American life lay on the brink of lockdown, yet business is lovely. Leave it to Mary Jane to find a perfectly ironic moment to prove herself essential. Leafly
California has experienced April 20 and Black Friday-level sales.
There are reports of REC customers gathering in lines outside of dispensaries and sometimes purchasing the full ounce limit.
“I’m not surprised with the ban saying folks over 60 need to stay home. Now delivery is pretty important to them,” said Maisha Bahati of CrystalNugs in Sacramento. “We’ll see how that goes as things go on. If that population is going to increase.” ABC 10
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After a citywide Cornonvirus order classified dispensaries among nonessential businesses, Mayor London Breed changed the call, telling ABC that during the new economic uncertainty "it's important that we think about creative things we can do for the short term in order to get us all through this."
Part of the sales surge is pressure on Internet business that not every entrepreneurial enterprise is ready for. Smart store owners have assessed inventory daily, as part of either opting for order increases or the decision to play it cool and not get ahead of an evolving legal framework.
Drive-through commerce is a sleeper dispensary alternative. Harborside's Desert Hot Springs dispensary, of two drive-thru dispensaries in the state, saw exceptional traffic this week.
Colorado Harvest CEO Tim Cullen spoke in opposition to haphazard delivery set-ups. “I want to see delivery rolled out with a thoughtful approach,” he said.
You knew that cancellation of of the April 20 celebration on San Francisco's Hippie Hill was coming. But when the official news broke, you felt a bit deflated anyway. SF Weekly
Unlike weed, liquor sales are badly lagging. And while bars are closed — but not before Tower Cafe used toilet paper as a lure — winemakers have been allowed to keep pouring those grapes. Sacramento Bee
To reduce travel, the Berkeley Patients Group dispensary began offering a 10% discount to customers who buy four eighths of flower or four vape extracts.
REC and MED can contribute to the state's economy because dispensaries have been deemed essential businesses. “The whole supply chain of cannabis needs to be deemed an essential business,” Jerred Kiloh, president of the United Cannabis Business Association, this week wrote in a letter to Gov. Newsom.
6WHAT MIGHT CANNABIS EVENTS LOOK LIKE?
As Alex Halperin points out on Monday's WeedWeek podcast, legal weed cannabis conventions and conferences are a 21st-century development that connect folks in the formerly underground industry like never before. We don't know when we'll next see them.
An unprecedented amount of life is uncertain. But almost surely, cannabis and weed-adjacent events will come back looking different. Here's what's not happening this year. Celeb Stoner
Barcelona's Spannabis would have played out this week and would have been the linking event for the eighth edition of the World Cannabis Conferences.
Michiganders may be wincing at the loss of today's Hash Bash, but in Southern Cali the April Hall of Flowers cancellation lingers in the mind of entrepreneur and hanger-on alike.
This week lurched onward and "shelter in place" grew into vernacular. Then, the Humboldt Growers Alliance spoke up. The trade association's preemptive letter to growers promised programs and sought to shape approaches to a commercial challenge without precedent. Redheaded Blackbelt
The letter referenced San Francisco's decision days earlier to keep open its dispensaries. It also referenced Sonoma County's Tuesday decision "designating cannabis businesses as a type of essential healthcare operation."
The programs would be "to ensure that we are bringing [growers] the most updated and verified information."
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8DIRECTOR: TAKE DIGITAL NAMES FOR MEASURE
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 14: Kevin Smith attends the premiere week screening of SYFY's "Deadly Class", hosted by Kevin Smith, at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on January 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Butterfield/Getty Images)
Smith wondered whether state inaction might doom the campaign. "Being that we are in the middle of a pandemic and that it would be irresponsible to send people out to get signatures, will digital signatures be enough?” Marijuana Moment
The initiative would cap excise taxes at 10 percent, eliminate MED taxes, and mandate that half of tax revenue to go toward developing the legal weed industry.
Earlier this month, El Cajon puts put a host ordinance in place. That means in this San Diego suburb weed is now just like alcohol in that party hosts and property owners can be held responsible for weed provided to minors. Union-Tribune
The forty-year-old Harrington expressed doubt that league officials postponed testing for reasons beneficial to the workforce. He said. "It would be insane to send testers into players' homes right now." Harrington did allow that the NBA can still become the first sports league to not test players for consumption.
Harrington added, "I'm in Day 5 at home with my kids with this quarantine. If I didn't have cannabis, I'd probably be hanging off my roof right now. You know what I'm saying?"
Schoolboy Q is among the greatest MCs alive and one of Cali's finest weed representatives. Before a stunning Los Angeles set, GGL Double Groovy News' Snoop Dogg shows off his fast-evolving interview style to elicit insights from the younger legend.
On Double Groovy, the two get remarkably stoned and super candid and the stories flow and flow. The Mac Miller section is remarkable. MERRY JANE
"What made you go to the gym, anyway?" Snoop asks the newly-fit Schoolboy Q. "Maann," answers the rapper, "I was on drugs!" He's holding a blunt in his hand.