Category Archives: COVID-19

MMJRecs Is Coronavirus Mainly Spread By Coughing? How MMJ Smokers Can Reduce Their Risk

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the early months of 2020, many people have been affected by the disease. Roughly 103 million people have contracted the virus at the time of writing, with over two million of those people losing their lives to the disease. With the pandemic still in full effect across […]

32% Cannabis Job Growth In 2020, Despite COVID-19

In four years, the cannabis industry’s job growth has increased 161%, quickly beating predictions from other industries 10 years from now. Leafly’s fifth annual cannabis jobs report showed the cannabis industry to support 321,000 full-time equivalent jobs in 2021! An incredible number for an amazing and highly-deserving industry. Cannabis jobs aren’t accurately reported to the […]

Web Series Explores the World of Psychedelic Medicine

CANNABIS CULTURE – A Medicine Hunter and a non-profit organization promoting psychedelic healing will be providing free education on psychoactive plants to the global community. According to a press release by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies Canada (MAPS Canada), the “The Ethnobotany of Psychoactive Plants with Chris Kilham” is a four-episode mini-series, focusing on the […]

Medicinal Cannabis Mouthwash Could Help Combat COVID-19

Igor and Olga Kovalchuk have spent roughly four years working with cannabis strains from around the world to create new hybrids that demonstrate certain therapeutic properties. With the on-set of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Lethbridge biology professors have been exploring how some cannabis extracts can help to combat the virus. They investigated how […]

Cannabis Retailers Struggle with Inconsistent Provincial Health Rules

CANNABIS CULTURE  – Dispensaries have switched to a Call-and-Collect or Click-and-Collect model where customers can call the store to pre-order a product or select their purchase on the store website to minimize exposure. However, according to legal cannabis sales rules, every cannabis purchase must be paid in-store and delivery options are still prohibited. “Not everybody […]

New Study Shows Cannabis Reduces Inflammatory ‘Storms’ Caused By COVID-19

A promising new study out of Canada offers data that some cannabis strains help reduce a specific type of inflammatory distress—called a “cytokine storm”—that proceeds severe cases of acute respiratory distress due to COVID-19. In a study conducted by researchers at Pathway Research Inc., the University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge, scientists used […]

Cannabis Industry Aims To Build On Thanksgiving Rush

Cannabis sales in the US hit record levels over the Thanksgiving weekend, prompting industry predictions the combination of Covid-19 anxiety and a trend towards legalisation has triggered a permanent uplift in demand. After years of sluggish official sales, buying soared in early March and April when lockdowns began and consumers, fearing supply disruptions, stockpiled the […]

Coronavirus: Cannabis Retailers Plead With Ontario To Allow Reopening In Lockdown Zones

They’re considered essential but you will not find anyone inside pot shops in Toronto and Peel Region, the provinces two lockdown zones. “All we’re asking for is an opportunity to do right by our customers in the community, have a consistent playing field and, you know, honestly, if the government was running cannabis stores, I […]

Cultivation Under Covid (A Grower’s Life in Lockdown)

CANNABIS CULTURE – While many struggle with the stress and anxiety of isolation, Andy, of the Syracuse area in New York State, has kept a level head — by keeping his hands in the dirt.  Andy was diagnosed with Lyme disease two years ago, and when COVID isolation started, he had to take it extremely […]

MMJ Recs Medical Marijuana Reform: What Does The US House Vote Postponement Mean For MMJ?

The current pandemic has caused a lot of government operations to come to a standstill. Many sectors have been hyper-focused on addressing the rising numbers of COVID-19 and efforts to slow transmission of the virus. One such reform that has taken a back seat is medical marijuana. A planned vote that was supposed to take […]