Alternate Ways Of Consumption During COVID

Alternate Ways Of Consumption During COVID

Alternate ways of consumption during COVID with Jay Rush, Co-Founder of Moose Labs. Our next guest’s company has developed a unique product allowing users to smoke safer by reducing the spread of germs and reducing coughing. A typical bong contains more bacteria per square inch than a toilet seat in a public restroom, and according to the first study of contamination on shared smoking devices, a bong after a ten-minute smoke session between four people carries 600X the germs it had before the session. The device your team has developed is called the MouthPeace. It’s a silicone personal and universal mouthpiece with an activated carbon filter for pipes, vaporizers, and joints, preventing direct human contact. Tell me about it. Leafly reports that the coronavirus has disrupted cannabis commerce across North America, triggering runs on stores, closures, and the adoption of curbside pickup and delivery orders.

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SARS-CoV-2 is canceling most 420 events and changing personal behavior away from sharing joints and pipes. Talk to me about the industry’s perspective on sharing devices and the immediate changes we need to make. As it became clear that Covid-19 affects people with respiratory issues harder than most, consumers have become wary of inhaled products. Vapes concentrate, and smoked flower sales have flattened or even dropped in some locations while edible and tincture sales have increased. While some consumers will go back to inhaled products after the crisis eases, it’s likely that some users will change behavior permanently as a result of new habits. There is no evidence found that people get Coronavirus just by sharing bongs or joints, but even with proper care, we talk about if Jay sees any need for concern by the public that might sway away from smoking flower and finding alternate ways to consume it.