1/1/2018 is the new 4/20: Sebastopol okays pot shops

Beginning Jan. 1, anyone over age 21 can walk into one of Sebastopol’s two medical pot dispensaries and purchase recreational cannabis products.

The city in the west county that has continuously stoked its reputation as the Northern California capitol of the wine, the weed and the weird is joining a growing list of Sonoma County cities that will permit purchase of recreational marijuana products. No longer will consumers need to display medical permission cards, a restriction that passage of Proposition 64 did away with in the 2016 election.

 Over the next couple of months, purchase of non-medical marijuana is also expected to be possible in the cities of Santa Rosa, Cotati, Cloverdale and Petaluma.

“We’re all moving forward,” said Craig Litwin, a former two-term Sebastopol councilman who is now a cannabis business consultant.

Sebastopol has two dispensaries, a new outlet called Solful in the Southpoint Shopping Center and the more established shop operated by

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