People in the Inland Empire who wanted to take advantage of California's new law legalizing recreational marijuana had to search for the few, sometimes far-flung outlets in our region that were open and selling product to the public. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
New Year's Day marked a seismic shift for California's culture, economy, and law enforcement. It is now legal for adults 21 and over to walk into a licensed retailer and buy cannabis for recreational use. Voters set this change in motion when the approved Proposition 64 in November of 2016. However as Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports, the rollout of commercial marijuana sales is moving slowly.
Now that California has released applications for cannabis dispensaries, retailers are scrambling to get their ducks in a row so they can open their doors come January. Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports that potential pot retailers are still being slowed by expensive permits, lots of paperwork, and continued resistance to legal marijuana.