California marijuana dispensaries open to recreational buyers for first time

The nation’s most populous state joins a growing list of other states where so-called recreational marijuana is permitted, even though the Federal Government continues to classify it as a controlled substance, like heroin and LSD.

California voters in 2016 made it legal for adults 21 and older to grow, possess and use limited quantities of marijuana, but it was not legal to sell it for recreational purposes until January 1.

Growing and selling marijuana for medicinal purposes has been legal in California since 1996.

The marijuana market in the state, which boasts the world’s sixth-largest economy, is valued by most experts at several billion dollars annually and is expected to generate at least a $US1 billion a year in tax revenue.

Jeff Deakin, 66, his wife Mary and their dog waited all night and were first in a line of 100 people when a longtime medical pot shop in Oakland opened at 6:00am and offered early customers joints for 1 cent and free T-shirts that read “Flower to the People — Cannabis for All”.


yay for the stoners..australian medicinal market is on fire right now as well..


~ by seeker401 on January 8, 2018.

4 Responses to “California marijuana dispensaries open to recreational buyers for first time”

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  2. taxes on the recreational are crazy! an eight (3.5 grams) that used to go for $50 now costs close to $70 in some jurisdictions. black market will continue to thive in these conditions. i hear the clone counters are doing brisk business as well, as more people turn to growing at home now that 6 plants for personal use are legal.

    above was written under the infleunce of some DoSiDo mixed with Raspberry OG, purchased last year when it was still underground and cool, man 🙂

    • this message was written whilst at work and not under the soothing effects of any maryjane.. 🙂

      used to be 12 for personal use here a few decades ago..that was some fun days..

    • 6 plants for legal use…. gee – i wont mind even 1 plant..or just a few leaves 🙂

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