Curbside pickup, delivery options and special deals are just some of the ways Lompoc’s burgeoning cannabis industry is adapting to an unprecedented economic landscape that has forced a lot of in-person commerce to go up in smoke.

Multiple Lompoc dispensaries have reported increased business amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the news hasn’t all been positive.

Some shops have had to lay off employees and/or reduce staff hours, and some ancillary workers are losing out on opportunities, but many of those within the industry have remained optimistic that the negative impacts won’t be long-term.

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Willis Jacobson covers the city of Lompoc for Lee Central Coast Newspapers. Follow him on Twitter @WJacobsonLR.

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