California's passage of Prop. 64 in 2016 goes into effect on January 1, 2018. The legal sale and purchase of recreational marijuana to those 21 and over.
City's, County's and the State of California has been working tirelessly to get regulations into place in time. Medicinal dispensaries have been up and running for years in the Valley. There are six in Palm Springs alone that have successfully set up shop.
According to City Councilman Geoff Kors, the transition to recreational sales should go smoothly. "What we would like to do is make sure that we can put in a regulatory framework, decide where the zoning goes, the state's a little behind on their plan, but we're trying to get people conditional permits so they can be there the day the state's ready."
Hear from an established dispensary owner about the transition to recreational sales. And, some of the pros and cons that include, law enforcement, competition, recreational marijuana tax and the black market.
Tune in Thursday night at 6:00 pm on KESQ News Channel 3.