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VIDEO: Coronavirus exacerbating cannabis credit crunch in California

John Schroyer, Marijuana Business Daily’s senior reporter based in California, spotlights in the video clip below how the coronavirus crisis has worsened what was already a tight funding climate in the cannabis industry. For more insights on the shifts in marijuana regulation and markets in California – including a discussion about how the novel coronavirus is impacting […]

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Recreational cannabis sales in three key markets still falling after initial coronavirus-related spike

Despite a couple of temporary sales spikes in recent weeks, adult-use cannabis sales in California, Colorado and Washington state are all suffering from the economic fallout surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. According to point-of-sale data provided by Seattle-based Headset, adult-use cannabis sales were less than those for the same day in 2019 for six consecutive days […]

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Some cannabis businesses add employees, others mull layoffs in response to coronavirus crisis

Marijuana businesses navigating staffing issues during the COVID-19 outbreak are taking different tacks as they strive to keep employees and customers healthy and safe – while keeping close tabs on their companies’ bottom lines. Some businesses are seeing a spike in sales, but others are concerned about the economic and financial fallout from the coronavirus […]

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Week in Review: Recreational marijuana sales tumble, cannabis stores open during pandemic, Harvest-Verano deal dead & more

COVID-19 causes cannabis sales to ebb, flow Only a few days after adult-use marijuana sales soared amid the coronavirus scare, they took a nosedive. MJBizDaily takeaway: The roller-coaster ride in marijuana sales was to be expected. Initially, consumers, panicked by the pandemic, stockpiled products. The sudden drop might mark a natural decline after consumers stocked up before […]

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MJBizDaily podcast: Recreational marijuana sales fall after rising on COVID-19 fears and more

Adult-use cannabis sales plunged this week after briefly hitting new heights attributed to coronavirus concerns. Some of the other top headlines addressed in this week’s MJBizDaily podcast include: More states say medical cannabis shops can stay open amid the COVID-19 outbreak. States have allowed marijuana businesses to remain open despite coronavirus stay-at-home orders. Kentucky hemp farm […]

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VIDEO: Effects of COVID-19 crisis on marijuana retailers as many shift to curbside service, delivery

States and cities continue to release new ground rules establishing if and how cannabis retailers can keep doing business after statewide stay-at-home orders are put in place to try to slow the coronavirus crisis. Many marijuana store owners are shifting to manage new curbside-pickup and expanded delivery services, even as they try to keep the health and […]

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