‘It’s The First Thing I Do When I Wake Up.’ Canadians Turning To Cannabis To Cope Through COVID-19 Pandemic

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Arianne Persaud has been using more cannabis this year, after losing a restaurant industry job at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To cope with the stress of being unemployed, Persaud initially turned to alcohol.

But Persaud decided to cut down the drinking and consume more cannabis for relief after noticing a decline in physical and mental health.

“With alcohol there’s always this extreme emotion, it’s either you’re celebrating something or drowning in your sorrows,” said the Toronto resident.

– Read the entire article at The Star.

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