Medical cannabis was just the first step, and what a step it was. People with medical marijuana cards can now get marijuana delivery in many parts of California. In fact, the cannabis delivery business is thriving in ways that would have seemed unthinkable a few short years ago. As policies change to become more in line with public opinion, it was only a matter of time before California approved recreational use of cannabis. In fact, new laws regarding the sale of recreational cannabis will soon take effect.
Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries Coming Soon in 2018
The first move toward legalizing recreational marijuana came in 2017. As of this year, any adult aged 21 or older can grow up to six cannabis plants in his or her own house for personal use. Currently, if you have a medical marijuana card, you can legally grow cannabis at home or buy it from licensed dispensaries. The first dispensaries licensed to sell cannabis for adult use (that is, recreational use) will open in 2018.
The licensing of recreational marijuana dispensaries happens at the city or county level. Therefore, some parts of California will have recreational dispensaries before others. Los Angeles has long been one of the 420 friendliest parts of California, so it has enthusiastically approved recreational cannabis dispensaries.
Restrictions on the Sale of Recreational Cannabis
One can imagine that L.A.’s recreational dispensaries will be like old-time head shops, except that they can be out in the open about selling cannabis. Do not get the idea, though, that there will be a weed dispensary on every corner. They cannot operate in residential areas or near schools or bars. Mostly, they will be in industrial districts.
Los Angeles has approved recreational marijuana dispensaries, and the first ones will open soon.