Starting today, California is the biggest legal cannabis market in the world. While it’s a veritable milestone, it’s important to be cool, be safe, and be cognizant of the new laws and regulations.
Yes, said laws can be extensive and confusing, but, here are 5 basic things you, the recreational consumer, need to know (with help from Leafly, Marijuana Dispensary and Strain Reviews.)
1. Where Are The Stores? When Do They Open And Close?
Under state regulations, legal retail stores can operate between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Currently, the below shops are operating legally in San Diego County:
10671 Roselle St., Sorrento Valley, 858.558.1420, torreyholistics.com
The Tree House Balboa
8863 Balboa Ave., Ste. E, Kearny Mesa, 858.598.5983, balboammc.webjoint.com
7128 Miramar Rd., Suite 10, Mira Mesa, 858.247.0953, mankindcoop.com
Kearny Mesa: 5125 Convoy St., 858.836.1303; Mission Valley: 3455 Camino Del Rio South, 619.701.6036, apothekare.com
Golden State Greens, Point Loma
3452 Hancock St., Midway District, 619.268.8035, plpcc.org
A Green Alternative
2335 Roll Dr., #4, Otay Mesa, 844.665.0420, agreenalternative.org
2405 Harbor Dr., Barrio Logan, 619.841.2045, harbormmcc.com
The Healing Center San Diego
3703 Camino del Rio South, Mission Valley, 858.324.2420, thcsd.com
Southwest Patient Group
658 E. San Ysidro Blvd., San Ysidro, 619.663.6337, southwestpatientgroup.com
Bay Park: 1028 Buenos Ave., Morena, 619.275.2235, Golden Hill: 3385 Sunrise St. San Diego, CA 92102 urbnleaf.com
2. Bring Your ID
The above shops are open to anyone 21 and over—you don’t need to be a California resident. If you’re under 21, you’ll need a doctor’s rec to obtain medical cannabis products.
3. Cash Only
While all shops have ATMs on site, cannabis is still a cash-only biz.
4. Purchasing Limits
You can buy up to an ounce of weed, eight grams of concentrates, and six immature plants. *Medical patients will have a higher limits, but do you really need more? If you are new to edibles, START SLOW. Within the next 6 months, the state will limit the serving size of edibles to 10 milligrams of THC, with no more than 100 mg allowed in a single product package.