Yep, more people in the U.S. are smoking weed during the pandemic

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It’s been reported that more people are using or have upped their use of cannabis since COVID-19 reared its ugly head and that higher consumption seems matched by growing U.S. support to legalize the plant. That at least is one of several takeaways from four recently released poll and studies over just the last couple of days. One survey — commissioned by Curaleaf Holdings, Inc., conducted by The Harris Poll and involving 1,895 U.S. adults aged 21 and older — found that 42 per cent of respondents who have ever used weed consumed again or have increased their consumption since the beginning of COVID-19. More Canadians are aware of cannabis beverages, but will they be buying them this holiday season? Poll: More than half of Canadians approve of legalizing psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression Medical marijuana patients stymied by systemic barriers are self-medicating Just trying to feel better is a likely driver for more people partaking in pot, suggests a statement from Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. , a provider of consumer cannabis products that operates in 23 states. Indeed, 54 per cent of those polled report their consumption was a bid to reduce stress and anxiety, 50 per cent said it was to relax and 48 per cent noted it was to help sleep. More women than men sought out weed to achieve to do this. Increased use of weed dovetails with preliminary findings of a new study from the Cannabis Center of Excellence and the University of Massachusetts, according to MassLive.com . The study began in May and is expected to continue in 20121. Results to date indicate that 49 per cent of the 346 people polled say they have consumed more cannabis since COVID-19 began. Again, similarities exist as to why cannabis consumption is on the rise: health. Those polled…

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