Sure. Extra individuals within the US are reporting utilizing medicinal weed throughout COVID-19

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About 70 percent of medical marijuana card applicants have increased their use of the plant, and about a third are interested in using it for anxiety and stress.

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Angela Stelmakowich

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April 02, 2021 • • 59 minutes ago • • Read for 2 minutes • • Join the conversation The most common reason for trying to get an MMJ card was The most common reason for trying to get an MMJ card was “dealing with anxiety and stress”. /. Photo by kieferpix / iStock / Getty Images Plus

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The next two most common reasons were diagnosed medical conditions reported by 27.7 percent of respondents and general pain relief reported by 23.1 percent of respondents. “Surprisingly, sleep problems only made up 5.2 percent of the vote,” reports the company.

“It is clear that the pandemic has increased levels of stress and anxiety, and far more people than we expect, that medicinal cannabis is a potential means of relief,” said Dylan Baker, WayofLeaf’s content director.

And while 85 percent of respondents said they were “confident or very confident” that medicinal cannabis could help with their specific condition, there was a fly in the ointment. Less than half of the respondents said they were familiar with the current procedures for applying for MMJ cards.

In fact, survey results show that nearly 70 percent of current and potential MMJ applicants would prefer to apply for their cards online rather than at a clinic, and only 20.3 percent would like to apply directly to their doctors.

Medical marijuana demand appears to be strong even in states that recently voted to legalize recreational marijuana, reports WayofLeaf.

Recently published data from Statistics Canada shows that of those who used cannabis before COVID-19, 34 percent said they used more during the pandemic. Within this group, 35 percent said they had consumed weeds five or more days a week.

Averaged over three surveys conducted for the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in May and June 2020, 52 percent of those who had used cannabis in the previous week said they used it more frequently than before the pandemic.

“We know that regular cannabis use leads to major health problems, addictions, and other mental disorders,” senior author Tara Elton-Marshall said at the time. “It is worrying to see continued increases in cannabis use during the first wave of the pandemic.”

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