Recreational weed is now legal in California. But only a few shops are ready for New Years Day.
The day many cannabis enthusiasts in California have been waiting for has finally arrived. New years day welcomes a whole new flock of excited customers in California looking to buy recreational marijuana.
While some stores are operating, others could not open because they did not obtain permits on both a local and state level. The amount of licenses the Cannabis Control regulatory body has to process has made life difficult for prospective dispensaries.
Here are some reactions and photos from the first day of legalization, and a map of local dispensaries licensed by the state of California.
Californians Celebrate Legalization
— 🌲 (@greenstate) January 1, 2018
Stop by #mybpg today and Celebrate the first day of #Legalcannabis in #California!
Be apart of #history! End of #prohibition! End of #prop215!#Cannabis #Newyear #2018 #Berkeley pic.twitter.com/GiKA9xvtBZ
— BPG (@BPGtweet) January 1, 2018
Checking the receipt: 26.75% tax rate on first legal marijuana purchase. pic.twitter.com/rkNNaDmORF
— Chris Roberts (@cbloggy) January 1, 2018