Adult-use cannabis sales plunge after briefly hitting new heights on coronavirus concerns

  • Published 22 mins ago | By Maggie Cowee , Eli McVey and Bart Schaneman
  • The response might mark a natural decline after consumers stocked up before sheltering in place or it could be the result of economic pressures from the pandemic, which has resulted in the closure of restaurants, gyms, ski resorts and scores of other businesses as well as the loss of thousands of jobs.
  • On March 2, recreational marijuana sales in California, Colorado and Washington state were all up over the same time period in 2019, from a modest 8% increase in Colorado to a whopping 88% in California.
  • Falling sales could also be a result of pandemic-induced economic worries.

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