420 with CNW – US April Marijuana Sales Remain Strong Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

June 25, 2020 03:25:37

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a massive blow to the economy, and experts say it will take years to recover to pre-pandemic levels. State governments ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses, coupled with social distancing and self-isolation to curb the spread of the virus, but these measures wreaked havoc on the economy. Several industries have been almost been brought to a standstill as the country waits for the virus to pass, resulting in millions of job losses. However, one industry that seems to be weathering the storm is cannabis.

Many states with legal cannabis programs declared the industry essential, allowing cannabis dispensaries to continue operations amid COVID-19 related shutdowns. In some states, home deliveries and curbside deliveries were also allowed to reduce contact between staff and customers. In the weeks leading up to the shutdowns, cannabis shops reported increased sales as customers stocked up for the coming weeks they would spend in self-isolation. And, as broader retail sales fell by double digits in April, cannabis sales stayed strong. According to data from BDS Analytics, some states reported…


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