San Francisco Closes Cannabis Stores Over Coronavirus Fears | Cannabis Now

  • Order late Monday triggers weed-buying stampede in San Francisco.
  • All of San Francisco’s cannabis dispensaries were ordered shut down by city health officials late Monday, an extraordinary and so far unprecedented step that may yet be repeated in other cities as the coronavirus pandemic continues to profoundly disrupt Americans’ lives.
  • If so, the abrupt shutdown order had the opposite effect, as even larger crowds of even more spooked cannabis buyers faced with the reality of at least three weeks with no legal cannabis access arrived at the city’s dispensaries, seeking one last purchase before service ended at 10 p.m., multiple dispensary operators told Cannabis Now.
  • Greg Minor, Oakland’s assistant city administrator responsible for the city’s cannabis program, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment Tuesday.

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