The marijuana business has been booming in Michigan during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Detroit News reported that “weekly sales of recreational marijuana in Michigan from March 9 onward have risen significantly.” Since that day in March until this past Sunday, marijuana retailers in the state generated about $54.6 million in sales “with more than $7 million weekly total sales each week for the past four weeks,” according to the Detroit News.
It represents a fruitful infancy for a market that was only just getting off the ground in the state. The Detroit News said that sales in the nine weeks since March 9 “now make up roughly 60% of the state’s overall sales since legal adult-use marijuana sales started Dec. 1.”
Both recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan have been permitted to remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak, though sales have been limited to curbside pickup and delivery. Curbside pickup was adopted as a permitted practice by Michigan regulators in March, just as stay-at-home orders were being imposed throughout the country.