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California recreational pot sales begin Monday

Businesses preparing for Jan. 1

Preparations for Recreational Marijuana Sales KDFX 10PM

COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif. - Recreational marijuana sales will be legal throughout California Monday, January 1, 2018. 

This comes after the passing of Proposition 64 in November 2016, which legalized recreational marijuana use across the state. 

This past year, state leaders have worked to set up regulations and licensing for businesses wanting to sell adult-use and/or medicinal marijuana in 2018. 

READ: Local leaders & dispensaries ready for state pot regulations

As of around 4:30 p.m. Monday, more than 100 retailers have been issued temporary adult-use licenses by the state to sell recreational marijuana. More than a dozen businesses in the Coachella Valley have received their temporary adult-use retail licenses. 

Here's a list of those businesses from the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC)

Cathedral City

  • Cathedral City Releaf 
  • HOTN Cultivation Company
  • Omega Group Inc.
  • P & S Ventures
  • Mother Earth's Farmacy 
  • Cathedral City Care Collective North
  • No Wait Meds
  • West Coast Cannabis Club
  • Atomic Budz

Desert Hot Springs

  • Green Pearl
  • Desert's Finest Patients Cooperative 

Palm Springs 

  • Desert Organics Solutions Collective 
  • Palm Springs Safe Access

Alex Traverso, a spokesperson for the BCC, said the agency will be issuing licenses throughout the weekend and New Year's Day. 

For a list of California businesses with marijuana licenses issued by the BCC, click here

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