Cannabis hits all-time highs thanks to the pandemic

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Cannabis hits all-time highs thanks to the pandemic

With or without a vaccine, things may never be the same again for the dope industry

Shariq Khan

US cannabis sales hit record levels over the Thanksgiving weekend, prompting industry predictions the combination of Covid-19 anxiety and a trend towards legalisation has triggered a permanent uplift in demand.

After years of sluggish official sales, buying soared in early March and April when lockdowns began and consumers, fearing supply disruptions, stockpiled the drug.

Though many expected the initial surge to fade, monthly sales have kept hitting records...

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