Out of state customers take advantage of Related Healines
COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif. – The new year is bringing a green opportunity for local cannabis dispensaries. Monday marked the first day adult recreational marijuana use is legal in the state of California, only one of a few states that have done so.
“I’m going to get some edibles…I’m not going to take them home,” Jim Hickmon said. He’s is one of several customers at Desert Organic Solutions in Palm Springs who bought legal cannabis for recreational use. It’s all thanks to voters approving Proposition 64 in November of 2016.
“First thing this morning…try my first legal weed,” he said. “We don’t have legal weed in North Carolina.” North Carolina has decriminalized but not legalized any use of cannabis currently. It only allows a very specific use of CBD or cannabidiol hemp oil for certain epilepsy cases.
Hickmon visits the Coachella Valley a few times a year, and saw an opportunity to cope with joint pains and arthritis, without needing a prescription for medicine or