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The COVID-19 pandemic and the surrounding crises have impacted virtually every industry all over the world, and cannabis is no exception. Though cannabis businesses, much like liquor, have been deemed essential, there are myriad issues facing producers and users at this time - and they may ultimately impact the long journey to full legalization.

As 2020 is officially the Year of the Nurse, we’re joined today by registered nurse Ken Wolski. Ken has been practicing since 1976, was on the front lines of the AIDS crisis, and transitioned into medical marijuana advocacy in the 1990s. He ran for US Senate in New Jersey representing the Green Party in 2012 and is now Executive Director of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey.

In today’s podcast, we discuss how this crisis has changed cannabis supply chains, program development, patient experiences, and more, as well as the safety of cannabis and CBD consumption during this pandemic. 


  • How access to medication has changed for cannabis patients since the onset of the crisis.
  • The unique issues facing cannabis patients when hospitalized.
  • Why dispensaries are doing okay right now - and the lasting impacts on cannabis and other surrounding industries. 
  • How to safely consume cannabis products in the era of social distancing.
  • Why Ken believes this moment will lead to further reforms and potentially change the course of modern marijuana laws.

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