When the pandemic struck, Canadians retreated to their homes and about a million of them became unemployed. Dealing with social isolation and uncertainty, many people turned to cannabis to ease their anxiety and depression, or just to alleviate boredom.

Additionally, the number of licensed cannabis retail stores exploded coast-to-coast. With increased access, and more idle time from various lockdowns, it wasn’t a surprise when cannabis was high demand. What was surprising, is how the pandemic would change the face of cannabis retail forever.

Cannabis use up 52% during the pandemic

According to a study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), 52% of existing cannabis consumers reported an increase in their consumption during the…

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