Pot shops across California are open for businesses. As of yesterday, recreational Pot use became legal in the Golden State and shops opened their doors early to help deal with the flood of customers.
Some shops in the state even hired more help – like the big department stores do on Black Friday. Meanwhile, other shops have crazy promotions, including a shop in Santa Cruz giving away T-shirts to the first 420 customers (a nod to the slang term used by pot smokers).
Still, not everyone is enjoying the new freedom. While dozens of shops are open across the Golden State, at least 300 other cities – including Riverside, Fresno, Bakersfield, Pasadena and Anaheim – don't allow selling anything other than medical marijuana.
- The CHP wants to remind people ‘impaired driving’ is impaired driving, whether it's alcohol, prescription drugs or pot – if you’re not sober, don’t get behind the wheel.
- And by the way, in the eyes of the federal government, pot remains illegal. It's also illegal to take marijuana across state lines, bring it on a plane or mail it.
- ONE MORE THING! Just because recreational pot is legal - it doesn't mean you can start lighting up in public. If smoking cigarettes is banned where users want to get their toke on, so is the pot. The legality of non-medical marijuana use is confined to private, or in-home use.