In the weeks to November, Iashia Kilian felt anxious.
She knows that her vote in Michigan can help decide who the next president will be. She has done her best to help run for her candidate. Now, all she can do is sit down, wait and make sure she has her favorite cannabis food on hand.
There is too much panic and anxiety. I know I will only try if I get help. “Ms. Kilian, 43, said. “I used to be the kind of person who would judge whether someone, especially a mother like me, consumes food. But did you know? There is so much happening in this country here. People need some help. “
In college dormitories, the fringed food for brownies is no longer limited to brownie cakes. Edible foods have been sold as part of the health industry and sold as groceries. Or, as a recent Facebook group bragged, every anxiety disorder is now edible.
National surveys and elections show that Americans are increasingly interested in legalizing cannabis use. According to a Gallup poll, the approval rate for legalization rose from 12% in 1969 to 31% in 2000 and 66% in 2019. On November 3, voters in New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, and Arizona legalized recreational marijuana by adding their states to the other 11 states. Mississippi and South Dakota legalized medical marijuana, bringing the total to 35.
The election day sweep means that legal marijuana sales will soon reach one-third of Americans, expanding a market that has experienced a boom during the pandemic.
In a Facebook group dedicated to eating food, people shared recipes to ease the tension on election day. Biden Brownie Bites and Trump Truffles are two dessert recipes, while also pointing out that no matter where people fall in partisan differences, they can use edible food to help them wait for the vote.
Even if News.com announced on Saturday that Biden was elected president, many people said they were still worried about making their way through the courts and fighting through the uncertainty of the transition from power to President Trump.
Coco Meers, co-founder and CEO of Equilibria, a women-centric company in Chicago, said: “The pandemic, then the whole summer, with all social justice issues, now it is election pressure. “Cannabis-derived compounds. “This is uninterrupted and has led to an extraordinary demand for cannabis.”
Ms. Myers said that in the past month, her sales have increased by more than 40% over the previous months, without marketing or promotion. The demand for CBD gel capsules has skyrocketed, and the concierge service can help Equilibria customers decide how much to take, how long the day is and the best time of the day.
Ms. Myers said: “It must have become normalized.” “The grandmothers we saw never thought they would call us about marijuana. The mothers’ group is discussing it publicly. Helping people with anxiety has become recognized. thing.”
In New York, Doug Cohen and his business partner chef Miguel Trinidad started a multi-course cannabis dining experience last year, usually costing $150 each. During the pandemic, they switched from meals to cooking classes to help customers try new methods of sauteing, roasting, roasting and roasting with hemp at home. With the general election approaching, the demand for family cooking classes has soared.
Mr. Cohen said: “I want to say that in the past few weeks we have asked us three to four times as many people for help.”
Cooking at home is much more complicated than spicy Sichuan noodles infused with hemp or Japanese wagyu roast beef, and companies can use it for dinner. One of the top requirements is cherry-chile-chocolate-hemp ice cream.
“Conceptually, food is much scarier than smoking. It feels easier, and it may be part of your daily work,” Mr. Cohen said. “If it tastes good and can relieve anxiety, it is a win-win situation.
He added that many customers are becoming more and more interested in cannabis foods because during the pandemic, they want to avoid smoking causing lung damage.
Medical experts largely agree that eating food seems to be safer than smoking or smoking, but be aware that they carry certain risks. The psychoactive effects of eating food may take several hours to work, causing people to consume too many types of fudge or chocolate when they become impatient.
Daria Carmon, 39, said that before the election, eating food has become part of her daily care.
“It’s too stressful, there are too many things, people need to practice self-care,” said Ms. Carmon, who lives in Brooklyn. She added that the standardization of food consumption means that people can openly share and discuss what dosage, brand and type are best for them.
For example, she learned that her food must be “not too delicious.”
Ms. Carmon said: “I have to stop buying these salted caramel, because they are so delicious, I am worried that I will eat too much.” “You will see a situation, watching the election results, eating snacks, at home The most delicious thing also happens to be your edible food. Not good.”
Ms. Killian said in Michigan that eating food helped her through the pressure of waiting for the results of the election, and she has been watching the number of people infected with the coronavirus in the United States increase every day and will soon receive education at home.
On election night, she remained awake until 3 a.m., watching the results of the vote slowly push away.
Ms. Killian said: “All my news stations are running-NBC, Fox, CNN.” “I’m listening to everyone’s voices, they don’t say anything. If I don’t have food, then I will be stressed. As it is, I feel a little stressed, but also calm. I know I can wait and find out who won.”
A few days later, she was very happy that she had a vision and could stock up on her favorite food.
She said: “The shops are sold out and people are under a lot of pressure.” “People need to take medicine.”