Due to high cannabis surpluses, in the state of Oregon customers can already get a gram of good quality cannabis for only $1. At the same time, at a cannabis store in San Francisco, some Californians can buy 3.5g of cannabis for the same price – $1.
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Existing cannabis stocks in Oregon could last up to 6 years
A study carried out by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and presented to the State legislature showed that the surplus on the Oregon cannabis market is so high that existing stocks may last up to 6,5 years.
The report has been compiled over the last three years since farmers have been allowed to grow cannabis for commercial purposes. Politicians wanted to keep an eye on the development of the cannabis market and determine which elements of it may need to be improved. A previous audit carried out by the Oregon Health Authority showed that the regulators had not done enough to prevent legally grown cannabis from entering the black market.
The same report showed that only 45% of the cannabis sold in legal stores goes to the end consumer. The remainder comes from a variety of sources, including legal crops at home, medical cannabis pharmacies and the illegal cannabis market. Patients are also starting to source from recreational cannabis stores (due to lower prices) and the state medical cannabis program is in increasingly poor condition.
A San Francisco cannabis store applies huge discounts to help customers who are short of money
This last weekend, Barbary Coast, a cannabis store in San Francisco, presented a new ‘compassion’ menu for customers who are in financial trouble because of the coronavirus pandemic that hit the US. The menu offers Sherbinskis’ proprietary Acai Berry variety – 3.5g for 1$. Usually, this amount of Acai Berry costs $75.
“San Francisco has set the tone for the world in terms of cannabis supply and the sympathy of the cannabis community,” said Mario Guzman, head of Sherbinskis cannabis company and world-famous breeder of Gelato and Sunset Sherbet.
Last week, 3.3 million Americans became unemployed after the US economy came to a halt following the outbreak of the new coronavirus. That was the biggest increase in unemployment in the country’s history. The previous record was registered in 1982 when nearly 700,000 people lost their jobs.
Barbary Coast will ensure that cannabis consumers in the Bay Area can continue to buy quality cannabis, even if their bank accounts are not currently at their best. To get access to 3.5 grams for $1, customers will not have to provide proof of their financial difficulties. Barbary Coast does this discount for “honorable” reasons.
California and other states considered cannabis clinics “essential” during the coronavirus pandemic. To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, California residents are to remain at home, except in certain circumstances, such as buying food, medicine or cannabis.
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