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Yes, LA: Cannabis Shops Stay Open. They're Considered An Essential Business In These Times

The scene in September at the Lowell Cafe in West Hollywood. America's first cannabis restaurant. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP/ Getty Images)
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In case you were among the many people with the non-existential question: Can I still buy legal weed?

The answer is yes. L.A County's official Twitter account set many minds at ease with this message:

Anxiety likely rose locally tonight with twin orders from state and county officials telling everyone in "non-essential" jobs to stay home. And hence:

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