Recreational Pot Gets the Green Light in Sacramento

The Sacramento City Council unanimously approved new rules for adult use marijuana Tuesday night, crossing off a major to-do item ahead of the legalization of recreational sales in January.

Cannabis businesses interested in applying for permits in the city can do so as of today, Nov. 29, Mayor Darrell Steinberg said. Existing medical marijuana dispensaries will also have the opportunity to transition to recreational sales.

The items approved Tuesday relate to dispensaries, delivery services, and local permits. They include the establishment of an equity program to ensure minority businesses are given ample opportunity to thrive and the establishment of a support center for small businesses.

Read more about the vote at ABC 10 and KCRA.