Major CA Cities In No Rush To Sell Recreational Marijuana

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Major CA Cities In No Rush To Sell Recreational Marijuana

Proposition 64 granted the state the right to legally sell recreational marijuana back in November, but with the year winding down to an end and January fast approaching, no major California cities are on track to being sales.

Before a business can legally sell marijuana without a medical card, they need to apply for certain local licenses and then can receive a state license and start selling.

Come January, officials Proposition 64 granted the state the right to legally sell recreational marijuana back in November, but with the year winding down to an end and January fast approaching, no major California cities are on track to being sales.

Before a business can legally sell marijuana without a medical card, they need to apply for certain local licenses and then can receive a state license and start selling.

Come January, officials are expecting it to be pretty much the same, predicting it could be months or even years before stores will start selling to the general public. Consumers will still need a medical card for purchases.

“We’re going to slow-walk our way into full adult-use (recreational) sales,” said Sean Donahoe, a cannabis-industry consultant who monitors legalization implementation across California.

Most cities and counties in California are waiting for clearer direction from the state on how to proceed legalizing recreational business, but new state rules should be released in November. Because of the wait, local jurisdictions are finding it hard to draft ordinances, adding to the wait. However, tiny towns and cities seem to be chomping at the bit, due to large recreational cannabis farms mostly growing on that property.

“The more complicated and sprawling the mess — frankly, the larger authorized industry is — the larger the issues are,” Donahoe said. expecting it to be pretty much the same, predicting it could be months or even years before stores will start selling to the general public. Consumers will still need a medical card for purchases.

“We’re going to slow-walk our way into full adult-use (recreational) sales,” said Sean Donahoe, a cannabis-industry consultant who monitors legalization implementation across California.

Most cities and counties in California are waiting for clearer direction from the state on how to proceed legalizing recreational business, but new state rules should be released in November. Because of the wait, local jurisdictions are finding it hard to draft ordinances, adding to the wait. However, tiny towns and cities seem to be chomping at the bit, due to large recreational cannabis farms mostly growing on that property.

“The more complicated and sprawling the mess — frankly, the larger authorized industry is — the larger the issues are,” Donahoe said.

 

With Recreational Pot Legal, No Burning Rush To Start Sales In California- SF Chronicle

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