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How The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Affect The Cannabis Industry

As the world finds itself engrossed in the largest public health crisis of our lifetimes, the Covid-19 pandemic, the novel coronavirus disrupting life for every American and most across the globe, is naturally on the top of everyone’s minds. As difficult as it is to think about the cannabis industry and reform movement at a time like this, the reality is that the coronavirus’ impact on our economy and society is also impacting cannabis, with the effects likely to get significantly worse in the coming weeks and months.
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What Does Marijuana Do To Your Immune System?

Cannabinoids are immune-modulators, which means that they alter our immune system in different ways, but what does it really mean?

Cannabis is a plant that can have myriad effects on our bodies, depending on our mood or the strain that’s consumed. Cannabinoids are immune-modulators, meaning that they exert some kind of influence in our immune systems. This has been a topic of interest for a lot of physicians, but what does it mean?

Results from studies provide several explanations:

Thu
19
Mar

The Coronavirus & CBD: Navigating Shifts in Consumer Behavior

Aggressive health measures to stem the spread of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 are changing everything, including the operation of CBD businesses.  And if there’s one thing CBD business owners are accustomed to, it’s change.

Dramatic shifts in in-store and online shopping patterns are palpable and have the potential to become permanent as consumers adjust to public health demands to go out less and shop online more. 

Wed
18
Mar

CBD Is The Most Researched Wellness Trend On Social Media

There are over 500,000 Google scholarly articles on CBD and millions of Instagram photos tagging the hyper-popular compound.

Social media is a hot spot for wellness trends and recommendations. According to new research, CBD is the most posted about trend with the most substantial amount of research behind it, at least according to the internet.

The analysis, conducted by Babylon Health, explains that there are over 500,000 Google scholarly articles on CBD and more than 8 million Instagram posts that have tagged the compound. This makes CBD the wellness trend on social media that has the most research.

Wed
18
Mar

Coronavirus Pandemic Closes Amsterdam’s Cannabis Cafes

As the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States and Europe, government officials in the Netherlands ordered the closure of schools, restaurants, bars, and other businesses including cannabis cafes. The announcement from the Dutch ministers of health and education on Sunday led to long lines outside the country’s famed ‘coffeeshops’ in Amsterdam and other cities as customers rushed to buy pot before they closed. The closures were ordered to begin at 6 p.m. Sunday and are expected to remain in effect until April 6.

Wed
18
Mar

Will legal marijuana stores close? Americans stock up on pot for coronavirus quarantine

Add marijuana to the list of essential supplies Americans are stocking up on as they prepare to confront the coronavirus outbreak.

"Apparently people need weed and toilet paper, that I am sure of," said a laughing Wanda James, 56, who owns the Simply Pure dispensary in Denver. "They are absolutely stocking up."

Tue
17
Mar

How To Avoid Germs When Consuming Cannabis

A communal smoke session, whether it be at a social event with strangers or with your closest confidants, is an amazing experience for several reasons. It sparks laughter, deep conversation, and ultimately creates a bond between like-minded people. But truth be told, depending on your view of germs, it can also be pretty disgusting.  

As legalization breaks the long-held stigma surrounding cannabis consumption, more people are starting to warm up to the benefits of this multifaceted plant. One aspect of smoking cannabis that usually goes unexamined, however, is the germ exchange that comes with sharing a bong or passing a joint. 

Tue
17
Mar

Cannabis lounges not 'very profitable,' says Colorado lounge owner

Cannabis cafes have been a bit of a disappointment in one of the cities which spearheaded the movement to legalize weed.

“We’re very happy to have them, they just aren’t profitable,” said Rita Tsalyuk, owner of The CoffeeJointCo, a cannabis cafe in Denver, Colo.

The cafes in that city currently operate on a bring-your-own weed model — they are not permitted to sell any cannabis products.

There is no smoking allowed but users can, “dab, use vape pens, and consume edibles.”

The experience in Colorado should raise concerns in Ontario where provincial officials are now conducting an online consultation designed to come up with rules for cannabis cafes and lounges.

Tue
17
Mar

Michigan temporarily allowing curbside marijuana pickup amid coronavirus concerns

In order to limit exposure to the coronavirus, Michigan is temporarily allowing curbside pickup at marijuana stores across the state.

Additionally, the state Marijuana Regulatory Agency in a statement issued Monday, March 16, encouraged medical marijuana patients and recreational marijuana customers to place delivery orders when possible. There are about 15 recreational marijuana retailers and 66 medical marijuana dispensaries approved for home delivery, according to the state licensing website.

Tue
17
Mar

Coronavirus Fears Drive Cannabis Delivery Sales Higher

The nation's rapid shift into social distancing and isolation has been lousy for most segments of the U.S. economy, but one niche seeing significant growth in recent days is the licensed cannabis sector, home to companies like Curaleaf (OTC:CURLF), and Cresco Labs (OTC:CRLBF). 

During the week that ended March 13, retail locations across the country's largest legal cannabis market, California reported increasing delivery sales. Employees at privately held Ganja Goddess, a delivery service provider operating in California, say they have seen a 10% increase in sales each week for the past three weeks.

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