Marijuana sales in Oregon have remained strong—even throughout the past year’s global pandemic—and they’re expected to continue to grow, the state projected in a new economic forecast report. Analysts with the state Department of Administrative Services’ Office of Economic Analysis said that while winter sales were about what they expected, sales in recent months have strengthened, “setting new records, even as the outlook expected sales to taper somewhat as more entertainment options reopened and employees began to return to the office.” The report says it’s unclear whether the sales data reflects natural increases in demand for cannabis products or increased spending power from stimulus checks that were issued in March. Other legal states such as Illinois have seen similar trends in cannabis sales throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 06/01/2021 09:01:00

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