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California Issues First Recreational Marijuana Distribution Licenses

Sacramento, CA — Just a couple of weeks before recreational marijuana sales become legal in California, the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control has issued its first 20 licenses to sell and transport the drug.

There are various different types licenses, ranging from retail, distribution, lab testing, etc. The first 20 licenses are being dispersed among nine different companies. They are located in Lynwood, San Jose, Santa Rosa, King City, Monrovia, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Port Hueneme and Shasta Lake.

Bureau of Cannabis Control Chief Lori Ajax says, “Last week, we officially launched our online licensing system, and today we’re pleased to issue the first group of temporary licenses to cannabis businesses that fall under the bureau’s jurisdiction. We plan to issue many more before January 1.”

The change in law allows those in the state over 21 years of age to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants. Many cities and counties across the state are debating localized rules and regulations.