As large numbers of California’s non-essential companies have closed their doors during the statewide shelter-in-place order, which was given in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis businesses have been classified as essential and are being allowed to remain open.
In a time when many companies are laying off workers, and unemployment claims are increasing rapidly, cannabis sales in California have skyrocketed, and businesses are bringing on extra help.
Southern California-based cannabis delivery service Driven today announced that the company experienced record growth and demand with a 100 percent increase in sales over the last ten days.
With the rapid increase in business, Driven has increased the number of drivers in its delivery network to meet customer demand.
The company expects the growth to continue as cannabis consumers make delivery services part of their new routines.
“Driven Deliveries was founded on the bedrock principle of enabling universal access to cannabis to California’s population,” says CEO Christian Schenk. “Driven is the only service that provides deliveries to 92% of California’s population, giving millions of people access to on-demand legal cannabis from the security and safety of their own home during this very difficult time.”
While on the job, Driven drivers are utilizing additional precautions during deliveries such as disposable gloves and continuous sanitation.
According to Driven, the company is also looking into new ways that technology can be incorporated to facilitate contact-free deliveries while still adhering to ID verification regulations.
Driven says that its infrastructure expansion is aimed at helping provide safe and legal access to California customers throughout the government-mandated quarantine.