Medical marijuana sales on the rise during pandemic

PHOENIX – More and more people appear to be dealing with coronavirus isolation and quarantine with medical marijuana.

That’s according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, which reports that medical marijuana sales in the state in March were up 15 percent over February, with more than 17,000 pounds of cannabis sold.

The year-to-year comparison for medical marijuana sales is even greater, with dispensary sales up 32 percent over March 2019.

Medical marijuana dispensaries were deemed an essential business and allowed to remain open through an executive order by Gov. Doug Ducey.