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Many look to marijuana to cope with coronavirus anxiety. That concerns health officials

Before the coronavirus pandemic, marijuana lobbyist Shanita Penny spent much of her time on the road, often in states where cannabis is illegal. The trips functioned as built-in breaks from her pot consumption.

But after months cooped up at home in Baltimore, and with many professional projects on hold, Penny said she’s started burning — literally — through her stash at an increasing rate.