San Francisco Mayor Signs Legislation Allowing Adult-Use Cannabis Sales to Start in January

San Francisco Mayor Signs Legislation Allowing Adult-Use Cannabis Sales to Start in January

Mayor Ed Lee signed legislation Wednesday creating regulations and permit requirements for commercial cannabis retail, distribution and production.

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December 7, 2017
FOX News
Legislation and regulation News State by State: California

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Wednesday signed legislation creating regulations and permit requirements for commercial cannabis retail, distribution and production, paving the way for recreational sales to begin in January.

The legislation, which received final approval by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, will allow the city's 45 existing marijuana dispensaries and delivery services to move ahead with retail sales in early January.

RELATED: San Francisco Mayor Expected to Sign City's Recreational Cannabis Regulations Into Law

Californians voted to approve adult use of marijuana in November 2016 via Proposition 64, and its use and sale is set to become legal statewide on Jan. 1. However, individual cities and counties are allowed to establish their own permitting requirements and regulations for businesses hoping to set up shop for retail sales, as well as growing or processing operations.

While 74 percent of San Francisco voters supported Prop 64, the debate over local regulations was colored by outspoken protests from marijuana opponents.

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