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California opens recreational marijuana market

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As of now, stores can sell harvested marijuana without regulatory controls that will eventually require extensive testing for safety and efficacy. Laboratories will check for compounds such as cannabidiol (Convention on Biological Diversity) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), testing for things like mold, pesticide residue, and bacteria.

Major cities in California now sell marijuana

The gradual rollout of new marijuana regulations in California initially limited the number of stores that could sell adult cannabis products on Mondays in a few cities, including Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Palm Springs and San Diego . And while fewer than 100 state-licensed stores operated on Monday, more are expected to join the market in the coming days and weeks.

The California Office of Cannabis Control has so far issued more than 300 licenses statewide to marijuana distributors, retailers and growers, and intends to continue to approve licenses. However, to commercially sell adult-use marijuana, companies must obtain local approval and government licensing.

Big cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco have been late in setting up local regulations but are expected to issue their own retail licenses soon.

Other large municipalities, such as Fresno, Riverside, Anaheim, Bakersfield, and all surrounding Kern County areas, have banned retail marijuana sales. Long Beach has imposed a temporary ban.

Where else is marijuana legal?

While Colorado And Washington It became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, and legalization in the most populous state is expected to have ripple effects on policy changes across the US

Today, eight states and Washington, D.C. have Similar recreational marijuana laws have been adopted. Retail sales are scheduled to Starting in Massachusetts in July. Twenty-nine states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes.

You can learn more about marijuana laws in the United States by visiting our website Education pageOr, keep up with the ever-evolving cannabis industry through our website news page.

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