Amidst the global coronavirus anemic, mandates and guidelines have been issued by the government and health officials, to help slow down the spread of the virus, which has caused a struggle to maintain a semblance of normalcy.
Cannabis consumption is a daily ritual for some. 12% of American adults have reported that they smoke cannabis, according to a Gallup poll. Furthermore, data analytics from New Frontier Data has shown that medical cannabis patients, which are 3.7 million Americans, rely on cannabis for relief for a number of conditions.
Cannabis consumption is heavily rooted in the community and sharing even when they are no longer anonymous with hazy sessions among friends. However, during the time where social gathering is a health risk, the question arises that how does one safely take part in one of the most group-oriented activities.
According to the executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Erik Altieri tells Rolling Stone in an e-mail that to the cannabis culture, the community has always been an integral part of it, but considering the current health crisis surrounding the population, it is also best to opt for different thinking for the community.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended the maintenance of at least six feet of distance between others, which is why Altieri has suggested moving traditional group sessions to online platforms such as Facetime, Zoom, or Skype, as this crisis does not allow any sharing of joints, bongs, bowls, pipes, or vape pens. He further adds that it is advisable to clean your pipes frequently with high percentage isopropyl alcohol, to ensure sterility,
Furthermore, it may not be recommended to share your stash either. Despite the discovery of scientists regarding the survival of coronavirus for up to for hours on copper surfaces, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel, the Food and Drug Administration have concluded that the coronavirus is not foodborne. However, if an infected person has sneezed or coughed on anything, it can spread the virus, which is why social distancing should also apply to who has access to your product.
The only safe methods of consumption that do not impact the lungs are edibles, oils, and tinctures, and with extra time in hand, one can always try various recipes for cannabutter, brownies, cookies, and teas.
In the 33 states that have legalized medical and/or recreational cannabis use, the operational dispensaries have been up in the air where some dispensaries in Chicago have even stopped selling cannabis products to recreational users voluntarily, and San Francisco has shown a reversal in its stance and has allowed dispensaries to remain open.
In an event of dispensary shutdown, Altieri fears consumers resorting to the black market since many consumers would head to their nearest dispensary to stockpile the product. However, consumption of lab-tested products only is essential, due to the screening of their items that has been performed for molds and pesticides, which could affect the immune system.
It is advisable to only buy from trusted sources while avoiding any illicit products like unregulated vape cartridges. According to Altieri, it is like considering relying on the cannabis flower from a source where the consumer can be confident about its production and the conditions in which it was produced.
If you happen to contract the virus, it is best to stop smoking as it can further irritate the lungs. However, if you are a medical consumer, and test positive for the coronavirus, Altieri says that it is advisable to consult with your doctor before the continuation of dosage.
Who owns the Suspicious Marijuana Farm Near Middleton Home?
The Police discovered a Marijuana Farm near Kate Middleton’s family home in Buckleberry in Berkshire. A power outage led to the discovery of the illegal farming of marijuana right next to Middleton’s 18 acrea estate, on Thursday.
The Middleton Estate
Kate Middleton’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, own a £4.7 million Grade II Manor house in Buckleberry in Berkshire. The purchased this property back in 2012 after moving from their £1.5 million house in the same village of Berkshire. The 18-acre estate consists of 7 bedrooms and 5 reception rooms. Carole and Michael moved here due to the better privacy and security this house offered.
The Middleton Family House holds great importance for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Duke and Duchess have spent a lot of fun moments at ‘The Manor’. All the sweet memories make The Manor a strong fort to hold.
Discovery of the Marijuana Farm
Upon calling, people from the electricity board came to solve the electricity power situation. The workers from the electricity board discovered the Marijuana Farm on the Wednesday night. They immediately brought this to the attention of the police. The police raided the area on Thursday and found an empty Cannabis factory.
A witness reported that about 6 vans collected the content inside the potential cannabis factory. The police has taken all the evidence for further investigation. The Police is investigating this case under the top priority badge. They have found some evidence that the empty and abandoned factory was previously being used as a safe space to make drugs from cannabis.
