Pot sales now legal in California, but you can’t find it everywhere yet
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. — At one minute after midnight Monday, Nick Hughes at the Cathedral City Care Collective was celebrating more than the new year: He had his first legal recreational marijuana customer — perhaps the first in all of California.
Sales statewide weren’t supposed to begin until 6 a.m. PT, but Hughes said he had permission from city officials to start selling once the clock hit midnight.
“He was waiting for us to open,” Hughes said of his first customer. “He was excited, and he seemed like he was honored to be the first.”
Californians voted in 2016 to legalize sales and anyone 21 and older now can make purchases at licensed shops as well as grow, possess and use limited quantities of weed.