Cannabis Consumption Methods Changing Due to Pandemic
Recent research reveals that consumption trends of marijuana have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic. In a recent study, 360 people were surveyed about their marijuana consumption during quarantine.
Of those surveyed, 54% stated that they have used more cannabis during quarantine, 41% reported they have used the same amount of cannabis as they were before the pandemic, and 4% said they were using less cannabis.
Before quarantine, 56% of people stated that vaping was their preferred method of consumption. However, this number rose to 73% once quarantine was in full effect.
Users shared a few reasons they switched to vaping. Of the participants, 12% reported switching to vaporizers because it was more convenient for them, 7% reported switching to vaping simply out of boredom, 6% claimed they switched because of the odor associated with using flower or bud, and 4% stated that they made the switch because of cost-effectiveness. About 50% of the participants said they did not change how they consumed their cannabis.
Another interesting finding is that the percentage of daytime consumption has risen. Pre-pandemic, only 16% of people reported using cannabis during the daytime hours, but now that number has risen to almost 36%.
As most states have deemed medical cannabis clinics and dispensaries as essential services, the amount of cannabis consumers continues to grow. Not only have cannabis consumption methods evolved, but so has the process of acquiring a medical marijuana card.
Ohio Marijuana Card offers telemedicine appointments, which means you can get approved for your medical marijuana card right from the comfort of your own home by phone/computer! Dispensaries have also changed many procedures to ensure the health and safety of their patients to avoid spreading the virus. Some of these new services include: online ordering, special hours for those who are immunocompromised, call-ahead ordering and curbside pickup.
Learn more about how to get your card via telemedicine appointments!
If you are a qualifying patient who is suffering from one of the qualifying conditions and is seeking medical marijuana treatment, schedule a telemedicine evaluation, and gain access to Ohio dispensaries.
You can schedule your appointment by calling us at 866-457-5559 or book your appointment online.