The Desert Sun reports

California cannabis regulators are starting to dole out annual licenses to sell marijuana – and a handful of local pot shops are among the first crop of licensees.

Since the beginning of 2018, California cannabis regulators have been issuing temporary licenses valid for 120 days, plus additional extensions. But the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the agency that regulates certain cannabis businesses like retailers, distributors and event organizers, will stop issuing or extending those temporary licenses after December 31, 2018.

Four shops in Cathedral City and Palm Springs – Dank Depot, No Wait Meds, Atomic Budz and Leef Industries – are among the first ten companies to get annual retail licenses in California, according to the Bureau of Cannabis Control.

Source: https://www.desertsun.com/story/money/2018/11/05/palm-springs-cathedral-city-pot-shops-among-first-california-get-annual-weed-licenses/1892094002/