Dec 26

California cannabis check-in: A year after marijuana sales began in the Golden State, a deep dive into the state of the legal market

Interview Audio Recording: This January 1 marks the one year anniversary of California’s legalization of recreational pot, and the state has come a long way in destigmatizing the drug.

But that’s not to say there isn’t a long way to go before the marijuana industry settles all of its growing pains. Those attempting to get into the legal business claim the state’s regulations are too stringent and the barrier for entry too costly. Additionally, weed is still a schedule 1 drug under federal law, hampering potential for inter-state commerce and growth, as well as blurring the lines of legality for past and present criminal possession charges.

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