Calls for social distancing spark demand for online cannabis sales

  • That thought is crossing many Coloradans’ minds as calls for the general public to practice social distancing have spurred a trend in online shopping for cannabis products.
  • Historically, online ordering accounted for a fraction of the company’s sales, as consumers preferred to peruse cannabis selections in person to decide what to buy.
  • Most marijuana dispensaries are permitted to remain open as an essential service, alongside grocery stores and pharmacies, though some such as Organic Alternatives in Fort Collins have opted to close to mitigate the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19, the respiratory illness it causes.
  • Customers fill their digital baskets with marijuana flower, edibles and oils, and register an account like any other online service.

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