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Taneia SurlesMay 10, 2021
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Did the COVID-19 pandemic change the reason why people are pursuing medical marijuana now?

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many people, including newcomers to medical marijuana, have changed their reasons for using it. The COVID-19 pandemic has and is stressful for millions, if not billions of people worldwide, which has led many people to resort to different options to find the contentment they once had pre-COVID. Thanks to alternative health options such as medical cannabis, many people can find relief for their ongoing stresses from the pandemic.

Based on data provided by Veriheal and other sources, the use of medical marijuana had changed for many users since early 2020, when the pandemic officially took effect in the United States.

The increase in unemployment rates, the introduction of virtual learning for previous in-person students, losing direct contact with a support system, and the threat of being evicted have led many to resort to medical marijuana to ease their stresses surrounding the pandemic. Many individuals who had not previously been diagnosed with a mental illness began to show symptoms throughout this pandemic, leading to a significant increase in the need for mental health services and medications.

For those who prefer alternative health options, medical marijuana was the chosen method to ease their stresses and other possible mental health symptoms. For Veriheal, a CannaTech company that helps its customers receive a medical marijuana card, they have seen a drastic change in why their customers are pursuing medical cannabis.

According to the data provided by Veriheal, the number one reason or “effects desired” for individuals wanting medical marijuana was “happy/bliss,” with “relief/pain-free” being the second reason. Typically, most medical marijuana users suffer from chronic pain or mental illnesses that they can alleviate with medically prescribed cannabis. The need for medical marijuana has seemingly changed, as many individuals are now looking for a stress-reliever and a similar form of “dopamine” to help endure the pandemic.

 

Here is some additional information pulled from Veriheal’s data:

 

  • Pennsylvania currently has the highest demand for medical cannabis compared to other states, with the possible reason being that the state is medical-only.
  • The city of New York has the highest demand for medical cannabis as a city. It is to be noted that at one point during the pandemic, New York City had the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
  • The number one reason males use medical cannabis is to be happy (42%), while women use it primarily for relief (39%). As mentioned earlier, the two primary uses for medical marijuana during the pandemic are happiness/blissfulness and pain relief.

 

The data provided from Veriheal helps to give insight into how the future will look for medical marijuana. Even with the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines, there is no set-in-stone date when the pandemic will end. With this in mind, being happy or blissful may continue to be the top reason why people are pursuing medical marijuana for the near future.

 

 

 

 

 


Taneia SurlesFebruary 4, 2021
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Editors note: This story is part of a month-long series for Black History Month. GMR wants to celebrate Black-owned businesses in cannabis and those that have made a difference in the industry. 

Despite the many benefits of cannabis use, it is still heavily stigmatized in America, with the legalization of the plant in only a handful of states. This issue leaves those with medical validation who want to use medical marijuana limited resources to find it. Fortunately, one company has made its mission to address the limited accessibility of medical marijuana and certified medical marijuana healthcare providers.

 

Veriheal was created in 2017 by black businessmen Joshua Green and Samuel Adjetunji with the objective of providing quality medical marijuana education and resources. The healthcare technology company allows medical marijuana patients to connect to certified doctors in their state with ease to get approved for a medical marijuana card. Four years later, the Veriheal has grown significantly and is considered one of America’s top medical marijuana companies.

The company has received rave reviews on Facebook Reviews, BBB (Better Business Bureau), and Trustpilot Reviews and has been featured in Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Times, and more.

Veriheal provides a variety of services on their site that are garnered towards improving the lives of many. Listed below are the services Veriheal provides through their website.

  • Opportunity to apply for a medical marijuana card
  • Locator for medical marijuana doctors in a patient’s state
  • Consultation to gain more knowledge on cannabis and its benefits
  • Locator for local dispensaries in a patient’s area
  • Edible dosage calculator that used for calculating the potency of infused THC and CBD in food

Aside from services, the healthcare technology company, Veriheal, doesn’t aim to break their customers’ pockets. The most a customer may pay for Veriheal’s services is $199 annually, significantly less than what many medical marijuana providers offer. Their customer service is always available 24/7, and those who aren’t approved for a medical marijuana medical card can be refunded.

Veriheal has a referral program for those with an account in which users can receive a $5 credit that can be used towards purchasing a medical marijuana card. Those with an account will be provided with a referral link or coupon code they can give to their friends and family. If their referral is approved for a medical marijuana card, they will receive the credit on their account.

With its focus on improving the health and wellbeing of others, it is no surprise that Veriheal gives back to various health-related organizations. Veriheal is a charitable company that donates a portion of its earnings each year to charities such as the Wounded Warrior Project, American Cancer Project, American Liver Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, and Tourette Association of America.

Alongside their charitable donations, Veriheal also aims to help the future generation by providing scholarships to students with financial needs. The cannabis company provides a scholarship for both high school and college students in America worth $1000 each year. Prospective applicants must write an essay focused on how the cannabis industry can be improved.

Black-owned business Veriheal is one of the leaders in the cannabis industry and has proven itself to be an excellent resource for patients wanting easy access to a medical marijuana card.


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