The legalization of cannabis in California carries with it a host of different meanings for different aspects of the industry; from dispensaries, cultivators, and distributors, to the workers and customers they serve. But what does legalization actually look like?

For starters, cannabis has been legal for medical purposes since 1996, when the California Compassionate Use Act made it legal for a doctor to approve certain patients to use cannabis, as well as their primary caregiver to grow the drug for them,  as stated on the website of Kann California Law Group.

Recreational use of cannabis didn’t become legal until 2016, when Prop 64 passed and allowed for the adult use of cannabis, as well as additional taxes on cannabis grown and sold for recreational use. The proposition laid out an opportunity for cannabis to…



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