Coronavirus


Recent retail cannabis sales in California, Colorado and Washington state

COVID-19 has disrupted day-to-day operations for many marijuana businesses. In the face of uncertainty, retail cannabis operators have been keeping a close eye on shifts in purchasing behavior.

This chart highlights daily sales trends for select markets during this period.


Cannabis vaping firms nearly recovered from vape health scare, but COVID-19 concerns loom

Marijuana vaporizer companies are on the rebound since last summer’s vaping health crisis, reporting that sales numbers are largely back to normal despite concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on consumer behavior as well as the supply chain. Seattle-based data analytics firm Headset found that all four of the U.S. markets it tracks […]

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Week in Review: Marijuana firms cut costs amid COVID-19, L.A. cannabis licensing audit, NYSE aims to delist CannTrust & more

Three multistate marijuana operators – 4Front Venures, MedMen Enterprises and Acreage Holdings – announced cutbacks in bids to accelerate their paths toward profitability, even as some experts questioned the overall financial strength of the industry amid the coronavirus crisis and a contracting economic climate. MJBizDaily?takeaway: There have been plenty of?shakeups recently at the C-suite level […]

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MJBizDaily podcast: Marijuana firms pivot to virtual 4/20 events, New York adult-use cannabis appears stalled and more

Cannabis companies are hosting virtual 4/20 events amid COVID-19 concerns, instead of the usual monthlong parties and celebrations. Some of the other top headlines addressed in this week’s MJBizDaily?podcast include: New York adult-use marijuana legalization appears stalled Colorado marijuana retailers get OK to resume in-store sales Los Angeles cannabis licensing audit finds flawed process, no […]

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Big cannabis companies scale back amid coronavirus, raising questions about industry’s overall health

The COVID-19 outbreak is causing serious jitters among large cannabis companies, with a?growing list of multistate marijuana operators scaling back by laying off workers and shuttering operations in a bid to slash costs. The widespread cutbacks this week by Acreage Holdings, MedMen Enterprises and?4Front Ventures?also call into question the overall health of the marijuana industry […]

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Marijuana giant Acreage cuts 120 jobs, ends deals in light of COVID-19

New York-based Acreage Holdings on Friday announced it is furloughing 122 employees and taking other cost-cutting measures, becoming the latest multistate marijuana operator to slash costs in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As part of its efforts, Acreage also disclosed in a news release the resignation of a top executive and announced it is: Scrapping […]

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Bedrocan CEO: European medical cannabis supply chain stable despite COVID-19 crisis

So far, the European market for medical cannabis has been spared the supply-chain disruptions inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. That’s in stark contrast to the United States, where vape companies, packaging businesses and others have experienced shortages of cannabis-related hardware and supplies manufactured in China. For insights into the European market,?Marijuana Business Daily international reporter […]

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Canada classifies medical cannabis ‘essential’ amid COVID-19 pandemic

Canada’s federal government has deemed medical cannabis production “essential” to the country’s critical health-care infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The designation is intended to assist provinces, municipalities and businesses in their decisionmaking around the types of employees considered essential for the health, safety, security and economic well-being of the country. Even though the designation is […]

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Massachusetts medical marijuana workers sick with coronavirus

In what could be a warning to medical cannabis business owners throughout Massachusetts, state regulators are looking into complaints that a large MMJ company was not following social-distancing guidelines and other measures to lessen the spread of the coronavirus after two employees were diagnosed with COVID-19. One person who tested positive worked at a large […]

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Canada’s COVID-19 wage subsidies could keep cannabis workers on payroll

Canadian cannabis firms of all sizes could be eligible for a three-month emergency wage subsidy program during the COVID-19 pandemic, welcome news for businesses that may be struggling financially. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program could help the Canadian cannabis industry and other employers keep workers on payroll during the crisis or give them the […]

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