Friday Star Tommy Lister Delivers Weed For 4.20
Friday star Tommy Lister has teamed up with marijuana company Pineapple Express to deliver product to customers in Los Angeles.
Each Friday in April the actor, who played Deebo in the flick, will be heading to the homes of a lucky stoner in LA to hand over weed at precisely 4.20pm (of course).
In a clip promoting the competition, Lister can be seen riding his bike to a customer's house to drop off a brown paper bag.
He tells the camera: "Every Friday for the month of April, it'll be 4.20. I will be delivering a package myself from Pineapple Express."
LA's legal marijuana business have been deemed as essential meaning they're still operation throughout the pandemic - and Pineapple Express has promised that Deebo, sorry, Tommy will be taking extra precautions during the drop offs to ensure his and the customer's safety.
Governor of California Gavin Newsom said the benefits of keeping pot suppliers open outweighed the negatives.
Nicole Elliott, the governor's senior advisor on cannabis, told the Los Angeles Times: "Access to legal, regulated and safe cannabis is essential, especially for California residents who rely on cannabis as their medicine."
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California is home to 1,100 licensed marijuana shops and home delivery services, many of which have seen a huge boost in sales since the coronavirus outbreak.
A report in the Los Angeles Times claims that the daily sales during the nine-days up to 31 March were up 40 percent compared to the previous two months of the year.
Advocacy group Cannabis Consumer Policy Council is urging other US states to follow California's lead and keep marijuana shops open during lockdown.
Executive director of Cannabis Consumer Policy Council Nate Bradley said: "This is not the time to put patients or consumers at risk.
"The pandemic increases symptoms of anxiety and PTSD in our veteran population and many patients have suppressed immune systems. Forcing them into the illicit market only further puts them at risk and further burdens public safety resources."
However, not everyone is in agreement about labelling the shops as 'essential'.
Kevin Sabet, from the group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, told the paper: "Given the choice of marijuana-based FDA drugs available at pharmacies, deeming pot shops 'essential' makes no more sense than allowing tobacco stores."
Featured Image Credit: Pineapple Express
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