California Issues First Batch of Legal Recreational Marijuana Licenses
On Thursday, California issued its first group of recreational business license only 18 days before January 1, when legal marijuana sales begin.
The 20 temporary licenses, good for 120 days, represent a fraction of the thousands of licenses expected to follow once the state embraces recreational marijuana in the upcoming year. Torrey Holistics are one of 20 companies that received a temporary licenses from the Bureau of Cannabis Control.
The state plans to treat recreational marijuana like alcohol, allowing people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce and grow six marijuana plants at home. The route to legalization began last year when voters approved Proposition 64, allowing recreational cannabis to adults in the nation’s most populous state. Companies expect that it will take some time for society to adjust to marijuana’s legality.