It’s a new age for the cannabis industry. As legalization and general popularity gain traction nationwide, and stigmas surrounding the plant begin to fade, cannabis is entering the national conversation. What effect does that have on the industry itself? Well, it’s evolving. Rapidly. The 2020s are bringing a cannabis revolution, and the virtual realm is leading the way.
Online Marijuana Dispensaries
Given its dramatic start, the 2020s have opened doors for many new virtual industry trends, including online ordering and marijuana delivery services. Over the year 2020, cannabis sales reached record numbers. This was due in part to the way marijuana services adapted to match their consumers.
With stay-at-home orders and increased social anxiety, consumers have turned to online ordering for everyday products like food and toiletries. In March of 2020, Colorado dispensaries saw major upticks in business. One cannabis dispensary saw a 30% increase in online ordering since March 12th. Dispensaries around the country began allowing for curbside pick-up, online ordering, and even home delivery to help reach their customers.
Gaining Wider Popularity
The activism for cannabis has bled from accessibility into general popularity. According to a poll done by Pew Search, 67% of American adults favor the nationwide legalization of cannabis. This is a dramatic increase from the 37% of Americans supporting legalization in the year 2000.
In November of 2019, Pew Search reported that 59% of Americans favored legalization for medical and recreational use. This sharp upward spike in popularity bodes well for marijuana delivery services, and those who support them, nationwide. Cannabis is currently legal for recreational use in 17 states and decriminalized in 14 others. With the trend for cannabis usage moving upwards, and education about the plant following speed, it doesn’t seem likely its popularity will decrease any time soon.
Accessible Marijuana Delivery Services
During the spread of COVID-19, many industries were forced to innovate. Bars and restaurants began offering to-go cocktails, museums offered virtual tours of galleries and renowned pieces, and escape rooms even created game kits to “escape from home.”
The cannabis industry was no different. While the concept of online marijuana delivery services isn’t new, COVID-19 amplified the necessity for this accessible option. Cannabis activists across the USA have made demands throughout COVID-19 to ensure safe access in legalized states. This accessibility benefits many communities, from casual users to the immunocompromised, to those with mobility issues. Especially for those with medical requirements, it was necessary for dispensaries to adapt to match the needs of their consumers. No matter what your need, all users benefit from safe, accessible cannabis, and online marijuana delivery does just that.
A Demand for Convenience
The 2020s have shown the importance of convenience to the modern consumer. Much like ordering food or groceries online, online marijuana delivery has fulfilled a need most cannabis users didn’t realize they had.
Nationwide marijuana delivery services might seem far off, but it’s an exciting prospect. Companies like CanEx already offer this service to communities in legal areas like Southern California, helping provide fast, reliable cannabis delivery to people who need it. This service provides several benefits to users.
Not only does this option open doors for people with mobility issues, access to reliable transit, or severe social anxiety, but it revolutionizes the concept of recreational cannabis. When customers shop CanEx, they support local drivers, California-grown flowers, and save themselves the stress of an afternoon spent in traffic to their local dispensary.
The 2020s are bringing forth exciting developments, and the cannabis industry is no exception. If there’s anything the year 2020 has shown us, it’s how precious our time is. Why spend it running errands?
CanEx is proud to be at the forefront of the cannabis revolution. With a wide selection of cannabis options available online — from flowers to edibles to accessories — there’s simply no need to waste time at the dispensary. Join us in the cannabis revolution with CanEx marijuana delivery service. Browse at your leisure, place your order, and get back to baking that sourdough, binging that TV series, or catching up with friends.
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