Here’s the lowdown on recreational marijuana starting New Year’s Day in Sacramento

Maybe you want to participate in the historical moment, the day when the nation’s largest producer of cannabis becomes the country’s largest legal marijuana market.

Or maybe you just want to nurse a hangover from New Year’s Eve with a few tokes.

Whatever your reason, if you’re 21 or older, you can legally buy marijuana in Sacramento and other places in California starting Monday. As of Sunday afternoon, seven dispensaries received permits to sell recreational weed in Sacramento, and their owners raced to prepare for the new landscape.

“Are we ready for what’s going to happen? We’re not sure,” said Phillip Blurton, who owns All About Wellness in midtown Sacramento, which received state approval Saturday. “We don’t know if it’s going to be a rush of people. We really don’t know what to expect. We are fully staffed (Monday), it’s all hands on deck.”

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