Category Archives: Pandemic

COVID-19 Pandemic a ‘Boon’ for Legal Cannabis in Canada as Marijuana Industry Turns Two

Canada’s legal marijuana industry is celebrating a jump in sales, more brick-and-mortar stores and competitive pricing as it celebrates two years in business. Since Canada legalized recreational marijuana on Oct. 17, 2018, legal sellers and producers have struggled to compete with the black market, but there have been recent gains in the licensed industry. The […]

Cannabis Consumption Surges During Pandemic As Sleep Issues And Anxieties Mount, Says New Poll

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a nearly double-digit increase in cannabis consumption among users as well as a “massive, lasting uptick” in those turning to cannabis delivery services to deal with sleep issues and rising anxieties. These are two key findings according to a new poll conducted by California-based Ganja […]

Bigger Isn’t Always Better for Cannabis Companies Trying to Survive Pandemic

Cannabis companies are learning that to survive the pandemic, bigger isn’t necessarily better. Specialized operations and a narrow geographic footprint are buoying marijuana providers such as Trulieve Cannabis Corp. at a time when the broader industry is struggling with falling demand and capital constraints. That’s a shift from a few years ago, when exuberance in […]

Saving Hempfest – The Mission, Transition, and How You Can Help!

CANNABIS CULTURE – “In addition to fighting for freedom, we are now also fighting to keep the Hempfest fire burning.” Says Vivian McPeak, executive director of Seattle’s Hempfest. “On this, our 29th year of our journey to justice, we have to transition the mission to a new venue online, and we are excited about sharing our […]