As many businesses struggle to remain open under the state’s coronavirus restrictions, one new company in Arvin is making a killing.
420 Kingdom, a cannabis delivery service that opened in June, has exceeded its owners’ expectations. The closest legal dispensary to Bakersfield, the company delivers marijuana products to residents within an hour of the order going through, and discounts customers if the drivers don’t make it to their destination on time.
For Jeffrey Thorn, one of 420 Kingdom’s co-owners, the coronavirus shutdowns and lack of other legal options created the perfect storm for the company’s grand opening.
“We have delivered over 2,500 deliveries. We average about 80 a day,” he said. “That’s knocking it out of the park, home run. I didn’t expect that at all.”
Both the Bakersfield City Council and the Kern County Board of Supervisors have banned cannabis from being sold within the municipalities’ borders. Individuals are allowed to possess cannabis, but dispensaries aren’t allowed to legally operate.
Only California City and Arvin have passed ordinances allowing cannabis to be sold within city limits. In Arvin, 420…