Pot Users Worry About Dangers of Smoking During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Survey Shows

A new AmericanMarijuana.org survey shows that 54.4 percent of marijuana users with lung problems agreed that smoking weed will make them more susceptible to poor outcomes from COVID-19

click to enlarge Pot Users Worry About Dangers of Smoking During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Survey Shows
Photo: Unsplash

The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have pot smokers in a quandary.

A new AmericanMarijuana.org survey shows that 54.4 percent of marijuana users with lung problems agreed that smoking weed will make them more susceptible to poor outcomes if they contract the novel coronavirus. Among pot users without lung problems, that percentage is 34.5 percent.

Even so, just 28 percent of participants report switching from joints, pipes or bongs to non-smoking alternatives such as edibles during the pandemic.

The survey doesn't explain their reluctance to put down the bong and pick up the hard candy.

However, a previous AmericanMarijuana survey does hold a clue: nearly half of pot users purchased extra stash before the crisis reached full bloom. At $80 a quarter, it's understandable why folks wouldn't let the good stuff go to waste.



This first appeared in CityBeat's sister paper the San Antonio Current
Scroll to read more News Feature articles
Join the CityBeat Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join CityBeat Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.