuana products has skyrocketed over the past few months, largely thanks to the unprecedented levels of anxiety that the coronavirus pandemic has inspired. In the UK, for example, a recent survey found that a record 8.4 million people are now using CBD[i], while a study conducted by the University of Miami found that anxiety is currently among the leading reasons for cannabis use globally[ii]. In states where weed is legal, this has resulted in something of a cannabis boom, particularly as the legal situation allows dispensaries to try out new ways of…

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