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This Is What Shopping For Legal Weed Looks Like In California

As of Jan 1., Californians are legally permitted to grow, sell, and consume recreational marijuana.

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A budtender displays cannabis at the Higher Path medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles on Dec. 27, 2017. The state has issued dozens of permits for retailers to begin recreational sales, expanding a market that is expected to grow to $7 billion annually by 2020. Still, the sell of recreational marijuana is currently federally regulated as an all-cash business.

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Customers wait outside the MedMen store in West Hollywood, one of the two Los Angeles–area pot shops that began selling marijuana for recreational use on Jan. 2.

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Green Pearl Organics owner Nicole Salisbury inspects drying marijuana on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Desert Hot Springs.

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BaKed Lollipops, with 90 milligrams each of THC, the chemical component in cannabis responsible for making users high, for sale at Higher Path, Dec. 27, 2017.

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