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The coronavirus pandemic has the world on edge causing significant social and economic stress. This is not good as there is significant research documenting a negative relationship between stress and immune system functioning. The more stressed you are, the weaker your immune system will be and the more likely you will succumb to a host of viruses of which the coronavirus is the virus du jour.
Fortunately, we have cannabis to help lower the stress, stem the anxiety and enhance the ambiance of wherever we are if we are sheltering-in. California and most other states in which cannabis is legal have had the good sense to declare cannabis to be “essential” and have allowed dispensaries to remain open along with grocery stores, pharmacies and convenience stores.
Whether it has other beneficial properties related to mitigating the coronavirus has been the subject of discussion among cannabis advocates and aficionados. Although there is significant research on the anti-viral properties of cannabis, cannabis is not a death-knell for the virus that causes the common cold. Since the coronavirus comes from the same family of viruses that are responsible for the common cold, it would be truly unrealistic to expect it to end the coronavirus pandemic.
With most of the world following the isolation advice of medical professionals to close non-essential businesses, ban assemblies of more than 10 people, educate about the 6-foot degree of separation and browbeat their populations to just stay home, it is just a matter of time for the coronavirus to run its devasting course.
SOOOO no sharing of joints, bongs, pipes and other consumption devices – at least not with anyone else other then who you are sheltered-in with. And if they are going out, you might consider not sharing with them either. In this case, it is absolutely OK to “bogart that joint.”
Since public gathering are verboten and the places of business where MAPP holds it monthly meetings are closed, for the first time ever, MAPP will be holding a teleconference that everybody, everywhere can attend just by calling in.
You will definitely want to call in and be a part of the Saturday, April 1 MAPP meeting. Here are the truly fabulous guests:
- Ruth Hill, a certified Cannabis Nurse Navigator, will present information on cannabis vs. the coronavirus with an enlightened analysis of how the anti-viral properties of cannabis can, at the very least, play a role in helping to mitigate the debilitating symptoms of the coronavirus.
- Aaron Sandusky was one of those caught up in 21st century reefer madness when his collective was raided by the feds in 2011. Aaron will provide a very personal view of what happened when he was raided, the kangaroo court which conducted his trial, the 7+ years spent in prison and what life is like now that he is out.
- Did you know that having a cannabis dispensary in your neighborhood actually increases the value of your home by up to 10%? Learn about the new study that when it comes to cannabis, NIMBY attitudes are determinantal to home values and neighborhood livability.
Joining the teleconference is exceptionally easy. This Saturday, April 4 at 1 p.m. call 605-475-3235 and when the voice prompts you, enter the access code 275905# and you will be whisked into the MAPP teleconference. Smoking and the consumption of other forms of cannabis during the teleconference is not only allowed, it is encouraged.
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