Hundreds line up at Oakland dispensary to be first to legally buy marijuana for recreational use

Monday, January 01, 2018 12:47PM
Hundreds lined up in Oakland at Harborside Dispensary to be some of the first to legally buy recreational marijuana in California.


OAKLAND, Calif. - Hundreds lined up in Oakland at Harborside Dispensary to be some of the first to legally buy recreational marijuana in California.

Proposition 64 was passed by California voters in 2016. Parts of it went into effect today.

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Cannabis activist, Steve DeAngelo, made the first sale at 6 a.m. to Harborside's attorney, Henry Wycowski.

Customers no longer need a medical recommendation to buy cannabis, but you do need identification proving you are over 21-years-old. Customers have a daily limit of 1 ounce of flower and 8 grams of concentrates. All edibles are limited to 100 milligrams of THC per item.

RELATED: CHP worried about increase in crashes due to pot legalization

The CHP wants to remind people impaired driving is impaired driving, whether it's alcohol, prescription drugs or marijuana.

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