The New Stoners

People with well-established patterns of use (including frequent users) have probably learned to self-medicate the discomfort of withdrawal by using more cannabis.

In a recent issue of The Guardian:

How the pandemic created a new generation of stoners

Ever since the arrival of COVID-19, cannabis use in the US has steadily increased. I guess that's no surprise to anyone. Consumption of alcoholic beverages and drugs in general has gone up as well. There has been an influx of 'new' users -- some genuinely 'new' to cannabis, while others experimented with the drug in their youth, drifted away from it as they matured, and were now planning to return.

Both groups were attracted by the idea that cannabis was a low-cost, low-risk way to reduce the mental, emotional, and physical stress of the pandemic. After all, most Americans already regard cannabis as harmless, particularly when contrasted with so-called 'hard' drugs. And now, in a growing number of states, the push for legalization took away a final major barrier to widespread acceptance.

Why not cannabis? people asked themselves. Might not help very much, but it won't do any harm,...

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The New Stoners

People with well-established patterns of use (including frequent users) have probably learned to self-medicate the discomfort of withdrawal by using more cannabis.

The New Stoners

People with well-established patterns of use (including frequent users) have probably learned to self-medicate the discomfort of withdrawal by using more cannabis.

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