Cannabis Sales Still High in San Diego Three Months After Recreational Marijuana Debuts

Cannabis Sales Still High in San Diego Three Months After Recreational Marijuana Debuts

California will release sales figures for the first three months of the year in May.

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Three months after recreational marijuana went on sale in California, San Diego retailers say cannabis is being snapped up by everyone, including elderly people who use a private shuttle bus to reach one of the city’s largest dispensaries.

“There’s been a change in the culture,” said Will Senn, who operates two Urbn Leaf marijuana stores in San Diego and is about to open a third.

“Cannabis is becoming more accepted. Now that adult-use marijuana is legal, people are giving it a try. The average age of our customers has gone from about 40 to about 50.”

One of his stores is pulling in about 1,000 customers a day, a figure that would probably be higher if parking was more plentiful.

No one is sure exactly how much marijuana is being sold; the state says that it will be May before it releases figures for the first three months of the year.

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