Topic: April 17, 2020

Virus boosts pot, alcohol sales

Booze and pot are being enjoyed in record amounts during the pandemic shutdown. “It’s not that we’ve had a big uptick in customers, it’s that the customers are buying more at a time,” said Phil Carvalho, owner and operator of C&C Farms Rec Shop on West Main Street. Carvalho opened the first legal cannabis store in Medford in 2015. Statewide marijuana sales surged to $84.5 million in March compared to $61.2 million last March, about a 30% increase. According to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, alcohol sales in March hit $66 million, a 20% increase over last March. That’s less

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