Cathedral City Care Collective’s Nicholas Hughes speaks about what it means to be a part of history as marijuana becomes legalized Jan. 1, 2018. Wochit
An employee takes a phone call at Cathedral City Care Collective. The marijuana shop opened 12 a.m. Monday, which was the first day marijuana was allowed to be sold in California.(Photo: Colin Atagi/The Desert Sun)Buy Photo
Adan Perez was in the Coachella Valley for New Year’s Eve when he realized he could join California residents in doing what he can’t do back home in Arizona: Legally purchase marijuana.
“I think it’s amazing,” Perez, 29, said Monday as he left Desert Organic Solutions Collective in North Palm Springs. “For it to be recreational, it’s kind of awesome.”
Marijuana enthusiasts flocked to dispensaries across the Coachella Valley Monday, which was the first day Californians could legally purchase cannabis. Roughly a dozen locations in the desert have temporary permits to sell marijuana and at least one of them attracted customers