As Americans stock up on toilet paper and food to adjust to new restrictions on everyday life amid the coronavirus pandemic, they’ve identified weed as another essential good — particularly in California.
Cannabis dispensaries and delivery services across California and other states have reported a huge boost in sales over the past week as governors and local officials increasingly shut down non-essential services this month.
When Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order Thursday night directing nearly 40 million people to stay home, data from Weedmaps — the Yelp of the marijuana business — showed the highest number of orders in the platform’s 12-year history, blowing past average 4/20 sales by almost 50 percent. The company says sales in California alone on Thursday were up 204 percent compared to the previous Thursday.
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