Though medical marijuana has been legal in California since 1996, voters passed the Adult Use Marijuana Act, otherwise known as Prop 64, in 2016. “Adult use” means that the devil's lettuce, as your conservative aunt used to call it, is now legal in California for any adult who wishes to partake, doctor's recommendation or no. Of course, it still took the state until January of 2018 to begin licensing dispensaries for recreational sales, and a lot of questions remain.
How does the casual cannabis consumer find a good dispensary, and what should you do when you get there? Is Gorilla Glue the right strain for you, or is it all about the Girl Scout Cookies? And what the heck is a dab? (If you have to ask that last one, you're not ready.)
With all this in mind, we’ve created a thorough guide to buying cannabis in California, consulting state law as well as two experts. Jeffrey Welsh is an attorney and the founder of Frontera Law Group, which specializes in the legal cannabis industry. Dina Browner is a medical marijuana advocate, co-owner of West Hollywood dispensary Alternative Herbal Health Services (AHHSWEHO), and served as a consultant on Netflix’s Disjointed. Despite not being a medical doctor, she is best known by the nickname Dr. Dina, which was given to her by fellow cannabis enthusiast Snoop Dogg.