“As cannabis sales continue to increase during the pandemic, one can’t help but wonder if more people are consuming cannabis than before the coronavirus outbreak. I’m sure many of those sales are due to consumers like myself stocking up for their stay-at-home orders, but perhaps some of the sales are also for first time consumers who are looking for alternative healing products , something to take the edge off, or just for fun.
In Oregon alone, sales were up 60% from May 2019, exceeding the $100 million retail sales mark since cannabis was legalized in 2015, according to MJBiz Daily data. If more people are consuming cannabis, or consuming it more regularly than before, the conversation on coming out of the “green closet” has never been so timely.
People, and mothers in particular, are sharing their methods for household operations and homeschooling in light of the closures and other effects of the coronavirus. So, why not share about your cannabis consumption?
For those of us in legalized, adult-use states, the conversation is much easier and can start by something as simple as, “Have you been to a dispensary yet?” to see where the conversation goes.
In prohibition states or states with very limited or tightly enforced semi-legal or medically legal cannabis, the conversation starters are a bit harder and often must start with very trusted individuals. While this can be intimidating or worrisome, one can still have the conversation by removing their own consumption habits from the discussion. You might be surprised at the response you get! …”
Read the full article by Leah Maurer at Sweet Jane.
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