CALIFORNIA: The City of West Hollywood has become one of the first cities in the state to permit Adult-Use Retail cannabis sales. The City of West Hollywood has issued Temporary Use Permits (TUPs) to four existing Medical-Use Dispensaries, which authorize Adult-Use Retail sales at their current locations on a temporary basis beginning on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. These are:
- Alternative Herbal Health Services (AHHS)
7828 Santa Monica Boulevard;
- The Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group (LAPCG)
7213 Santa Monica Boulevard;
- MedMen WeHo
8208 Santa Monica Boulevard; and
- Zen Healing
8464 Santa Monica Boulevard.
“West Hollywood has led the way in the national discussion about decriminalizing the use of cannabis for medical purposes,” said West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman. “Now, our City is leading the way in supporting and authorizing adult-use of cannabis.”
People who wish to purchase Adult-Use cannabis must be at least 21 years old; people who wish to fulfill a Medical-Use prescription from a medical doctor must be at least 18 years old. Smoking, vaping, or ingesting cannabis is not permitted in public places. Landlords are permitted to forbid cannabis use on their property and tenants who require medicinal cannabis and have a prescription may ask landlords for reasonable accommodations under state law. Despite California law, Federal law still views cannabis as a controlled substance, even for medical use.