As cannabis consumers rush to stock up on supplies ahead of international and local enforced social isolation, the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has recommended that consumers avoid sharing joints until the coronavirus pandemic is over as a suggested smart move for the safety of the public and those around us.
In a statement from the head of NORML executive director Erik Altieri wrote that the practice of sharing a joint among friends “has been a common social practice,” adding: “But given what we know about COVID-19 and its transmission, it would be mindful during this time to halt this behaviour.”
He urged precautions over “bowls, bongs, pipes, vape pens, etc.”
It also comes as the sales of legal cannabis surge around the world, the U.S Washington state saw sales increase by just over 100% with a similar phenomenon underway in Canada and the Netherlands.
Many countries have prioritised the elderly and enforced strict buying times in those that deem it a medical necessity.
Wash your hands, stay at home and avoid sharing joints!