Curbside cannabis pickup: Why it’s booming and the intention in which it if truth be told works

David DownsMarch 25, 2020 Online cannabis ordering and curbside pickup is replacing in-store visits to limit COVID-19. (kurmyshov/iStock) As the infectious new coronavirus grinds global commerce to a halt, essential businesses can’t just stop, and that includes medical and adult-use cannabis. For California and Colorado’s licensed cannabis stores—which regulators have deemed essential—that means rolling out…

Canadians are shopping a entire bunch weed. Is a shortage shut to?

Canadians are shopping a entire bunch weed. Is a shortage shut to?

Coleman MolnarMarch 23, 2020 Photo by Jesse Milns/Leafly COVID-19 has been sending buyers into panic mode for all sorts of items and supplies. Among the “essentials” Canadians have been buying a little (or a lot) extra of: cannabis. Legal recreational cannabis retailers across the country are reporting major increases in sales both online and in-person.…

Weed outselling booze in some areas as Canada preps for isolation

Weed outselling booze in some areas as Canada preps for isolation

Lisa FelepchukMarch 20, 2020 Photo by Jesse Milns/Leafly If you’ve been to a grocery store in the past week, you’ve probably witnessed an apocalyptic scene with shelves bare of dried and canned beans, pasta (except for lasagna noodles), milk and, the first to go, toilet paper. But household supplies and non-perishables aren’t the only things…

Is my dispensary birth and can they ship cannabis perfect now?

Is my dispensary birth and can they ship cannabis perfect now?

David Downs & Max Savage LevensonMarch 17, 2020 Rules change daily. Some stores are closed, others are open for pickup, and some can now deliver. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Is my cannabis dispensary still open? In the season of COVID-19, that question just got a lot more complicated. Cities, counties, and states across the US began…

COVID-19 restrictions sparking a depart on cannabis stores

COVID-19 restrictions sparking a depart on cannabis stores

Bruce Barcott and David DownsMarch 15, 2020 They’re not closed yet! Customers are stocking up on cannabis this weekend, preparing for what could be more retail store restrictions in coming days. (Krizde/AdobeStock) As more European countries impose nationwide shutdown orders, leaving all stores except food and pharmacy outlets shuttered, cannabis stores are experiencing a dramatic…

Is Weedmaps in hot water with federal prosecutors?

Is Weedmaps in hot water with federal prosecutors?

David DownsMarch 15, 2020 Weedmaps openly defied state regulators. A wide-ranging federal subpoena followed. Is Weedmaps in hot water with federal prosecutors? Since news of a grand jury subpoena against the popular cannabis finder web site leaked earlier this month, the general legal consensus is ‘maybe.’ But exactly how hot the water is remains unclear.…

Illinois sells $1 million in supreme cannabis—per day

David DownsMarch 10, 2020 Bean countin’: Gov. JB Pritzker reports $39 million in cannabis sales in January. (AdobeStock) Just two months into adult-use legalization and Illinois dispensaries are selling more than a million dollars of legal cannabis—per day. That number is based off revenue from steep taxes on legal sales. The state reported $10 million…

Boston’s first cannabis store location to originate Monday

Max Savage LevensonMarch 8, 2020 Kobie Evans, left, and Kevin Hart own Pure Oasis, the first cannabis store to open within the city limits of Boston. Says Evans: “We wanted to be the next generation of trailblazers to provide an example to the residents of the neighborhood, to the young people, to the budding entrepreneurs:…

Coronavirus drives cannabis gross sales bump, then toddle

David DownsMarch 6, 2020 A 30-day emergency supply of medicine can include cannabis for many. (cendeced/AdobeStock) The rapid global spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 affects every industry on the planet, legal cannabis included. Early reports indicate dispensaries and adult-use cannabis stores on the West Coast are seeing a mix of sales bumps, or sales…