Could Los Angeles Potentially Become The Capital Of Cannabis?
With new laws having gone into effect early in 2017, California joined Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada as a “green friendly” state. The new laws have essentially legalized recreational marijuana by allowing individuals to use and carry marijuana without a prescription, but can California become the capital of cannabis?
The Pros: California is one of the largest, and most well-known states. Once an industry takes off in California, it becomes popular quickly and easily. Marijuana delivery is not even a new industry in California. In 1996, California was the first state to legalize the use of medical cannabis. Since then, many dispensaries have offered their business to individuals with an appropriate doctor’s order. There are plenty of dispensaries that offer medical marijuana delivery in Los Angeles that will also bring marijuana right to your door as long as you can provide the appropriate documentation.
The Cons: The change from medical to recreational is taking some time and at least for the moment, there is no way to legally obtain marijuana for recreational purposes. The chance will mean that many dispensaries will have to go through the tedious, and potentially expensive process of re-licensing in order to sell recreationally. Some dispensaries may choose to opt out of the change, which will delay the transition and ultimately hurt California’s cannabis business. Before California can claim the top spot, it will also need to compete with Colorado, which already has an established reputation for cannabis use and has plenty of recreational dispensaries and cannabis delivery options.
It is unclear about whether California can even begin to compete with Colorado when it comes to the cannabis business until 2018, when dispensaries can start becoming licensed to carry marijuana for recreational purposes. As of right now, California may be in the running, but it has a long way to go to becoming the capital of cannabis.