Cannabis and Coronavirus: How Pandemic Spending Patterns Are Shaping The Industry | Forbes

In March, when the majority of American businesses were forced to close due to coronavirus, one industry is still staying somewhat afloat: cannabis.

During the week of March 16, cannabis dispensaries in legal states across the country started seeing their sales surge with long lines forming outside of stores and an uptick in online ordering and delivery services — which was due to an initial stocking up mentality when the fate of dispensary operations was unclear.