DEL REY OAKS, Calif. —
The line stretched out the door at Monterey Bay Alternative Medicine Monday morning as hundreds showed up to legally buy recreational cannabis.
“We’re just excited about legal marijuana for 2018,” said customer James Ryan.
MBAM is the only location in Monterey County licensed to sell recreational marijuana products. The dispensary has been operating in Del Rey Oaks as a medical marijuana facility for years with no problems, and the New Year is off to a smooth start too.
“This has been one of those moments that we didn’t know if there would be five people waiting here this morning — or five hundred — and so I am really glad to see it is more of a normal 420 crowd,” said Cecelia Lewis with MBAM.
The club predicted it would serve 1,000 customers by close of business on Monday, many wanting to be part of the 2018 legal weed buying experience.
“I just like smoking weed, and now that it is legal I can do it legally so why not,” said