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Marijuana Sales Exploding

Marijuana sales are spiking, but what is the cause?

As the United States’ cannabis industry, both medical and recreational, continue to see massive gains with numbers floating from 40%-75% depending on the store. The type of products that are in high demand seem to be Bud as King, established edible brands, vaporizer cartridges, tinctures, and most surprisingly Rick Simpson Oil (RSO). We are living through unprecedented times for marijuana. Marijuana has finally taken back center stage in the economy, where it is legal, and providing relief for a variety of users and symptoms.

With the economic and country wide shut down and continued reaction to Covid-19, has left some people dealing with a host of issues ranging from physical to mental health. The physical health damage I have personally witnessed is extreme toothaches, where people lose all function to concentrate for any given moment. Primarily this is because dentists had been or continue to be closed. For people like this, they have chosen to go the route of RSO, hoping the gel like substance can be put over the area of the tooth and provide relief. On the other-hand, some have opted for the powerful sleep-like body high large doses of RSO can deliver in hopes for pain-relief. However, I would say the large percent of the clients seem to be medicating feelings of loneliness, troubles at home, anxiety, loss of job or economic prospects.

The rise in marijuana sales in states with access, can be attributed to many different factors other than health. One large driven factor is the marijuana industry in most states that are legal have deemed them “essential,” and I would argue that they absolutely are. Since this industry has remained largely open, marijuana stores were able to cash in on the $1200 economic stimulus check sent by the federal government. These stores were also able to cash in on the increased unemployment checks during the stay at home orders.

I would attributed the reasons above as to why the marijuana industry has seen so many gains from earlier on this year, 2020.

If I may speculate for a brief moment.

Since the economic shut down, people have lost their jobs while others have been on unemployment for the better of four months. I am also assuming that largely, gyms have either opened at below capacity or continued to be closed.

Business Insider reports that, “24 Hour Fitness files for bankruptcy and closes over 130 gym locations across the US.”

That could partially mean the population in which those gyms served is no longer exercising at all, further adding to physical and mental health problems.

Another microcosm is the fake NewYorkTimes is reporting that, “A New Covid-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide.”


Where am I getting with all this? Well, all these are signs of an economic downturn in the mindset of a population. Drug and alcohol use goes up, and so does domestic violence. We are in a depression whether temporarily or not. People might be medicating the affects of the shut-down.

I certainly hope for the best.

-Red Eyed Widow

Forbidden Fruit


Forbidden Fruit has got to be one of the best strains fragrance wise. The terpenes within Forbidden Fruit smell of sweet cherry and strong citrus overtones. This is because Forbidden Fruit is a cross between Cherry Pie and Tangie. As one can expect from an Indica, Forbidden Fruit is a beautiful deep purple with few orange hairs across the flower. People say they experience a deep body high, which makes it good for relaxation. The THC ranges from 23%-27% and CBD less than 1%.



The fragrance is unmistakeable, strong citrus but without the zinginess or tangy tones, if you will. The smell only can be best described as a grapefruit. There is a perfect mix of citrus, sweet, and floral scents. It should be noted that the city’s overpowers both scents. However, when you break open the bud the floral and sweet tones become stronger. There is no gas and no earthy tones.

Rank: 4.7 (out of 5)


The inhale tastes like nothing, unless you take a large hit. Yet, on the exhale, magic happens. On the exhale the citrus and floral terpenes come out in full force. The best way to describe it is if you just got done smelling perfume. Most of the flavor is locked in the aftertaste. The aftertaste lasts around 30 seconds, maybe even longer. The flavor lasts the entire bowl, but gradually fades each time as one can expect.

Rank: 4.3 (out of 5)


First noticeable change was I became thoughtful and alert. Second, I did not feel particularly motivated to do anything and experienced a light increase in mood. I just felt high, nothing to write home about. They high is light.

Rank: 2.9 (out of 5)

Score: 4.0 (out of 5)