SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX5) — Californians voted yes, but now the feds are saying no to marijuana.
There is now a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the state’s recreational marijuana business, Even as San Francisco cannabis clubs get ready to cash in.
Outside Shambhala Medical Cannabis Collective in San Francisco’s Mission District there’s a sign that reads “We will be going recreational on Saturday 1/6/18”
That’s the first day it will become legal to sell recreational marijuana in San Francisco.
“We’re hoping to get permitted by San Francisco and California…we’re still waiting and I assume all the clubs in San Francisco are still waiting,” said Al Shawa, the owner of Shambhala MCC.
Shawa is hopeful the approval will come through in the next 24 hours. He’s already nearly doubled his staff to 16 workers in anticipation.
And customers like Hamza Saleh, who just moved to San Francisco, say they’re ready to get in line.
Saleh said, “Normally I would like either, have someone that has a card get it for me, or get it from street dealers, so this is going