Three months after recreational marijuana went on sale in California, San Diego retailers say business has been brisk and the customer base diverse, including older people who use a private shuttle bus to reach one dispensary.
“There’s been a change in the culture,” said Will Senn, who operates two Urban 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.
But analysts indicate that marijuana sales for that period could surpass $1 billion statewide. And it appears that many of the California cities and counties that outlawed the sale of marijuana are going to change their mind, including some in San Diego County. [Read More @ LATimes]