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A Cannabis User’s Guide to Surviving Stay-Home Orders

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The ongoing spread of the COVID-19 virus has completely altered how we live our daily lives. Grocery shopping involves long waits in line with a mask on, going out for fresh air must be done so safely, and the distance between you and others must always be at least six feet. Life in the midst of a global pandemic has been an adjustment, to say the least. And if you’re like many people in the U.S. and around the world, you’re spending more time at home than ever before, which could be your happy place, or could cause you to feel uncomfortably cooped-up.

Whether you’re looking for new things to do, searching for the safest way to stock up on cannabis goods, or want to find creative ways to hang with your buds, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, we’ll offer some tips on these topics and more.

Find a safe way to replenish your stash

Luckily, cannabis delivery services and some storefronts have been deemed “essential” during COVID-19 quarantine. While there are some safety restrictions in place, this accessibility is a huge relief for the cannabis community and anyone who relies on cannabis medicinally.

Depending on where you live, you might still be able to visit your favorite storefront locations for curbside pickup, provided that you have a facemask on. (If you don’t already have your PPE gear on deck, check out these raw hemp face masks from Rawganique). Otherwise, most cannabis delivery services like Eaze are continuing their daily delivery services, with some added safety precautions involved.

Here are some of the things Eaze (like many companies) is doing to ramp up their safety measures:

  • Disinfecting phones and hand-held terminals after each delivery
  • Wearing disposable gloves and masks
  • Sanitizing hands after each delivery service
  • Not touching IDs during checks 
  • Prioritizing social distancing measures
  • Educating staff on all policies and updates  

If you’re more into CBD, the good news is, you can order freely (and safely) online. You can even score some sweet specials with your purchases. This high quality CBD oil by CBDfx is being offered at a discounted rate and includes a hand sanitizer with purchase!

Stock up on snacks 

No shelter in place sanctuary is complete without an abundance of snacks. And if you’re feeling a little uneasy about heading to the store, there are plenty of alternative ways you can replenish the snack section of your pantry. 

Check out these snack delivery services:

  • goPuff
  • Boxed
  • Thistle
  • SnackSack
  • The Big Box
  • Urthbox
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Stay connected with your buds

Whether you’re more social or reserved, chances are, the concept of social distancing has you feeling a little disconnected from your loved ones. Although your plans to meet up may be postponed for the foreseeable future, there are still several fun ways you can connect with your friends and family while still respecting public health and safety orders:

  • Host a virtual house party complete with games, cannabis-infused beverages, and catching-up.
  • Join a cannabis-friendly social networking platform to connect with other enthusiasts from around the world.
  • Send your buds a letter or a care package to lift their spirits.

Look for ways to get educated and entertained

With so many hours to spend hunkered down at home, you really have nothing left to do but get educated and entertained—and if it feels like you’ve found the void of streamable content, check out our top picks:

  • High Maintenance (HBO)
  • Broad City (Hulu, Comedy Central)
  • Have a Good Trip (Netflix) 
  • Bong Appetit (Vice, Hulu)
  • Solar Opposites (Hulu)
  • Absurd Planet (Netflix)
  • Weeds (Netflix)
  • Dave (FX, Hulu)
  • American Weed (National Geographic)
  • Weediquette (Vice)
  • The Culture High (Amazon Prime)
  • Weed the People (Netflix)

Incorporate holistic health habits 

In addition to making sure your cannabis and snack drawers are stocked, and ensuring that you’re well-connected and entertained, it’s also important to practice healthy habits to keep your immune system strong, and your soul full. Getting regular exercise, eating healthy, stepping out for fresh air, and taking safety precautions should be at the top of your to-do list.

How are you handling this transition? Share your survival tips with us in the comment section below, and stay connected with the latest news in cannabis and more by subscribing to Cannabis & Tech Today.

Disclaimer: This article is intended for information and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to reflect the specific views of the publication.

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