Article by The Fresh Toast via Growth Op
To further prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. has all but pleaded with Americans not to travel this holiday season. But the message seems to not have hit home, with many people travelling at Thanksgiving and other planning travel for upcoming holidays.
Then there are cannabis users, some of whom are staying at home, but still insist on smoking weed with others.
Smoking is the most common form of consumption on the cannabis scene. It is one that almost inevitably means two or more people are going to be swapping spit with one another in pursuit of a buzz. Many cannabis users continue to defend this practice because it is all about one love and fellowship.
But smoking cannabis with the masses could up the risk of getting sick. This is as true now as it ever was. Sharing a joint with someone can potentially spread conditions from the common cold to the flu and others. In other words, the days of puff, puff, pass are over, if for no other reason than to help cap COVID-19 spread.
Marijuana legalization seems to be helping to end the long-time trend of the communal smoke circle. There are now a variety of built-for-one cannabis products sold in dispensaries across the U.S. Edibles, beverages and topicals can be enjoyed without sharing bodily fluids with others.
But this doesn’t mean people who want to smoke cannabis are being shut out. Vape pens, flower and personal-sized pre-rolls are ways for cannabis consumers to keep the tradition of smoking alive.
Legal cannabis dispensaries in the U.S. are increasingly catering to the individual weed user in the same way the alcohol trade does its customers. After all, nobody shares a beer these days. Considering that coronavirus cases in the U.S. had reached more than 12 million by the end of November, cannabis should be no different.