NAPLES, Fla. (WZVN) — Local cannabis experts have said business is booming in Florida.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put many people in a state of high stress, either from the virus itself, or unemployment and paying bills.
“For somebody who’s locked up going stir crazy, it’s a great way to chill and mellow out,” said Dr. Robert Brueck at Emerald Medical Center.
Since January, nearly 50,000 Florida residents got a medical marijuana card. Currently, 345,273 people in the state have a medical marijuana card, which is 100,000 more than June of 2019.
“I think people now realize that it’s not a curse, that it has tremendous potential,” said Brueck.