The COVID-19 pandemic has created panic across the United States. Quarantine, the closing of non-essential businesses, and mass consumption has left the shelves in grocery stores bare. It’s no surprise that the cannabis industry has also seen a spike in demand. Sales for legal marijuana is at an all time high.
This has led to changes in regards to how legal marijuana sales are governed. To sustain public health needs, changes have been enacted so that medicinal and recreational users can safely purchase products with low risk of exposure to the coronavirus.
Nation-wide, legal dispensaries have been implementing online ordering and delivery services, deeming them to be essential businesses. It’s important to recognize that many use marijuana for medicinal reasons such as to treat chronic health conditions, like severe and chronic pain, epilepsy, and even cancer. It’s imperative that legal marijuana users have ongoing access is essential, in the same way hospitals and food services are essential.