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Cannabis is a big hit for Christmas gift-giving


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#1 KnuckleDragger

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 10:05 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - 73-year-old Judy gave the gift of pot to herself, unafraid to vape and smoke inside the lounge at the Magnolia dispensary in Oakland.

She said she has been smoking marijuana since the 1960s, and thought the perfect way to relax on Christmas Eve was to buy some marijuana.

“I just learned about this place a year ago,” Judy said. “I’m doing great now.”

Just like her, dozens of customers have been lining up and packing into Bay Area cannabis dispensaries to buy holiday gifts including gummies, chocolates, cartridges and flowers.

“From the moment we were open at 9 o’clock we had a line,” Magnolia assistant general manager Kysa Butler said. “We’ve been knocking the lines out quickly but they’ve been steady, too.”

Pot presents are pretty popular as many visited for the first time to get gifts. Christopher and his dog Frankie were picking up some edibles and said they make the perfect stocking stuffers.

“It’s definitely unique,” Christopher said. “It just feels like you’re having a snack and then later you want more snacks!”

Customers must be 21-years-old in order to enter a dispensary and purchase one of the cannabis products.

Many cannabis businesses report having five times as many customers or more during the days leading up to Christmas.

“People start stocking up,” Butler said. “Sometimes you need a little stress reliever from Christmas shopping or sometimes you need a little something when you meet your family.”

Magnolia in Oakland is one of the few dispensaries where you can vape inside and a nurse is always on site during business hours.

Bay Area dispensaries are closed Christmas Day but reopen on December 26.

 


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 04:19 PM

I did gift some of my cannabis this Christmas.  Actually went to a dispensary for the first time since it was legalized recreationally here in Oregon, looking for stocking stuffers.  All CBDs were on sale, so bought some honey sticks for my son's mother-in-law.  Wanted to get some regular gummies, but wasn't going to pay $7.50 for one.  The market here is still glutted with flower, but edibles different story.  Sure smelled good in there!


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