Michigan Marijuana Sales Booming During Coronavirus Quarantine 


DETROIT (WWJ) - While many businesses are seeing a drop off in customers due to the coronavirus outbreak, Michigan's marijuana business is booming.  

Under Governor Gretchen Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order, Michigan's marijuana industry is considered an essential business and can continue operating.

The latest numbers from the state's 76 cannabis retailers show they had their best week ever earlier this month.

For the week of March 16, recreational sales jumped more than 20 percent to $5.8 million. Medical sales rose 27 percent to $7.9 million during the same period.

While sales figures for last week are not yet available, numbers might drop a bit due to new temporary regulations forcing marijuana merchants to provide curbside pick up or delivery.