Quarantining with Cannabis: 12 Problems We Never Thought We’d Have

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…

It’s all about what sparks joy, right?

2. …Only to watch it all slip away

Day 4: Today I am thankful for fast, efficient cannabis delivery.

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3. Adults smoking under the same roof as their parents for the first time since high school

At least this time you have a fully formed frontal lobe.

4. And, inevitably, ripping that Band-Aid off

We salute you.

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5. Finding that work-leaf balance

No, that Zoom filter will not make your eyes look less red.

6. That one time you seriously considered starting your own hemp farm

Socially distant, booming market, packed with everything you need for the third wave… is this happening?

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7. That look you get every. single. time. you cough

Seasonal allergies, weed, or the dreaded virus? It’s a tossup, we’ll grant them that.

8. Fighting for what’s yours

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

Hey, it’s bonding.

10. Saying goodbye to “puff, puff, pass”

It’s a pandemic. Please, bogart that joint, my friend.

11. Getting tired of puff, puff, puffing…

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

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 elli.esher@hearst.com.