Cannabis sales soar as Canadians hunker for coronavirus lockdown | SAMAA

  • Cannabis sales soar as Canadians hunker for coronavirus lockdown
  • I decided to come and manage my stress by smoking cannabis, says Michel Benoit, a cameraman who had just learned he would be off work for a period as a precaution against contracting or spreading the coronavirus.
  • Another SQDC customer, social worker Kelly Mercer, says she is not really worried about the risk of contracting the virus by coming to the store in person, even though nearly 100 cases have been confirmed as of late Wednesday in Quebec, including one death.
  • As you can see everybody is social distancing, the stores are taking precautions, not handling cash, cashiers are wearing gloves and using sanitizers on their hands.
  • While SQDC has relied on mitigation measures to reduce the risk, Ontario-based cannabis giant Canopy Growth on Tuesday temporarily closed its 23 Tokyo Smoke and Tweed corporate retail stores nationwide, citing a social responsibility to limit contact between customers.

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