California Deems Pot an Essential Coronavirus Business

Potheads panicked after California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week ordered all “non-essential” businesses to close and citizens to stay home except to perform essential activities. Over the weekend Mr. Newsom told them to chill and that producing, selling and buying marijuana all qualify as essential.

Cannabis website Weedmaps reported pot orders in California surged to a 12-year and record high last Thursday after Mr. Newsom issued his “shelter in place” order. Orders online across the country had increased by 230% in the prior…

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