As a colleague said to us, only this morning, Los Angeles is a market that will equal the combined states of Colorado, Washington & Oregon.
Exaggeration ?… probably not.
Today the wires are running hot (excuse the pun , considering the situation there) with LA cannabis news
Los Angeles Is Set To Become The Largest U.S. City With Legal Marijuana
“We do big stuff, that’s who we are, that’s how we roll.”
“We are LA. We are a big city. We do big stuff, that’s who we are, that’s how we roll,” Wesson said. “And there are cities throughout this country that are looking at us today.”
The complex regulations are considered a work in progress that will likely need refinement later, but for now, they provide the marijuana industry with some clarity before retailers open their doors next year.
Retail marijuana shops will be allowed only in specifically zoned commercial and industrial areas in the city and will not be permitted within 750 feet of sites like schools, public parks and libraries. Growers and manufacturers of cannabis products will also be limited to specific industrial zones and required to locate at least 600 feet away from schools and similar sites.
The rules will cap the number of shops, growers and manufacturers that can be licensed across Los Angeles. Stores will have to establish strict security measures, including video surveillance and electronic verification that customers are 21 or older.