Reighan Sheppard

Reighan is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

Medical marijuana usage is increasing in America

Not only did COVID-19 unleash a virus that affected the entire globe, but the growing pandemic also triggered an epidemic of anxiety and depression among America’s Generation Z and millennial populations. And many people turned to cannabis, as opposed to prescribed medication, to calm their minds. In 2021, cannabis sales increased to $30 billion, 40% higher than the previous year. The United States is expected to make up 75% of global cannabis sales in 2026. 

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