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Coronavirus and Cannabis: How Pot Is Impacted by a Pandemic

As we make our way into a new chapter in “End of Days: Death By Stupidity Edition,” it’s worth taking a moment to consider how COVD-19 may impact the cannabis industry, and if cannabis can be part of a toolkit to deal with the pandemic.

On Sunday, Governor Kate Brown declared a Coronavirus State of Emergency, which simply means additional funds and personnel are requested and implemented. Nothing is being put forth which would impact an individual from going to a dispensary, or using a delivery service. So for now, all is well, relatively speaking.

However, that could change. Doesn’t mean it will, but that it could, so stay calm and carry on consuming cannabis. Former pandemics such as the Swine Flu, SARS, and others didn’t have a measurable impact on the industry, so like any forecasting, this is purely speculative.

Starting from a global perspective, the virus has had an impact on the production of goods in every conceivable sector, including those needed for cannabis production, consumption, and sale. Per Marijuana Business Daily:

The coronavirus has had a significant impact on the entire manufacturing supply chain in China, which will be felt in the coming months,” said Richard Huang, CEO of Cloudious9, a cannabis vaporizer manufacturer based in Hayward, California. [Read More @ The Portland Mercury]

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