The coronavirus has caused a global pandemic, but also a boost in cannabis-related products. According to Eaze an online cannabis retailer, the cannabis industry has seen an influx of new customers since March. Eaze officials even said, “that first-time purchases of cannabis were up more than 50 percent in early March”. Furthermore, more than a dozen states have declared cannabis stores and medical marijuana dispensaries essential businesses. And as fear of inhaled products has risen due to Vaping illness” studies and respiratory risks associated with the coronavirus; many consumers have opted to enjoy edibles.
– The New York Times, July 13th, 2020