Cannabis may not be quite as essential as toilet paper, but consumers rushed to stock up nonetheless amid fears of widespread store closures.
On March 16, sales of recreational cannabis were up 159% in California compared to the previous year, jumped 100% in Washington state and grew 46% in Colorado, according to data from cannabis analytics firm Headset Inc.
There was a modest increase in the number of buyers but most of the jump came from bigger purchases: Washington consumers spent an average of $33.70 per basket, up 22% from the prior week, Headset said.
Leaflink Inc., a wholesale marketplace, saw a similar trend with a 48% increase in orders week-over-week as retailers restocked following a busy weekend. And online directory Weedmaps reported a 350% spike in delivery and pick-up orders on March 16 versus the week before.
Interestingly, consumers seemed more focused on edibles than smokable products, perhaps because they’re conscious of the respiratory effects of Covid-19. Edibles orders increased by 18% while flower orders fell 21%, according to Weedmaps. [Read More @ Bloomberg]
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
LUXEMBOURG is to become the first European country to permit adult-use cannabis after the Government announced measures to permit households to cultivate up to four domestic plants. The announcement, earlier today, applies to to all citizens over the age of 18 with the new regulations also allowing for the sale and import of seeds. However,…
FRIDAY, Oct. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers may be one step closer to developing the equivalent of a Breathalyzer for detecting marijuana use. In an early study, scientists found that their rapid test was able to reliably detect THC in people’s saliva in under 5 minutes. THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the active ingredient…
New York Labor Law 201-D This document is intended to address some of the most common situations or questions in the workplace related to adult-use cannabis and the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”). This document does not address the medical use of cannabis. For further assistance with New York Labor Law and the MRTA, please…
New York’s Cannabis Control Board issued regulations Thursday to allow medical marijuana users and their caregivers to grow their own supply at home. The proposal, now open to public comment for 60 days, would permit the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants in a private residence. The regulation will take effect after the commentary…