Last year, the voters of California gave the state well more than a year to prepare for the legal sale and distribution of marijuana for recreational use. That was 8 months ago. With less than 6 months left, it appears the state -- and especially local governments -- are running behind the schedule dictated by Proposition 64, the ballot measure that legalized recreational marijuana in California. More from Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric.
The head of the agency tasked with drafting California's recreational pot regulations told lawmakers this week that they will "phase in" business licensing starting January 1, 2018. Prop 64 legalized recreational pot use for adults and set a deadline for state agencies to establish rules for growing, manufacturing and selling marijuana. Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric has the story.