Long Beach Moves Forward with Recreational Marijuana Business Plans

Thanks to Prop. 64, the state of California is considering applications for licenses for recreational marijuana businesses beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Authority rests with local governments to decide whether to allow recreational marijuana sales to go into effect in their area, giving them power to either issue bans or develop policies for businesses to operate. The Long Beach City Council is the latest to join the movement. The council recently voted to move ahead with developing policies for recreational marijuana businesses to operate in Long Beach. According to an article from the Long Beach Press Telegram, Long Beach has more than 100 pending applications for a wide range of marijuana businesses. Two of an allotted 32 dispensaries have opened so far in the area, in Rose Park and Belmont Shore. In November 2016, the same time Prop. 64 passed, Long Beach repealed its medical marijuana ban in the city, as citizens voted in favor of Measure MM. Since then, the city…

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