This past month, numerous cities and states recognized marijuana as an essential good under quarantine from the novel coronavirus, allowing medical dispensaries and recreational cannabis stores to remain open during the pandemic. Governments also lifted restrictions around delivery and curbside pickup rules.
Another option exists, however, that could improve upon social distancing efforts even more: Letting people grow their own weed at home. Bill Caruso, an attorney and founding member of New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform, recently said that support for home cultivation exists among patients and industry professionals.
“I talk to a lot of folks in the industry. A lot of people think that the industry is fighting this,” Caruso said during an NJ Insider webinar. “I have not heard one credible source in the cannabis industry that is opposed.”
Other advocates and industry leaders argued during the webinar that medical patients shouldn’t have to rely on outside sources to acquire plant medicine. This is especially true for at-risk patients, who could be placing themselves in more danger by accepting deliveries or picking up cannabis curbside.