Until now, no arrests have been made and people are clueless about the owner of the factory. The police has asked the public to contact police if they have any information regarding the suspicious factory hidden in the barns. The investigating officer told the media that they are still carrying out an investigation. They are confident that they will soon get to the bottom of this matter.
As suspicious as it might sound, there is no confirmation to it. Kate Middleton is the Queen of Grace and her family is an epitome of class. The rumors about the Cannabis Factory being owned by the Middletons are circulating however, it seems nothing but a rumor. Royal family has always been subjected to such fake news every now and then. Previously rumors about Kate’s fourth pregnancy were also in the air and Kate having marital issues with Prince William also surfaced.
While the Police and CID are working hand in hand to solve the mystery of the Cannabis factory and marijuana farm right next to the Middleton Family House, people are looking forward to get their hands on the latest gossip.
COVID-19 – Florida Medical Cannabis Industry Sees Significant Sales Spike
Despite the global pandemic and its consequences, the medical cannabis industry of Florida continues to flourish. Moreover, sales have increased in comparison to sales before the outbreak. Medical cannabis has gained popularity with a consistent increase in demand. Consequently, this gives an appropriate example regarding the stability of the cannabis interest despite the times of an economic crisis.
Weekly sales of medical cannabis in Florida
The first 2 months of 2020 were somewhat a state of normalcy. This was the time when the outbreak was under control. Hence, no government was forced to take drastic measures such as global lockdown, economic shutdown, etc. During the time, the sales in the dispensaries in Florida were on an average of 22,800 ounces of smokable MMJ weekly.
While these sales were during the first 10 weeks, the next week of March 13 recorded higher sales. There was a trade of 36,400 ounces during the week of March 13. That resulted in a rise of 38% in sales compared to the last week. This was the week when COVID-19 became a global concern and many countries began to issue stay at home orders.
Florida’s program records the sales figures generated starting from Friday and ending the following Thursday, to create a weekly sales report. However, the week of April 17 was another essential week to record sales. During that week, the Florida program recorded that sales in Florida resulted in a combined 39,290 ounces of the flower.
The sales during that week could be understandable due to the 2 sales boosters that aligned. The first was the initial round of the COVID-19 relief fund. During this time, the stimulus checks happened to be the primary issue that Americans’ bank accounts dealt with. The second was the cannabis holiday, 4/20, which is unofficial due to the current laws.
The market’s experience of a rise in sales on a weekly basis was not infamous. However, there was a record of consistently higher sales during this pandemic in comparison to the time before. Moreover, the rise in consumption led to this consistent period of the rise in demand. Both existing, and new patients, led to the rise in consumption.
The data available regarding the sales made in the first 10 weeks of 2020, led to the generation of an average figure. It was determined that the average medical cannabis patient obtained the average amount of 2 grams of the flower, weekly.
There was a rise in the figures during the past month in total, or the 4 weekly reports, from May 1 to May 28. The average medical cannabis patient, on average purchased 2.9 grams. This resulted in a rise of 43%.
Legal actions taken by the government
Furthermore, due to tot the global lockdown and economic crisis, there was a delay in many legal processes. However, the government recently granted permission to the medical cannabis patients for the renewal of their registrations. There were restrictions regarding the renewal which still banned in-person communication but encouraged teleconference for the renewal. However, Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use did not reportedly take any substantive actions for the strengthening of the industry during a crisis as such.
The state included medical cannabis dispensaries in the list of essential businesses. The Florida government released the list early in the pandemic, in March and included the unaffected companies and businesses during the lockdown. Hence, Florida’s medical cannabis retailers continued the delivery of their cannabis products to patients.
There are different concerns that come along. The question that arises, however, is if this rise in both Florida’s medical cannabis market, and the cannabis industry generally, will be consistent or not. he cannabis industry hopes for the restoration of the economy before their added, shifting coronavirus unemployment advantages cease.
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