SAN DIEGO — Booming business was reported Monday at one San Diego pot store, on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales for those ages 21 and up in California.
The store, Urban Leaf, had previously only handled medical marijuana prescribed by physicians. It is tucked away in an industrial park. near the 15/94 interchange, across a freeway from a Costco and two miles east of downtown.
Manager Peter Yousif said there was a long line out the door of the dispensary.
“We’ve been slammed since opening at 7 a.m.,” said Yousif. We have a line out the door right now. We expected it.
Yousif said about 250 people had visited the dispensary during its first four hours of operation on New Years Day.
The marijuana dispensary operator said he felt there was a lot of pent-up demand for the now-legal drug.
“I think it will be like this for at least a few months,” Yousif said. Before, some people were reluctant to try