How Will COVID-19 Affect Federal Marijuana policy? – BudDigest

As the coronavirus pandemic spread across the country and slammed on the breaks of the US economy, something fascinating has happened. After a century of demonization, suddenly marijuana is no longer being seen as a scourge but rather as a necessity. With the majority of US states with recreational marijuana programs declaring pot shops to be essential to public health and safety, it seems we’ve now entered either the Twilight Zone or the true beginning of the Golden Age of marijuana. It’s likely the latter.

Over the past six short weeks in the United States marijuana has gone from nuisance, essentially, to an essential necessity, and from a gateway drug to bona fide medicine.

Here’s how it happened and what it means for you.

How marijuana dispensaries were deemed essential businesses

As COVID-19 swept the nation, starting with San Francisco, California Gov. Gavin Newsom became the first US governor to close down all non-essential businesses. That includes shopping malls, gyms, restaurants and bars, and shops that sell non-essential items such as electronics.

Some of the businesses that have been deemed essential across the country include grocery stores, gas stations, hardware stores, and pharmacies. And, being considered pharmacies, medical marijuana dispensaries made the cut — for the most part.

That, in and of itself, is mind-bending.

But Gov. Newsom didn’t stop there. He also kept recreational dispensaries off the naughty list.

According to Newsom’s senior adviser, Nicole Elliott, the decision was partly based on making sure that medical marijuana patients got their medicine and partly based on not encouraging recreational users to go back to the black market.

In a statement on the topic, Elliott wrote, “Recognizing that patients need access to this medicine, as well as acknowledging the importance that consumers continue to be able to access legal cannabis made

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Can the Covid 19 coronavirus be treated with CBD?

First of all, Covid-19 is just one coronavirus of many. Nevertheless, known to be fast-spreading, Covid-19 is infecting quite a few people, many with vicious effects. Cases have been reported several states, with New York emerging as ground zero. Medical cannabis has been deemed dispensaries essential business in FloridaOhio and Illinois. If access to cannabis based oil is not an option, CBD oil might help you avoid catching it or to recover from it if you do catch it.

The vast majority of those who are infected will suffer relatively minor symptoms. The main symptoms include a fever and a cough. Some cases will involve colonic issues.

If the Coronavirus hits you really hard, you might suffer some very unpleasant asthma-like symptoms that result in difficulty breathing due to inflamed, mucus-coated lungs. If you’re already dealing with lung issues such as asthma you need to be extra vigilant.

The media frenzy surrounding Covid-19 is another type of virus. Symptoms of this virus include:

Anxiety Panic Fear/stress Depression

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CBD vs the Coronavirus

CBD has been used to treat a wide variety of health and lifestyle issues. It is now being recommended by doctors in many of the United States for a variety of debilitating medical conditions. The Covid 19 Corona virus is a new strain and Cannabidiol, as far as we know, has not been tested directly against it as a cure. There are several ancillary conditions that come with catching the Coronavirus that CBD can strengthen or defend against.

Let’s start this article off on the right foot. If you catch it, you’re probably not going to die from Covid-19 coronavirus. At this point, following best practices listed below will reduce the chance of getting it. You are likely to suffer more as a result of damage caused to the economy and to your psyche via a completely different type of virus — viral media. That being said, CBD oil, made from hemp or cannabis, can help you deal with both of them.

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CBD Antiviral Properties

The marijuana plant contains many components, with THC and CBD being the two major compounds. CBD is particularly known to be very powerful since it has much more significant medical usage than THC and the other numerous compounds found in medical marijuana. CBD is known to interact with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) of our body to produce natural cannabinoids that help against viruses. It should be noted that the endocannabinoid system has two major receptors known as the CB1 and CB2 receptors. The CB1 receptor is found in the brain and is mainly involved with the mental effects of cannabis, whereas the CB2 receptors are responsible for regulating the flow of hormones.

CBD has been proven to have antiviral properties which are helpful in curing the symptoms of many viral diseases. CBD is beneficial in improving the immune system’s ability to protect the body from viral infections by serving as a natural antimicrobial that targets bacteria. When a virus is found in the body, it triggers a response by the immune… Read More

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Acreage Announces Opening of The Botanist Dispensary in Florida

NEW YORK, March 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Acreage Holdings, Inc. (“Acreage”) (ACRG-U.CN) (ACRGF), one of the largest vertically integrated, multi-state operators of cannabis licenses and assets in the U.S., today announced the opening of The Botanist in Spring Hill, Florida, a suburb of Tampa.  The medical cannabis dispensary is Acreage’s first retail location in the state.

With the opening of the dispensary, located at 10520 Spring Hill Road, Acreage now owns or has management services, consulting or other agreements (including pending acquisitions) for 32 operational dispensaries in 13 states, including 14 branded as The Botanist, 5 of those are dispensaries in Ohio.

Developed by Acreage, The Botanist is both a retail and product brand, deeply rooted in health and wellness, and focused on the holistic power of cannabis to help individuals live balanced lifestyles. The Botanist offers a wide selection of cannabis-derived products and features a “science meets nature” retail design reminiscent of a 19th century botanist laboratory. Offering a warm …. Read More

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