The United States and Australia stores that sell marijuana legally have made record sales of cannabis during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to The Wall Street Journal, online marijuana orders have risen to 230% last week.
According to Jane Technologies, an online marijuana trading platform, sales of 1,300 cooperating stores grew from 52% to 130% compared to January, and the number of new online shoppers grew 142% in February. The growth in marijuana sales is due, among other things, to the fact that people want to create a supply for the period of forced self-isolation, as well as the fact that some of those who previously bought marijuana illegally have now decided to order it online in an officially operating store.
Even Al Harrington, the former NBA player, stated that his marijuana sales doubled during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“The challenge is to meet the demand. Everyone is stocking up on their favourite brands. It seems to me that “canna-curious” is in great demand right now, especially if you are stuck at home with your children for 24 hours a day, “- Harrington to TMZ Sports.
Harrington also admitted using marijuana during his NBA career. During the suspension of the season due to the pandemic, the league does not screen players for prohibited substances.