LOS ANGELES (AP) – The arrival of the new year in California brings with it broad legalization of marijuana.
The law comes two decades after California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana.READ MORE: Police: Dallas Officer Arrested, Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
So-called recreational pot is now legal for adults 21 and older. Individuals can grow up to six plants and possess as much as an ounce.READ MORE: US Border Agents Receiving Help On Custody Work, Returning To Field
Finding a retail outlet to buy non-medical pot in California won’t be easy, at least initially. Only about 90 businesses received state licenses to open on New Year’s Day. They are concentrated in San Diego, Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Palm Springs area.
Los Angeles and San Francisco are among the many cities where recreational pot won’t be available right away. Other places, including Fresno, Bakersfield and Kern County, outlawed recreational marijuana sales.MORE NEWS: US Ramps Up Plan To Expel Thousands Of Haitian Migrants Gathered In Texas
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