CANNABIS CULTURE – While many struggle with the stress and anxiety of isolation, Andy, of the Syracuse area in New York State, has kept a level head — by keeping his hands in the dirt.
Andy was diagnosed with Lyme disease two years ago, and when COVID isolation started, he had to take it extremely seriously. Over video chat, he said about the disease, “It was destroying my fundamental health and it takes a lot of work to rebuild that.”
Still a novice grower, he has been making strides in a passion now quickly turning into a craft. “I had already been growing so I just decided I was going to focus in and get my head out of all the negativity that’s swirling around in the world right now. It keeps me busy, keeps me active, and it’s something that I’m really passionate about. I’ve had a lot of extra time to dedicate and I think I’ve leveled up more than I would have otherwise.”
Although many people have been spending their time doing at-home projects to stay positive, the effects of the extraordinary pressure of COVID isolation have shown in the data.
Michael Benros, a professor at the
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