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Wednesday in San Francisco: Dispensaries gear up for Green Wednesday, SFO food workers protest and more

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By Sri Ravipati

Welcome back to another news roundup in San Francisco for Nov. 24.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Whether you will be surrounded by loved ones or flying solo, I wish you a happy holiday!

SF dispensaries prepare for 'Green Wednesday'

The day before Thanksgiving — dubbed "Green Wednesday" or "Danksgiving" — is the second-busiest day of the year at San Francisco cannabis dispensaries (with 4/20 being the first), SFist reports.

This year, the unofficial holiday is expected to rack in $90 million — a 78% spike from daily averages, according to cannabis software company Akerna.

“Although our busiest hours on an average weekday tend to be in the afternoon, we're busy all day on Green Wednesday from late morning into the evening,” Green Cross owner Kevin Reed told SFist.

For anyone participating: It may be best to order online and pick up on Wednesday, as most dispensaries have shorter lines for online orders. At popular dispensaries, such as Purple Star, even the advance order line may be just as long as the regular line. An alternative to in-person pickups is to order delivery.

More Bay Area restaurants serving Thanksgiving feasts (dine-in and takeout)
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Yesterday, we shared some non-traditional restaurants in San Francisco serving Thanksgiving dinner.

Here are more traditional Thanksgiving options from KRON4:

Reservations are filling up quickly for dine-in, so act fast!

SFO food workers protest health risks

During one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, hundreds of workers at the San Francisco International Airport will protest Wednesday to highlight demands for affordable health care benefits, SFBay reports.

The protest is organized by the Unite Here Local 2 union, whose members are cashiers and food service employees in airport terminals as well as those who prepare in-flight food and drinks.

“Airport employers are cheating their employees out of health care that workers need more than ever,” said Anand Singh, president of Unite Here Local 2, per SFBay.

The protest is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SFO's Terminal 3. The union estimates that 200 workers will be demonstrating, but SFO says the demonstration permit issued to the union is structured to minimize disruption to travelers.

Thanks for reading today's S.F. news roundup! Did any of these stories hit home for you? Let me know in the comments.

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