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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