COVID-19 and the Purchasing Practices of Cannabis Consumers

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Since the outbreak of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing measures have been gradually implemented across the United States. For many municipalities, measures include closing or limiting access to retail establishments, disruption of the supply chain, and consumers’ stockpiling goods. While cannabis operations have been declared essential businesses in many of the states where legal and regulated, consumers remain concerned about both their access to, and the availability of, cannabis in an uncertain environment.