As medical cannabis patients on the East Coast brace for a gigantic blizzard that is expected to shut down many cities over the weekend – including Washington DC – many decided to stock up for what could be a long indoor weekend.

“Thursday was our biggest day – sales and number of patients – ever,” Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn wrote in an email from his DC dispensary, Takoma Wellness Center. “People are concerned they may be shut in for days without their meds.”

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Kahn, who said he typically sees between 75 and 100 patients in a day, got 135 on Thursday and is expecting to get another 115 or so on Friday.

In addition, customers are buying up more than they usually do; Kahn said his sales figures on Thursday were double the average day, and “way more than double for an average Thursday.”

The takeaway from the pre-blizzard sales rush, Kahn said, is “to be prepared.”

“And, as a result, we won’t feel bad if we can’t open for a few days,” he added.