Santa Ana at the vanguard of California’s Marijuana Sales
It didn’t take long for licensed shop owners to feel the colossal impact legal marijuana sales would have on their stores. Monday, January 1st, marked the first day of legal marijuana recreational use and transactions. At first it seemed like the milestone would be overshadowed by the fact that the closest legal shops from Los Angeles were located in San Diego and the Coachella Valley.
Finally, Santa Ana joined the fray and by 3:30 p.m. on December 30th, the city had issued licenses to 17 shops to sell recreational marijuana. 48 hours after receiving their license one dispensary in particular opened their doors to a throng of consumers from both inside and outside of California. Within two hours of the first day of legal recreational weed sales, 420 Central sold to more than 100 customers.