How Has COVID-19 Affected Legal Weed?
Dear Stoner: Now that it's been six months since the coronavirus pandemic came to Colorado, do we know how COVID-19 has affected the weed industry? Is it taking a step back?
Dear Corso: For the most part, the legal cannabis industry (and probably the illegal one, too) has stayed healthy, if not busier than usual, during the COVID-19 pandemic — to the point where some dispensary owners laugh at the idea of needing access to federal economic relief funding. That could be sour grapes, of course, since Congress did not extend the stimulus packages to marijuana businesses, as cannabis is still federally illegal. But the cannabis industry also has reason to be confident: Over the past few months, people have been spending more cash than ever at Colorado dispensaries.