Los Angeles marijuana stores on Friday evening got the OK to begin selling cannabis to anyone 21 and older with just an ID.
The first state license for a cannabis business in L.A. went to MedMen Beverly Hills for the Robertson Boulevard shop to sell both recreational and medical cannabis, according to Bureau of Cannabis Control records.
Recreational marijuana sales were allowed to begin in California on Jan. 1 per voter-approved Proposition 64.
Dozens of shops throughout the state ushered in the New Year with long lines of people waiting to buy the state’s first legal cannabis. But in order to get a state license, businesses had to first have a local permit. And Los Angeles didn’t start accepting applications for temporary marijuana permits until Jan. 3.
The city issued its first permits on Jan. 12. They’d handed out 55 permits as of Friday afternoon, according to a city database.
The early permits went