Residents Of San Francisco Eager To Buy Recreational Marijuana Are Going To Have To Wait
The city has said it needs to figure out how it will regulate the industry before it issues permits to sell anything.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Recreational Marijuana Sales Won’t Start In January In SF After All
People eager to start buying recreational marijuana from shops in San Francisco when sales become legal throughout the state in January are going to have to wait a little longer. The city won’t issue permits to sell recreational marijuana until it passes new laws to regulate the industry and creates an equity program to help low-income entrepreneurs, people of color, and former drug offenders break into the market. (Swan, 9/26)
Hemp In California: Could Marijuana’s Mellow Cousin Be The Next Environmental And Economic Boon?
Marijuana got all the attention last year when voters approved a landmark ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana. But buried in the last few pages of the lengthy measure was less noticed language legalizing industrial hemp production. (Edwards Staggs, 9/27)