Original Post: Cannabis Now: Restaurants & Bars Shutdown Amid Coronavirus, But Marijuana Dispensaries Remain Open
[Canniseur: Love what Mike Adams is writing here. We’re all living in a state of anxiety and Mike is getting it out there. Keep Calm. Carry on. This would seem to be the watchword of the day, but it’s not an easy thing to do. Mr. Adams lays it out in a great way, even if some of this is painful to read.]
The world is on the verge of complete and total bedlam. This godforsaken coronavirus is spreading with such intensity right now that the American public, well, it just doesn’t know what else to do but launch into full-blown panic mode. All one has to do is step inside a grocery store to see that the proverbial cheese of this so-called civilization of ours has slid right off the cracker. The fear of the unknown has the average citizen stockpiling everything from hand sanitizer to chicken wings. Even toilet paper has become a hot commodity inside the clutches of impending doom. I mean, did you ever think our advanced technological order would see a day when it was virtually impossible to get our hands on basic toiletries? Even Amazon is plumb out!
This widespread shortage of rolled wiping products seems to have sparked an abandonment of hope. Because in this ultra-bizarre rhyme of the great American hoarder, we are now witnessing an anxious nation that has also decided to amass a hefty surplus of hard liquor and marijuana. These folks are presumably of the opinion that if we are, in fact, grinding the very edge of the end of the world, or at the very least going to be forced to stay indoors for a month or more, then we better have plenty of weed to see us through the madness.
Legal marijuana is reportedly flying off the shelves from California to Massachusetts, just in case the federal government imposes mandatory confinement policies like they’ve done in Italy and now France. And while some states are okay with all of this reefer raiding, others, like Illinois, are worried rabid pot-procurers could hurt medical marijuana patients. The state issued a statement last week urging dispensaries to make sure to keep plenty of weed on hand for participants of the state’s medicinal cannabis program. Those people who need weed to combat various health conditions are to get first priority in the Land of Lincoln, the state reiterated.
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