HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — It’s been a month since recreational marijuana became legal in California, and pot consumers have one more city- and state-approved shop where they can buy their pot over the counter in Los Angeles.
MMD, Inc. was open for business Friday, with a long line of eager customers waiting by the time the doors opened at 10 a.m.
“It’s been a long time coming,” Steve Ashbell of MMD Dispensary told CBS2 News. The shop near the Cahuenga and Sunset in the heart of Hollywood calls itself the first dispensary in the area to get a license from the City of Los Angeles and the State of California for adult use sales of legal marijuana.
He’s part of a large chorus of folks calling this the end of marijuana “prohibition.”
MMD is one of 98 stores the Los Angeles Dept. of Cannabis Regulation said now have temporary approval to sell recreational pot.
Along with the herb, oils and edibles being sold Friday, employees at MMD were handing out information on what is and isn’t legal with the passage of the new