The Los Angeles Recreational Marijuana Market is Open for Business

LOS ANGELES — Adult-use cannabis sales kicked off in the city of Los Angeles for the many of the 134 businesses granted recreational retail licenses. WHTC was among those businesses and checked in with President and CEO Yana B. to talk about the advent of legal recreational cannabis in California’s largest marijuana market.

Currently, the only businesses to be granted licenses by the city are Pre-ICO businesses already serving the medical marijuana market within its municipal boundaries. These dispensaries were in operation before a 2007 Interim Control Ordinance (ICO), which effectively stopped new legal collectives from forming, was more at