By Tammy La Gorce
Sharron Cannon is the outreach coordinator for Curaleaf, a medical marijuana company with 57 dispensaries in 17 states, including one in Forest Hills, Queens, which has recently experienced a significant increase in new patients.
Ms. Cannon became interested in cannabis in the 1980s, while volunteering with H.I.V. patients. The Covid crisis is bringing back memories of that era. “It was definitely doomsday for AIDS patients,” she said. “There’s some similarities to what we’re experiencing now.”