Since the start of the pandemic, cannabis sales have hit an all-time high, but that doesn’t mean cannabis users aren’t suffering for their high. While GreenState is your resource to understand marijuana and all that goes with it from health, to cultivation, food pairings, to legalization, we also keep our finger on the pulse of the populace. We turned to Twitter to examine the emotional roller coaster you’ve been riding these past few months, and found 12 common pandemic problems only cannabis users are facing.
1. Stocking up on the necessities…
Me looking at every bodies quarantine stock piles of toilet paper, baby wipes, and food. Knowing I bought weed and cereal. pic.twitter.com/qh5fP3V5Yj
— Spencer (@WowItsSpencer) March 16, 2020
It’s all about what sparks joy, right?
2. …Only to watch it all slip away
How long has your weed supply lasted during quarantine? Y’all smoked 75% of it already huh? Don’t lie
— Kimberly (@TheKimbino) March 18, 2020
Day 4: Today I am thankful for fast, efficient cannabis delivery.
3. Adults smoking under the same roof as their parents for the first time since high school
quick quesh for teens, because i'm doing research and not because i'm a single woman in my 30's riding out a pandemic at my parents house, how do YOU hide YOUR weed?
— Molly Austin (@MollyoAustin) March 22, 2020
At least this time you have a fully formed frontal lobe.
4. And, inevitably, ripping that Band-Aid off
day 4 of quarantine i’m so bored i told my mom I smoke weed just to feel something
— darbythefirst (@darbs_2) March 17, 2020
We salute you.
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5. Finding that work-leaf balance
Blowing weed smoke under my roommates’ closed doors until they stop working from home and come to the living room and play street fighter
— Stavros Halkias (@stavvybaby) March 17, 2020
No, that Zoom filter will not make your eyes look less red.
6. That one time you seriously considered starting your own hemp farm
my college roommate is now living and working on a weed farm in Vermont.. seriously I have no idea what the pandemic has in store for me yet
— Mark (@M4RKDUFFY) July 12, 2020
Socially distant, booming market, packed with everything you need for the third wave… is this happening?
7. That look you get every. single. time. you cough
I swear I’m not coughing from the corona virus
I just be smoking weed constantly
— 🐥🐥🐥 (@martinrangel_tx) March 11, 2020
Seasonal allergies, weed, or the dreaded virus? It’s a tossup, we’ll grant them that.
8. Fighting for what’s yours
quarantine diary day 6: just stole weed from my sister while she was asleep….it was thrilling, like stealing from a sleeping dragon. gotta love family quarantine.
— bella hadid’s birthday bellychain (@miremoody) March 19, 2020
Cool that boredom is driving people in your life to cannabis. Not cool when it drives them to your stash.
9. Forging new paths of connection
how many more days of quarantine before I just ask my dad if he wants to smoke with me lmfao
— mija (@el0ww) March 28, 2020
Hey, it’s bonding.
10. Saying goodbye to “puff, puff, pass”
Because of the COVID19 heath pandemic the heads of state
officially declare it's okay to Bogart that joint. pic.twitter.com/6mwdlTeyDe
— Senior McGeezer (@McGeezer67) March 16, 2020
It’s a pandemic. Please, bogart that joint, my friend.
11. Getting tired of puff, puff, puffing…
Quarantine has me smoking weed with my Sims lol pic.twitter.com/GuGpSUK0Rr
— francesca hodge (@witchpuppy) July 30, 2020
You know the world is ending when smoking alone gets boring and even your fish is completely disinterested.
12. …But like a ship lost at sea without it
How have people who don’t smoke weed survived quarantine?
— 🌎 STONER LIFE 4/20✌️ (@stonerIife420) September 3, 2020
Ok, so we know cannabis can’t cure COVID. But in quarantine, it’s a lifeline for so many.
Elissa Esher is Assistant Editor at GreenState. Her work has also appeared in The Boston Guardian, Brooklyn Paper, Religion Unplugged, and Iridescent Women. Send inquiries and tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.